Thermo Fisher Scientific
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a key technology for trace elements in routine-focused laboratories. The determination of trace elements is regulated in a number of sample matrices, including drinking waters (EPA method 200.8 and ISO method 17294), waste waters (EPA method 6020B), foodstuffs (AOAC method 2015.01) and pharmaceutical products (United States Pharmacopeia chapters <232> and <233>).
In many cases, contract laboratories are key players to turn over the large amount of samples coming through from smaller and mid-size municipalities (unable to perform cost efficient testing themselves) or companies that do not want to operate specialized laboratories with lower sample throughput. Contract laboratories can therefore offer cost efficient analysis through higher numbers of samples, and specialize to offer dedicated solutions for key requirements.
Because of that, contract laboratories have a stringent demand set on analytical instruments, allowing them to work highly cost efficient, through minimized sample turnover times, and maximized system uptime. This again is facilitated by the instrument manufacturers through intelligent solutions for sample handling, instrument performance and reduced maintenance requirements in routine operation. New technology, such as triple quadrupole ICP-MS is again key to overcome remaining challenges for ICP-MS, such as unexpected interferences requiring post analysis assessment of the data and labor intensive subsequent re-runs.
This webcast will show you how modern ICP-MS instruments such as the Thermo Scientific iCAP RQ ICP-MS and Thermo Scientific iCAP TQ ICP-MS can help to solve the above mentioned challenges. The presentation will also show how key metrics such as turnover time per sample or maintenance required downtime can be reduced without compromising system performance.
In this webcast you will:
Richard Jack Sr., Director, Vertical Marketing – Environmental, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Richard is the senior director of vertical marketing for the environmental and industrial markets at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. with over 15 yrs. experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry for the environmental, semiconductor, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Richard collaborates with global regulatory agencies to develop validated methods through new applications, instrumentation, column chemistries, and software. Richard is a former EPA Scientific Advisor for the EPA’s panel on Hydraulic Fracturing, a co-author for EPA 557 and 557.1 along with ASTM D8001 and updates to D4327 and D6919 methods. He is currently the Second Vice Chairman for the ASTM D19 subcommittee on water analysis.
Daniel Kutscher, Product Marketing Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Daniel earned a degree in Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Germany, in 2007. Following that, Daniel joined the Analytical Spectrometry Group at the University of Oviedo, Spain, where he obtained his PhD in 2011. His main research interest in that time was the use of elemental labeling of proteins and peptides to explore new technologies based on elemental mass spectrometry for their accurate quantification.
Daniel joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2011 as a Product Specialist for ICP-MS focusing on hyphenated techniques such as IC-ICP-MS, and finding solutions for the high-throughput analysis of challenging sample types. In 2018, became a Product Marketing Specialist.
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