Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Columbia, Md.-based Shimadzu Scientific
Instruments has partnered with Cerno Bioscience of Danbury, Conn., which applies
mathematical techniques to mass spectrometry. The companies will team Shimadzu’s
liquid chromatography mass spectrometry quadrupole systems with Cerno’s MassWorks
software to enhance data calibration. In conjunction with Shimadzu’s LCMSsolution
software, the package uses Cerno’s patented MSIntegrity technology to improve
mass determination by up to 100 times on unit mass resolution mass spectrometers.
The proprietary software will permit researchers to perform compound identification
through elemental composition prediction – a capability usually available
only on high-resolution systems.