Mass Spec Simplified – Techniques for Reducing Sample Preparation Burden

This webinar features several useful tools to simplify or even eliminate the sample preparation involved prior to mass spectrometry. In this educational session you will learn about several prep-free mass spec techniques that are available, and how to select which method is best for your analysis. Advion will share their perspectives on some of the new tools and protocols to minimize and simplify sample preparation. You’ll learn how to reduce your time in the lab and see your mass spec results in as little as 30 seconds!

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • How to select the best tools for sample introduction based on your compound
  • How new tools can reduce or eliminate sample preparation for results in <30 seconds
  • New workflows to maximize your time in the lab by simplifying complex processes

This webinar was presented at the 2023 LabXpo Virtual event by Lab Manager  and LabX, recorded July 20, 2023.

Application of open port sampling interface mass spectrometry (OPSI‐MS) to deuterium exchange as an aid for structural elucidation

AstraZeneca, United Kingdom


Deuterium exchange has been demonstrated to provide additional information to accurate mass measurement and collision‐induced dissociation on unknown chemical structures. An enhanced method for rapid deuterium exchange could make this technique more routine for structural elucidation. Open port sampling interface mass spectrometry (OPSI‐MS) with an aprotic solvent offers a rapid method for performing deuterium incorporation.

Schematic of OPSI

This publication features the Advion Interchim Scientific® Touch Express OPSI with the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).

Direct Screening of Illicit Drugs on Paper Currency by OPSI/CMS Analysis

In this note, a quick and direct screening method for the detection of illicit drugs on paper currency is introduced using the Touch Express™ Open Port Sampling Interface (OPSI) on the Advion expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS). A range of paper currency bills from different countries were analyzed for traces of illicit drugs.

What’s in My Sample? Mass Spectrometry Instruments

Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique used to determine the mass-to-charge ratio of ions in a sample and therefore the sample composition. This method is used across many industries including food and beverage, environmental monitoring, and clinical. There are many features of mass spectrometers that must be considered before purchasing such as the required mass analyzer technology, ionization source, and dissociation technique. Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we discuss how to decipher mass spectrometry technology offerings and find the right solution for your lab.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • Available technology for performing mass spectrometry
  • Features to consider when purchasing mass spectrometry instruments
  • How to find the right mass spectrometer for your application

Analyzing the World Around Us: Tools for Environmental Testing & Monitoring

Environmental monitoring is vital to understanding the world around us. Air quality, water, and soil testing all provide valuable information about an environment’s status. Tools and technologies for environmental monitoring can be used to evaluate the sanitation of a food and beverage lab or to monitor an ecosystem’s recovery after an oil spill. Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we review the tools available for environmental testing and monitoring.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • Developments in technology for environmental testing and monitoring
  • Considerations when purchasing technology for environmental testing and monitoring
  • Applications for environmental testing and monitoring across industries

This webinar was hosted by Lab Manager Tech Trends and recorded July 9, 2020.

Food Science and Quality Control: Tools for Food & Beverage Testing

Lab Manager Tech Trends Webinar. Recorded June 25, 2020.

Food and beverage labs use techniques from other disciplines such as microbiology, environmental monitoring, and analytical chemistry to test for food and beverage contaminants. Unlike these disciplines, the food and beverage industry is highly regulated and therefore food and beverage labs have very specific needs. Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we discuss tools for food and beverage testing.

In this webinar, you will learn more about:

  • The latest technology for testing in the food and beverage lab
  • Applications for tools and technologies in the food and beverage lab
  • Considerations when purchasing instruments for food and beverage testing

Tools for the Food & Beverage Lab Webinar

In this Lab Manager webinar, Dr. Daniel Eikel, Advion Director of Product Applications and Customer Service reviews the use of the Advion expression Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS) for food and beverage analysis.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • How leading technologies and techniques affect food science researchers
  • How to establish workflows that optimize the efficiency of your food science lab
  • New and novel applications in the field of food and beverage science

Experiential Education: Mass Spectrometry Enters the Teaching Laboratory

Thanks to the diminishing size and cost of mass spectrometers, coupled with their increasing robustness and ease of use, universities are now starting to furnish their undergraduate chemistry laboratories with this advanced analytic tool.

“My favorite learning environment is the laboratory,” explains Paul A. Flowers, professor of analytical chemistry at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “I like teaching students fundamentals through bona fide research experiences.” Flowers began using mass spectrometry in the teaching laboratory about six years ago and hasn’t looked back.

Learn more about the integration of mass spectrometry for teaching with this free whitepaper.

Teaching Mass Spectrometry For Chemists

Bring mass spectrometry into your classroom for remote or on-site learning with a training course for the expression® Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).

Advion offers an affordable MS teaching package that includes:

  • A compact, easy-to-use benchtop mass spectrometer for both students and researchers
  • Recorded lectures and video lab content
  • Lecture slides to share or adapt to your own teaching style

Computer Software
PLUS: Easy, student-friendly software. Select the workflow, the type of compounds, and students are on their way with just a few clicks of the mouse.

A research-grade mass spec, the expression® CMS is ideal for teaching because of its small size, ease of use, and one-click software. When class is not in session, the system is ready for research, making this a versatile choice for university labs seeking state of the art equipment paired with streamlined teaching modules.