Mode 3: Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA®)

Liquid Extraction Surface Analysis (LESA) is the newest mode of operation for the TriVersa NanoMate, an automated chip-based nanoelectrospray source for mass spectrometry. Developed in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, LESA enables simple, direct nanoESI mass spectrometric analysis from a variety of surfaces.

[ Animation: The TriVersa NanoMate for LESA ]

[ Video: LESA in action presented by Dr. Jack Henion ]

  • Speed & Simplicity – no sample preparation
  • More Information – long, stable ESI
  • Sensitivity – lower detection limits than other surface analysis techniques

Analyze direct from any surface with extractable analytes such as:

  • Thin tissue sections
  • TLC plates and other planar separation media
  • Dried blood spots (DBS) on paper
  • Analyze MALDI plates for complementary information by ESI

The LESA capability is available as an upgrade to all previously installed TriVersa NanoMates as well as an option on new purchases, and is compatible with the majority of mass spectrometers.

TriVersa NanoMate Success Stories

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University of Southern Denmark

"Essential for any Lipidomics Laboratory."

Christer S. Ejsing, PhD, Associate Professor

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University of Birmingham

"The TriVersa NanoMate revolutionized nanospray."

Dr. Helen Cooper, Senior Lecturer, School of BioSciences

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Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology Golm, Germany

"I can’t imagine running these analyses without the TriVersa NanoMate"

Dr. Patrick Giavalisco, Research Group Leader

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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol – Bristol, UK

"Advion’s technology gives you what you want very quickly."

John Crosby, Senior Lecturer, Organic & Biological Chemistry

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Recent TriVersa NanoMate Publications

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TriVersa NanoMate Application Notes

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Using the TriVersa NanoMate with LESA for Analyte Profiling in Material Science

Surface analysis techniques have gained significant attention over the last couple of years with LESA being an interesting alternative to techniques such as SIMS or MALDI imaging. This note demonstrates practical applications for LESA in the material sciences.

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