In this presentation from an 'Advances in Forensics & Toxicology eSeminar' hosted by Separation Science in collaboration with Bruker, Joe Anacleto (Bruker, USA) provides an overview of how various types of tandem MS technologies, with either nominal or accurate mass capabilities, coupled to GC or LC interfaces can be deployed in the forensic toxicology laboratory to deliver high confidence compound identification and/or quantitation.
The use of mass spectrometry coupled to gas or liquid chromatography has considerably increased the sensitivity, specificity and scope of compounds that can be detected. This has led to their widespread adoption for both screening and targeted quantitative applications for complex matrices such as those encountered in forensic labs.
About the presenter
Joe Anacleto received his Ph.D. in 1993 on the use of various chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of food and environmental contaminants. He has been an active member of the analytical instruments community overseeing the development and marketing of mass spectrometry based solutions to new and emerging markets. In his current role, Joe is responsible for the continued expansion of Bruker’s market leading portfolio of analytical solutions for food, environmental and forensic testing.
By viewing this presentation you will learn...
- how triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry systems can improve detection limits for targeted analyses
- how faster scanning and higher resolution technologies such as ion traps or QTOFs can provide greater coverage and confidence in comprehensive screening applications.