University of Loughborough, Centre for Analytical Sciences
Q: WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF YOUR LAB’S RESEARCH?
A: My group specializes in developing new methods for pharmaceutical, metabolomic and security applications. In particular, this has involved the analysis of volatiles, either by direct analysis of breath, or through using thermal desorption to extract volatiles from solid or liquid matrices.
Q: WHAT WAS YOUR PREVIOUS WORK FLOW OR CHALLENGES?
A: Previously, we used a quadrupole time-of-flight instrument for volatile analysis. These instruments are not really designed with the analysis of small volatiles in mind and required preconcentration for breath analysis.
Q: WHY DID YOU INCORPORATE THE EXPRESSION CMS INTO YOUR LABORATORY?
A: The expression CMS offers excellent performance in the low m/z range and proved highly sensitive for determining volatile species in breath, requiring no preconcentration. Secondly, the instrument is transportable and can be deployed at the site of sampling giving high sample throughput and real-time measurements.
Q: WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO PURCHASE THE EXPRESSION CMS?
A: Anyone interested in volatile analysis would find the CMS an excellent instrument for targeted analysis.