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QSight LC/MS/MS System

More than ever, laboratories analyzing food and environmental samples are faced with evolving challenges with stricter regulations demanding lower detection limits and higher levels of productivity. Lab operations need to be optimized, without any compromise on analysis confidence and accuracy.

With the PerkinElmer QSight® Triple Quad LC/MS/MS labs can test for the most challenging samples with maximized uptime and confidence. The unique dual-source configuration enables high-throughput labs to collect data in two complementary modes, maximizing the output from a single injection. Combined with the StayClean technology dramatically reduced source cleaning and maintenance, translating into higher productivity and high ROI. Running on the PerkinElmer Simplicity 3Q Software, the PerkinElmer QSight Triple Quad LC/MS/MS is easy-to-learn and use and it is a complete solution streamlining the complete workflow, from validated method development to data reporting.

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QSight 420 LC/MS/MS
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QSight 220 LC/MS/MS
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Overview

The QSight LC/MS/MS System provides the capability and confidence required to analyze the most complex food and environmental samples. With high level of sensitivity and throughput, laboratories can meet even the most stringent regulatory requirements rapidly, easily, and effectively

  • Sensitivity for the most demanding regulations
  • Easy-to-use with ready to implement methods
  • Patented flow-based technology that enables up to 15% more productivity
  • StayClean Source, self-cleaning design for maximum sensitivity and exceptional uptime
  • Laminar Flow Ion Guide for highly efficient field-free transmission, providing virtually no maintenance requirements
  • Dual Source technology gives you the capability to set ESI or APCI modes, with two independent probes for true multiplexing
  • Modular Simplicity 3Q Software to acquire, quantify, and report with flexible data viewing options and powerful remote diagnostics.
  • Different models available (QSight 110 LC/MS/MS, QSight 210 LC/MS/MS, QSight 220 LC/MS/MS, QSight 420 LC/MS/MS) addressing different levels of performance and efficiency required by different labs’ analysis needs.

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Model Name QSight 220 LC/MS/MS
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Application Note

A Fully Validated Method for Determination of Twelve Mycotoxins in Various Food Matrices

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by various fungal species growing in foods and animal feeds. To minimize risk and protect consumers, mycotoxin levels in foods and/or feeds have been regulated by agencies in many countries around the world. A number of analytical methods for the d ...

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A Multiclass Multiresidue Method for Analysis of Veterinary Drugs in Chicken by UHPLC/MS/MS

Veterinary drugs are used in animal production to treat diseases, prevent infection and protect growth of animals, which helps provide quality marketplace. However the uncontrolled use may cause heavy human disease so regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs ...

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A New, Sensitive Method for Lignan Metabolite Detection of Flaxseed-Fed Mice Using LC/MS/MS

A New, Sensitive Method for Lignan Metabolite Detection of Flaxseed-Fed Mice Using LC/MS/MS

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Analysis of Acrylamide in Potato Chips by Isotopically Standard Addition UHPLC-MS/MS

Acrylamide is a probable carcinogen organic compound that is found in some foods that are cooked at elevated temperatures. It’s origins are due to the condensation of the amino acid asparagine and glucose as part of Maillard reaction. In 2002, Acrylamide was found to be present in french fries and b ...

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Analysis of Aflatoxins by UHPLC

Aflatoxin B1 is considered to be the most genotoxic of the mycotoxins, and, when ingested by cows, is converted to aflatoxin M1 which has been shown to cause liver cancer in certain animals.

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Analysis of Benzo[a]pyrene in Tobacco and Related Products

Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is a well-known carcinogenic compound found in tobacco products and tobacco smoke. The Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco (CORESTA) has recommended a gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) method to determine concentrations of B[a]P in tobacc ...

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Analysis of Mycotoxins in Multi-Grain and Corn Cereals

Mycotoxins produced by fungi as toxic secondary metabolites, leave grains, maize and cereals particularly vulnerable. With this in mind, and considering that an estimated 25% of all crops show some signs of mycotoxin contamination, many countries have established regulatory guidelines for maximum my ...

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Analysis of PFAS in Drinking Water with EPA Method 537.1 Using QSight UHPLC/MS/MS

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are the two most extensively produced and studied of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) owing to their stability in the environment and toxicity to humans and wildlife. The United States Environmental Protection Agency ...

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Analysis of PPCPs in Drinking Water at Low PPT Levels by Online SPE-UHPLC-MS/MS

Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) are an emerging environmental concern, and include human and veterinary prescription and over-the-counter medications, sunscreens, lotions, soaps, and insect repellants. These commonly encountered products can enter the environment through various so ...

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Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by EPA Method 8327 Using the QSight 220 UHPLC/MS/MS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made carbon-chain based compounds that have been widely used in commercial and industrial products such as fire-fighting foams, water proofing treatments for clothing and furniture, nonstick cookware, and paper. PFAS’ are thermally and chemically st ...

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Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Cannabis Regulated by Oregon State Using LC/MS/MS

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) has become the method of choice for pesticide. The state of Oregon has issued regulatory limits for 59 pesticide residues in both cannabis flower and concentrates, while other states have come up with their own lists of pesticide residues rel ...

