Trace Metal Analysis with the JANUS Automated Workstation
Detection and monitoring of heavy and trace metals in a variety of sample types is essential for maintenance of human and environmental health. In addition to the repertoire of trace metal measurement applications, heavy metal (e.g. lead and mercury) detection is of particular importance in human health. Lead and mercury contamination is ever-present in our environment and poses serious health risks for children and pregnant women alike. Furthermore, a dose-dependent decline in cognitive functions in children exposed to lead has instigated a re-evaluation of acceptable blood lead levels.
Due to superior sensitivity over other techniques, ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) is the preferred method of detecting elements from simple or complex sample matrices at or below the part per trillion range. With this improved sensitivity and increased usage, ICP-MS is being used in a variety of industries. As this detection method becomes more ubiquitous, automation of up front sample preparation becomes essential to maintain efficient workflows and ensure sample quality as well as regularity. With superior platform versatility, the JANUS® Automated Workstation is ideal for up frontend ICP-MS sample preparation.
The JANUS automated liquid handling workstation can enable:
- Automation of tedious and error-prone manual pipetting methods
- The development of calibration standard sets
Get the benefits:
- Disposable tips eliminate possible lead contamination from stainless steel probes
- Easily integrate with other instruments including detection devices, readers, PlateStak®, and shakers
- User-friendly software ensures confidence of results and accuracy from start to finish
- JANUS system can be used to process a wide variety of sample types
Recommended JANUS system configurations
- All JANUS Models with Modular Dispense Technology® (MDT) or JANUS Standard with Varispan™ and Gripper arms