What is a SUPER Mass Spec™?
SUPER Mass Spec™ defines a new category of mass spectrometers in which ions produced by a single ion source are processed in parallel by a network of mass spectrometers. This stands in contrast to the serial processing of ions that is typically performed by conventional mass spectrometers.
In a SUPER Mass Spec™, each cluster of mass spectrometers (a set of mass spectrometers with identical hardware that work together as a single system) operate in parallel, and therefore, sensitivity, scan speed, and dynamic range of each cluster is independently scalable. In addition, a SUPER Mass Spec™ allows for simultaneous analysis of a single sample with different clusters of mass spectrometers, each cluster employing a different type of mass spectrometry technology, such as triple quadrupole, time of flight, or trapping mass analyzers.
This provides a multidimensional view of highly complex samples for cross examination and cross verification of mass spectrometry data, and promotes deep proteome coverage and quantitative data completeness in bottom-up proteomics workflows.
What is the need?