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Almsco International. (6/6/11). "Press Release: Almsco International Highlights Its BenchTOF-dx for Improved Sensitivity at ASMS 2011". Llantrisant.

Region Region Denver, CO
  Country United States (USA)
Organisations Organisation Almsco International
  Group Schauenburg (Group)
  Organisation 2 ASMS (American Society for Mass Spectrometry)
Products Product BenchTOF-dx™ mass spectrometer
  Product 2 TargetView™ Software for GC/MS data analysis
Person Person Baldry, Lindsay (Scott Partnership 201011)

ALMSCO International, a division of Markes International Ltd., today announces that it is showcasing its state-of-the-art bench-top time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometer, BenchTOF-dx at ASMS 2011. The instrument is specially designed to generate truly classical electron impact ionization (EI) spectra for gas chromatography (GC) and comprehensive GC/GC applications. It enables users to screen samples at trace levels, offering optimal sensitivity without comprising speed of analyses and selectivity. ALMSCO also highlights its recently launched TargetView software designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GC/MS data sets. When combined with Markes International's market-leading systems for thermal desorption (TD), it provides a total solution for analysing ultra-trace level components in complex samples. These innovations are being exhibited on ALMSCO's booth #42 at ASMS 2011, Denver, Colorado, June 5 - June 9, 2011.

Laboratories screening samples at trace levels require a method that offers a blend of sensitivity to enable analysts to monitor the entire sample and enough selectivity to enhance confidence in the results. The BenchTOF-dx features high definition mass spectrometry (MS) technology and combines speed and resolution with uncompromised spectral quality even at trace concentrations. While high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) mass spectrometry is ideal for demanding applications such as proteomics, high definition MS is an alternative and cost-effective compound screening technique that is suited to applications such as forensics, food safety testing and environmental analyses. The novel method enables analysts to screen for both known and unknown compounds at much lower levels with a high degree of definition and clarity. Trace compounds can be clearly identified, quantified and differentiated from one another, while also retaining the required attributes of speed and selectivity.

In addition, the BenchTOF-dx has been designed to easily integrate into popular mass spectrometry data analysis platforms and interface with most GC systems. This additional advantage removes the steep learning curve often associated with the implementation of a new mass spectrometry system, enabling immediate productivity improvements.

ALMSCO International is also showcasing its TargetView software at ASMS 2011. TargetView provides a simpler and more accurate way of identifying which target compounds are present in a sample. It also provides reliable peak area information to complement and support quantification by conventional GC/MS data handling packages. TargetView can be used to identify the total number of compounds present in a sample (knowns and unknowns) by library searching.

Two posters will also be presented on ALMSCO's booth during ASMS. The first poster, entitled 'Environmental and food safety screening of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by GC (XGC)-TOF MS without dependence on extensive sample clean-up' reveals that high definition MS technology is ideally suited for food safety applications. While the other poster, 'Development of a sensitive and reliable method for the measurement for Volatile Organic Compounds migration from food packaging comparing GC-TOF MS vs.
GC-Quadrupole MS', indicates the advantages of high definition technology for efficient compound screening.

For further information on BenchTOF-dx, TargetView or the ALMSCO International range of products, please visit booth #42 at ASMS 2011.
Alternatively, please visit, email or phone +44 (0)1443 230935.


For further press information please contact: Lindsay Baldry, The Scott Partnership, 1 Whiteside, Station Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8AA, United Kingdom, Tel: + 44 1477 539 539, Fax: +44 1477 539 540, E-mail:

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