Shimadzu enhances its mass spectrometry platform with the launch of a new Q-TOF system

by Aug 10, 2018Analytical

Kyoto, Japan – June 1, 2018.  Shimadzu, one of the world’s fastest growing mass spectrometry companies, today announced the launch of the LCMS-9030 system. The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 is a research grade quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometer designed to deliver high resolution accurate-mass detection with incredibly fast data acquisition rates allowing scientists to identify and quantify more compounds with greater confidence. It takes the same engineering DNA from our proven, rugged, high performance triple quadrupole platform and helps to transform high mass accuracy workflows bringing together high sensitivity, high speed and high-resolution detection.

The Shimadzu LCMS-9030 will be unveiled at the 66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, which takes place June 3-7 in San Diego, CA.

Key technology drivers

Ultra-fast (UF) acquisition rates and core ion beam technologies developed for the triple quadrupole platform have opened new possibilities in quantitative mass spectrometry by delivering exceptional sensitivity, specific quantitation and enhanced target compound verification. The new LCMS-9030 Q-TOF builds on this proven platform by rethinking time-of-flight detection. In the LCMS-9030, core ion beam technologies create a unique ion gate using UFaccumulation™ to deliver a precise pulse of ions into the flight tube.  The flight tube is optimised for high sensitivity and high resolution using iRefTOF reflectron technology which generates an ideal reflectron field delivering the highest mass discrimination with highly stable mass accuracy.

By bringing together UF technologies and innovative TOF thinking the LCMS-9030 represents a step-change in Q-TOF performance and capability by unlocking a new solution for analysing even the most complex samples.

 ‘Our Q-TOF technology on the LCMS-9030 will push the boundaries further for high mass accuracy and high mass resolution detection and will make an impact to scientists across all applications from small molecule quantitation to complex intact protein analysis. At Shimadzu this technology highlights our passion for making something new and innovative with our commitment to making analysis better and promote better science.’

– Shuzo Maruyama, General Manager, Analytical & Measuring Instrument Division, Shimadzu Corporation

About Shimadzu Corporation

Founded in 1875, Shimadzu Corporation, a leader in the development of advanced technologies, has a distinguished history of innovation built on the foundation of contributing to society through science and technology. Shimadzu maintains a global network of sales, service, technical support and applications centers on six continents, and has established long-term relationships with a host of highly trained distributors located in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


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