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Analysis of Water-Soluble Vitamins in Infant Formula by UHPLC-MS MS

Water-soluble vitamins (WSV), comprised primarily of the vitamin B complex, are essential ingredients in many foods, particularly in infant formulas. When analyzing fortified foods, this can be particularly challenging due to the wide range in concentration of vitamins, in keeping with daily allowan ...

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Analysis of illegal dyes in Chili Spices via UHPLC-MS/MS

Since 2003 the usage of azo and non-azo dyes for food coloring has been declared as illegal by many of the food international authorities across the globe. That is because these substances such as Sudan I,II,III,IV and Rhodamine B, are potentially carcinogens and genotoxin in nature. As of now, no o ...

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Application Compendium - Analytical Solutions for Pesticides Analysis

The increasing demand for organic products, evolving global regulations, and improving accessibility of agricultural hubs to global markets results in pressure on food safety precautions. Translating, in part, to increased pesticide residue analysis demand. Mass spectrometry meets pesticide analysis ...

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Automated High Throughput Method for Analysis of Veterinary Drugs in Chicken by SPME-UHPLC/MS/MS

Veterinary drugs are utilized extensively in modern day farming to prevent and treat animal diseases. However, use of these drugs must be carefully monitored, and failure to regulate the presence of residual veterinary drugs in animal tissues could pose a risk to human health if animal tissues with ...

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Detection of Fipronil and Metabolites in Eggs by LC-MS/MS

Fipronil is a broad-spectrum phenylpyrazole insecticide almost used to protect corps from insects but also to treat lice and ticks in chickens. The U.S. EPA classified fipronil as Group C, possible human carcinogen, therefore International organizations defined admissible limits for the fipronil usa ...

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Determination of Mycotoxins in Cereals by LC/MS/MS with Online SPE

Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by fungi, and are capable of causing disease and death in both humans and animals. Sample preparation is a critical step in the successful analysis of mycotoxins in food matrices. The "dilute and shoot" approach is a quick and easy way to introduce ...

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Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Seafood by UHPLC- MS/MS

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can contaminate foods during smoking, heating, and drying processes that allow combustion products to come into direct contact with food. They can also enter food supply chains through contaminated air and water, and accumulate in various food chains. Regulati ...

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Determination of Sulfonamides in Honey

In apiculture, sulfonamides are the most commonly used antibiotics to treat American and European Foulbrood, a type of disease that infects bees. This application note demonstrates how QSight 200 System can provides a very sensitive and robust platform for the analysis of sulfonamides in honey.

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Determination of Thirteen Beta Agonists in Pork Using UHPLC - Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Beta-adrenergic receptor agonists (ß- agonists) are synthetic drugs utilized in the treatment of conditions such as asthma in humans, and are also used as a growth-promoting agent in food-producing animals. The use of ß- agonists in food-producing livestock has been either banned or regulated across ...

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Direct Analysis of Glyphosate and Similar Polar Pesticides in Oatmeal by UHPLC-MS/MS

Glyphosate is a very polar compound with high solubility in water and low solubility in most organic solvents and, as such, requires methods based on derivatization which are labor-intensive and time consuming. The present work shows a 12 minute LC-MS/MS method with an amino-based column to analyze ...

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Estrogen Monitoring in River Water by LC/MS/MS with Online SPE

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been found to have harmful effects on the health of both humans and wildlife. Of these EDCs, endogenous estrogens, such as estriol, 17ß-estriadiol, and estrone are of particular interest due to their potency/physiological activity even at very low levels. T ...

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Free Amino Acid Analysis in Homogenized Tomato Using the QSight 220 LC/MS/MS

The free amino acid content of produce, such as tomatoes, has an impact on the nutritional value and flavor characteristics of the vegetable. In this application note, the efficient and effective transfer of a commercial laboratory's in-house method to a QSight 220 LC/MS/MS for amino acid determinat ...

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LC/MS/MS: Determination of Nitrosamines in Tobacco Products

Tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) are a group of chemicals found in tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and tobacco smoke. They are widely considered to be among the most important arcinogens in tobacco products and cigarette smoke. Tobacco product manufacturers must report their contents in tobacco prod ...

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LC/MS/MS: Improved Throughput and Flexibility for Compliant Drinking Water Analysis with Dual Source Capability

Governing bodies have implemented various directives to monitor acrylamide in drinking water. This also applies in the European Union where the water framework directive and subsequent daughter directives have defined many priority substances, including acrylamide. Compounds chlorate, perchlorate an ...

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Measurement of Homovanillic Acid, Vanillylmandelic Acid & 5-HydroxyIndoleAcetic Acid in Urine

Discover a fast and reliable UHPLC-MS/MS method for the determination of HVA, VMA, and 5-HIAA acid in urine using the QSight 200 series mass spectrometer and a commercially available kit.

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Measurement of Remdesivir & Its Metabolite GS-441524 in Plasma

Sensitive and accurate determination of remdesivir and GS-441524 in human plasma samples for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of remdevisir.

