Emerging Contaminants

Identification and quantitation of emerging contaminants

Monitoring, identification and quantitation requirements for environmental contaminants are constantly evolving, requiring innovative techniques and instrumentation to keep pace. Thermo Scientific products and technologies provide effective tools and workflows for screening and quantifying known and unknown contaminants from sample preparation to analyte separation, detection and innovative data analysis software.

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How can I test for contaminants of emerging concern?

Emerging contaminants, or contaminants of emerging concern, include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical and personal products (PPCPs)
  • Hormones and endocrine disruptors
  • Flame retardants
  • Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
  • Nanoparticles

Some known emerging contaminants can be detected and quantitated using single- or triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (MS) in targeted analysis. Identifying and quantitating unknown emerging contaminants relies on gas chromatography (GC) or liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to high-resolution mass, accurate-mass (HRAM) mass spectrometry. Advances in HRAM MS have expanded the range of potential targets that can be monitored and increased confidence in compound identification, access to powerful, comprehensive tools for identifying unknowns, and retrospectively analyze data even when the sample no longer exists.


Technologies for emerging contaminant testing

 Technologies for emerging contaminant testing

Targeted and untargeted emerging contaminant workflows

To address changing regulatory requirements faster, including U.S. EPA, EU, Drinking Water Directive (DWD) standards and others, select topics below to find recommended products and instructions for detection, identification and analysis of emerging contaminants in various analytes, including different types of water.

Dionex AutoTrace 280 Solid-Phase Extraction Instrument

Extract analytes of interest from large volume aqueous samples easily and efficiently with the Thermo Scientific Dionex AutoTrace 280 Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) Instrument.


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Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

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Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.


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TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

Further reading


Further reading

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions


Further reading

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.


Further reading

TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

Further reading


Further reading

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions


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TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Address the most stringent analytical challenges for targeted quantitation workflows with the Thermo Scientific TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer. With its improved Active Ion Management (AIM) technology, segmented quadrupoles, novel electron multipliers, and enhanced ion transmission tubes, the TSQ Altis MS helps you achieve unprecedented experimental sensitivity for all molecular species in complex matrices without sacrificing robustness.


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Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) Software

For environmental testing laboratories looking to achieve the highest levels of compliance, or improve laboratory productivity, consider the Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS). The Chromeleon CDS helps meet regulatory requirements without sacrificing efficiency using the integrated security system, audit trails, and version management tools. Chromeleon is the leading software for multi-vendor instrument control, reporting, enterprise integration and sample processing using eWorkflows. Streamline your laboratory using one centrally implemented CDS for both chromatography and quantitative MS workflows to gain considerable efficiency.


Further reading


Further reading

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions


Further reading

TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

Address the most stringent analytical challenges for targeted quantitation workflows with the Thermo Scientific TSQ Altis Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer. With its improved Active Ion Management (AIM) technology, segmented quadrupoles, novel electron multipliers, and enhanced ion transmission tubes, the TSQ Altis MS helps you achieve unprecedented experimental sensitivity for all molecular species in complex matrices without sacrificing robustness.


Further reading

Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) Software

For environmental testing laboratories looking to achieve the highest levels of compliance, or improve laboratory productivity, consider the Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS). The Chromeleon CDS helps meet regulatory requirements without sacrificing efficiency using the integrated security system, audit trails, and version management tools. Chromeleon is the leading software for multi-vendor instrument control, reporting, enterprise integration and sample processing using eWorkflows. Streamline your laboratory using one centrally implemented CDS for both chromatography and quantitative MS workflows to gain considerable efficiency.


Further reading

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Xcalibur Software

Control and process data from Thermo Scientific LC-MS systems and related instruments with easy-to-use Thermo Scientific Xcalibur software. Windows-based Xcalibur software provides method setup, data acquisition, data processing, and data acquisition and processing integration to provide higher quality and more relevant data.

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Xcalibur Software

Control and process data from Thermo Scientific LC-MS systems and related instruments with easy-to-use Thermo Scientific Xcalibur software. Windows-based Xcalibur software provides method setup, data acquisition, data processing, and data acquisition and processing integration to provide higher quality and more relevant data.


Further reading

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Compound Discoverer Software

The challenge for small-molecule analysis is to efficiently identify contaminants in complex environmental samples. Environmental scientists typically manually process and integrate their data using multiple third party applications or rely on third party experts. With a comprehensive, integrated set of libraries, databases, and statistical analysis tools able to link in customizable workflows, the Thermo Scientific™ Compound Discoverer™ software streamlines unknown identification. Both the mzCloud spectral library and mzVault software integrate with Compound Discoverer software to create flexible small-molecule data-processing workflows.

  • mzCloud spectral library is an extensively curated online library that contains high-quality, fully annotated Orbitrap based MSn spectral data
  • mzLogic uses all of the available data to aid in ranking putative identifications, streamlining the unknown contaminant identification workflow.
  • mzVault software offers a solution for laboratories that wish to perform offline data processing, or the power to build and search their own propriety libraries.
  • Seamless connection with TraceFinder software for targeted screening and quantitation workflows.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Compound Discoverer Software

The challenge for small-molecule analysis is to efficiently identify contaminants in complex environmental samples. Environmental scientists typically manually process and integrate their data using multiple third party applications or rely on third party experts. With a comprehensive, integrated set of libraries, databases, and statistical analysis tools able to link in customizable workflows, the Thermo Scientific™ Compound Discoverer™ software streamlines unknown identification. Both the mzCloud spectral library and mzVault software integrate with Compound Discoverer software to create flexible small-molecule data-processing workflows.

