How to analyze single nanoparticles and cells using fast time-resolved ICP-MS



Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 11am EDT | 10am CDT | 8am PDT Join this webinar to learn how single particle ICP‑MS can help you in the risk assessment of substances containing nanoparticles, and how this technology can be applied in the elemental analysis of single cells.

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Event Overview:

The field of nanotechnology is rapidly advancing, but heavily debated when it comes to potential health and environmental risks. Single particle inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (spICP‑MS) has been one of the key measurement technologies for assessing chemical purity, consumer safety, and the potential environmental risk of substances containing nanoparticles. Recent advances in sample introduction systems, detection speed, and data treatment strategies have led to numerous new applications in this field. Beyond the characterization of nanoparticles, researchers quickly realized the potential to study the elemental composition of single cells using the same approach with biological cells.

The webinar will cover spICP-MS and its application in nanotechnology as well as in single-cell analysis. It will provide a comprehensive introduction to the analytical principles of spICP-MS and considerations for data evaluation. Based on examples of engineered nanoparticles, the benefits of fast time-resolved ICP‑MS will be highlighted. As for single cell analysis, we will discuss how ICP-MS instruments equipped with a low-flow nebulizer and an on-axis total-consumption spray chamber were used to study the elemental composition of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii green algae cells.

Join this webinar to get to know the analytical principles of fast time resolved spICP-MS. Learn about the latest trends and applications of the field, and the use of this technology in single nanoparticle detection and cell analysis.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Analytical principles of fast time-resolved ICP-MS
  • Applications and benefits of fast time-resolved ICP-MS in single nanoparticle detection
  • Application of the technology in the elemental analysis of cells

Who Should Attend:

  • Academia field of nanotechnology and elemental analysis on cells
  • Governmental or private quality control labs in nanotechnology
  • Environmental and food test labs
  • Academia and private labs in the pharmaceutical sector


Matthias Elinkmann
PhD Student
Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Muenster

Matthias Elinkmann is a PhD candidate in Analytical Chemistry in the research group of Prof. Uwe Karst at the University of Münster, in Germany. Since completing his master’s degree in food chemistry in 2019, he has focused his research on elemental analysis, especially single particle and single cell inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry. He completed a one-year Erasmus+ grant at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Seville (Spain) and has been supported by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation throughout his studies.

Simone Korstian
Product Manager
Analytik Jena GmbH

Simone Korstian (MSc.) is a product manager at Analytik Jena with a focus on customer solutions and applications in elemental analysis. She also supports the international market with instrument training and scientific presentations. Simone has profound research experience in speciation analysis with LC-MS and ICP-MS as well as in-depth market and application knowledge in this field. As a member of several standardization committees like DIN and ISO, she is well-known in the field of spectroscopy techniques for environmental analysis.

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