Thermo equips Scottish metabolomics facility

April 7, 2010

The Scottish Metabolomics Facility ScotMet is to gain four Thermo Fisher Scientific mass spectrometers...

The Scottish Metabolomics Facility ScotMet is to gain four Thermo Fisher Scientific mass spectrometers. ScotMet is funded by the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance (SULSA) and is run jointly by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. The facility combines mass spectrometry, separations technology and bioinformatics. According to Thermo Fisher, the facility will install four instruments, including an LTQ Orbitrap Velos with ETD and FAIMS source, a DSQ-II GC–MS and two Exactive LC–MS benchtop instruments.

In a statement from the company, Dr Dave Watson at the University of Strathclyde said, "We've had excellent results over the past three years of undertaking metabolomics experiments with the LTQ Orbitrap, and the addition of the LTQ OT Velos, Exactives and GC–MS capability will expedite existing projects and extend the range of important biological and medical problems with which we can work."

For more information about these mass spectrometers visit www.thermo.com/metabolomics