  • mzCloud spectral library is an extensively curated online library that contains high-quality, fully annotated Orbitrap based MSn spectral data
  • mzLogic uses all of the available data to aid in ranking putative identifications, streamlining the unknown contaminant identification workflow.
  • mzVault software offers a solution for laboratories that wish to perform offline data processing, or the power to build and search their own propriety libraries.
  • Seamless connection with TraceFinder software for targeted screening and quantitation workflows.

Further reading

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

EQuan MAX Plus System for water testing

Screen for trace contaminants in water and beverages quickly, easily, and with greater confidence using a Thermo Scientific EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS system. Exposure to pesticides, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disruptors, and perfluorinated compounds in water is a significant health concern. The EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS system provides a turn-key solution for screening, identification, and quantitation of trace contaminants in environmental water, drinking water and beverage samples.

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Compound Discoverer Software

The challenge for small-molecule analysis is to efficiently identify contaminants in complex environmental samples. Environmental scientists typically manually process and integrate their data using multiple third party applications or rely on third party experts. With a comprehensive, integrated set of libraries, databases, and statistical analysis tools able to link in customizable workflows, the Thermo Scientific™ Compound Discoverer™ software streamlines unknown identification. Both the mzCloud spectral library and mzVault software integrate with Compound Discoverer software to create flexible small-molecule data-processing workflows.

  • mzCloud spectral library is an extensively curated online library that contains high-quality, fully annotated Orbitrap based MSn spectral data
  • mzLogic uses all of the available data to aid in ranking putative identifications, streamlining the unknown contaminant identification workflow.
  • mzVault software offers a solution for laboratories that wish to perform offline data processing, or the power to build and search their own propriety libraries.
  • Seamless connection with TraceFinder software for targeted screening and quantitation workflows.

TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

EQuan MAX Plus System for water testing

Screen for trace contaminants in water and beverages quickly, easily, and with greater confidence using a Thermo Scientific EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS system. Exposure to pesticides, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disruptors, and perfluorinated compounds in water is a significant health concern. The EQuan MAX Plus LC-MS system provides a turn-key solution for screening, identification, and quantitation of trace contaminants in environmental water, drinking water and beverage samples.

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

Compound Discoverer Software

The challenge for small-molecule analysis is to efficiently identify contaminants in complex environmental samples. Environmental scientists typically manually process and integrate their data using multiple third party applications or rely on third party experts. With a comprehensive, integrated set of libraries, databases, and statistical analysis tools able to link in customizable workflows, the Thermo Scientific™ Compound Discoverer™ software streamlines unknown identification. Both the mzCloud spectral library and mzVault software integrate with Compound Discoverer software to create flexible small-molecule data-processing workflows.

  • mzCloud spectral library is an extensively curated online library that contains high-quality, fully annotated Orbitrap based MSn spectral data
  • mzLogic uses all of the available data to aid in ranking putative identifications, streamlining the unknown contaminant identification workflow.
  • mzVault software offers a solution for laboratories that wish to perform offline data processing, or the power to build and search their own propriety libraries.
  • Seamless connection with TraceFinder software for targeted screening and quantitation workflows.

TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

Further reading

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

Solid Phase Extraction Consumables

Select from our broad range of solid phase extraction (SPE) consumables to solve your sample preparation challenges. They have been tailored for a broad spectrum of sample and application requirements as well as sample volume and throughput constraints. Choose from a large variety of stationary phases in cartridge, well plate, tip and other formats. Be sure to discover our latest revolutionary SPE innovation—the first fritless Thermo Scientific SOLA SPE plates and cartridges.

Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system is biocompatible and enables you to increase your productivity and drive innovation without compromising quality. The Vanquish Flex system offers flexibility with binary or quaternary solvent blending options providing the most advanced performance to accomplish all applications from method development to routine analysis with HPLC to UHPLC capabilities.

More HPLC solutions

Orbitrap Exploris 120 mass spectrometer

Achieve the maximum level of confidence in your high-resolution mass spectrometry results for both screening and quantitation using the Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris120 mass spectrometer. With ultra high resolution capability, the Exploris 120 MS eliminates concerns over false positives or negatives by eliminating matrix interferences and delivering high mass accuracy to generate only reliable results. By significantly accelerating the path to confident results for both expert and novice MS users, the Exploris 120 MS delivers premium performance at an affordable price.

TraceFinder Software

Drive your productivity with built-in intelligence provided through TraceFinder software acquisition and data processing which enables control of multi-channel LC, single quadrupole, triple quadrupole and high-resolution LC-MS systems. This control helps streamline and standardize operating procedures, minimizing training requirements and simplifying lab operations. Quantitation is simplified for both large and small molecule lists such as PFAS and other contaminants through:

  • Template-driven workflows
  • Smart sample flagging
  • Compound databases for method building
  • In-depth data visualization capabilities
  • A customizable user interface
  • Automated custom reporting

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