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Quantitation of Microcystins and Nodularin in Drinking Water Samples to Meet EPA Method 544 Requirements Using QSight LC/MS/MS

Cyanotoxins often exist intracellularly in cyanobacteria and are released into the water when cells die. Blooms caused by cyanobacteria can be harmful to the human health, animals, and the environment. Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is one of the most common cyanotoxins and ingestion will cause negative hum ...

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Rapid Analysis of Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Using UHPLC/MS/MS

Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are a class of undesired by-products resulting from the reaction of chlorinated disinfectants with natural organic matter in water, Which is known to be carcinogenic. The Japan Ministry of Health revised the inspection method for HAAs, which led to expansion of the analytical ...

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Simultaneous Determination of Pesticides Residues and Illegal Additives in Wine

Wine can often contain pesticides and fungicides that have been sprayed on the fruits during their growing period. In addition to these contaminants, wine can also contain additives that have been deliberately added during production processes to improve its flavor and color. In this study, a simple ...

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“No Dilute” Just Shoot: Robustness of a QSight LC-ESI-MS/MS for Low Level Pesticide Residue Analysis in Wine

In this study, the QSight LC-MS/MS system was used to evaluate the potential of eliminating sample preparation for trace level pesticide analysis in a complex sample such as wine. We injected undiluted red and white wine samples into the mass spectrometer and studied reproducibility in analysis of t ...

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Article

Executive Summary: Advantages of Laminar Flow Mass Spectrometry for Sensitive and Robust Determination of Mycotoxins in Food

This article, generated from a recent webinar, summarizes the most advanced methods for food contaminants determination – in particular, QSight® LC/MS/MS technology and laminar-flow mass spectrometry applied to food analysis and strategies for method optimization. Applications covered include: Multi ...

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LC/MS/MS Basics: How It Works, Design Enhancements, and Key Applications

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) is one of the most common bioanalytical methods used today, offering ultrasensitive detection in the several-partsper- million (or even parts-per-billion) range. The unique specificity of tandem mass spectrometry provides greater flexibility ...

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Brochure

QSight Pesticides Analyzer Brochure

Pesticides can adversely affect human health through the food we consume but can also leach into soil and groundwater and impact us through the environment. To keep up with a complex and constantly changing regulatory environment, your pesticide analysis solution needs to keep up with your burgeonin ...

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QSight Triple Quad LCMSMS 400 Series Interactive Brochure

Our QSight triple quad LC/MS/MS family has always been known for its robust and reliable performance. But now there’s something new – something better: the high performance 400 series. Our ready-to-implement solution has the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capab ...

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Ebook

What's in Your Water? PFAS Analysis Explained

Over the past decade, awareness and concern about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) has grown and led to more in-depth analysis of these compounds and the effects that they can have on human health. Due to their inert nature, PFASs are persistent organic pollutants and have been found to ac ...

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Flyer

Drinking Water Analysis Webinar Series

Emerging contaminants include a variety of different chemical pollutants including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and others which pose a significant risk to human health. This series of drinking water analysis webinars wa ...

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QSight Triple Quad LCMSMS Series 400 Flyer

Our QSight triple quad LC/MS/MS family has always been known for its robust and reliable performance. But now there’s something new – something better: the high performance 400 series.

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Guide

Tips for Launching a Modern Cannabis Testing Lab

Demand for cannabis testing services continues to climb as more US states and countries around the globe implement regulated adult-use markets. The cannabis testing sector in the US, like many facets of the cannabis industry, is challenged by the complexity of working with a federally illegal but st ...

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Poster

Infographic - Solutions for your Toxicology Lab

Infographic Poster showing the range of different analytical solutions for Toxicology Labs; from GC and LC, to ICP-MS and UV-Vis. Benchtop and floor standing chromatography, spectroscopy and thermal solutions for everyday robust and reliable analyses. FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY. NOT FOR USE IN DIAGNOSTIC ...

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Product Note

QSight Simplicity 3Q Software Suite

Our modular Simplicity 3Q™ software is ideal for acquiring, quantifying and reporting

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QSight Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS Preparing Your Lab

Lab reequirements for QSight triple quad LC/MS/MS systems, including storage, suppleis, space, electrical, power, gas supply requirements

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - QSight 110 & 120

Product Certificate for the QSight 110 & 120

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Technical Note

Flow Characteristics of a Laminar Flow Interface for LC/MS/MS

Simulation using sophisticated modeling techniques has become a powerful tool for mass spectrometry

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Ion Transmission Through a Quadrupole Ion Guide

Ion Transmission Through a Quadrupole Ion Guide Under the Combined Influence of Viscous Flow and RF

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Theoretical Studies of Swirling Flow and Heating Methods

Theoretical Studies of Swirling Flow and Heating Methods on Droplet Evaporation in a Heated Coaxial

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White Paper

Mitigation of PFAS in Drinking Water Through Analytical Innovation

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have gained significant attention as an emerging environmental and safety threat in the United States. Since the 1940s, PFAS are ubiquitous in industrial usage due to their chemical stability, thermal stability, and high resistance to degradation. Bioaccumu ...

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