SCIEX launches brand new high resolution mass spec system

Posted: 3 November 2015 | Victoria White | No comments yet

The first model, the X500R, was designed exclusively for routine food, environmental and forensic testing labs based on extensive customer input…

SCIEX has announced the launch of the new X-Series mass spectrometry (MS) platform.


The MS platform introduces an entirely new industrial design and is comprised of customised models, each fully-loaded with easy-to-use software, methods and libraries custom-designed for targeted customer applications. The first model, the X500R, was designed exclusively for routine food, environmental and forensic testing labs based on extensive customer input.

High resolution MS technology is still not widely adopted by routine testing labs due to lack of robustness and software ill adapted to users’ needs, making operation challenging and delivering complex and often unreliable results. SCIEX says the X500R overcomes these inadequacies with workflows that are easy to deploy for routine labs in a system balanced for high performance, ease of use, and reliability, so labs can adopt high resolution MS to collect clear, confident results without making performance trade-offs. 

SCIEX’s X-Series family deliver intelligent comprehensive models

The X-Series family of HRMS systems delivers intelligent, comprehensive models. Each system is designed to meet specific needs of targeted end users. The X-Series is driven by the all new SCIEX OS software, a completely redesigned operating software boasting a single, simple user interface to acquire data, process and review results, and easy to understand reports. The breadth of data acquisition capabilities has been extended to include SWATH Acquisition, MRMHR acquisition, information dependent high resolution MS acquisition (IDA), and high speed MS/MS scanning. The ease of serviceability will ensure uninterrupted operation of the instrument and maximize uptime for the lab.  The system is designed to keep pace with a lab’s growth and will evolve as the lab’s needs evolve.  

SCIEX says the high performance X500R instrument is balanced across key criteria and designed to accentuate the features routine testing labs have been asking for.

 “Innovation starts with understanding the needs of our customers and delivering products that create value. The X500R is the result of extensive routine user input and is unique in many ways, from its modern design for easy serviceability aimed at maximizing uptime to its legendary Turbo V™ Source for performance.” said Jean-Paul Mangeolle, President of SCIEX. “Most importantly, the X500R continues the SCIEX tradition of outstanding performance combined with superior software. We are also introducing the new SCIEX OS, with full data review and analytics in one, improved algorithms and new user interface designed for enhanced productivity. We believe that routine users in food, environmental and forensics testing labs will appreciate the significant improvements we are bringing to market.”

Learn more about the new X500R from SCIEX.

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