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QSight Triple Quad 420

Ideal for analyzing food, cannabis, and environmental samples, our robust and reliable QSight® triple quad systems consistently deliver the throughput and productivity you need in your analytical testing lab. Now we’ve added the premier model to our QSight family: the high performance 400 series. This ready-to-implement solution has the highest sensitivity and throughput the industry has ever seen and the capability to test for the most challenging, complex samples, including cannabis.

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Overview

Future proof your lab with the flagship QSight triple quad 400 series. This powerful LC/MS/MS system is engineered to deliver exponentially better sensitivity that commercial testing labs, global food manufacturers and exporters, and highly regulated cannabis labs need to meet their most stringent requirements – today and tomorrow.

  • Highest sensitivity to meet the most demanding regulations
  • Easy-to-use with ready to implement methods – just set and forget
  • 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.

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Model Name QSight 420 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 ...

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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 (M ...

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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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A Single Cannabis Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements

Testing for the levels of pesticide and mycotoxins in cannabis is important to ensure consumer safety and quality control. In this work, the PerkinElmer application development team analyzed all 66 pesticides (including very hydrophobic and chlorinated pesticides typically analyzed by GC-MS/MS) and ...

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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 an ...

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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 Challenging Polar Contaminants in Water by LC/MS/MS with Direct Injection

Several directives throughout the EU provide guidance on environmental quality standards for water, and define more than 30 priority substances as significant risk to humans. Many of the monitoring limits within these directives are set at low µg/L (ppb) levels, and as such, require highly sensi ...

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Analysis of Low PPT Levels of Estrogens in Serum without Derivatization Using QSight 420 UHPLC/MS/MS System

Estrogens are steroid hormones derived from cholesterol. They are crucial for the development of female secondary sex characteristics and reproductive functions, and are also important for many other non–sex-specific processes, including growth, skeleton maintenance, cardioprotective, and neurop ...

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Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides in Rice by LC/MS/MS

Due to the large number of pesticides potentially used in rice production, the use of multi-residue methods capable of determining many pesticides in one single run is the most efficient approach. In this study, a fast, sensitive and selective multiresidue method has been developed for analysis o ...

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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 ...

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Analysis of Pork Adulterated Meat

A selective and sensitive LC/MS/MS method for fast identification and analysis of meat samples using three peptides specific for pork as biomarkers. . The optimized sample preparation procedure is easy to follow and can be used for analyzing raw, cooked and processed meat products. This method can s ...

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Analysis of Target Pesticide Residues in Berries with LC/MS/MS Coupled with a QuEChERS Sample Prep

Analysis of target pesticide residues in berries using a unique laminar flow UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS

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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, n ...

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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 analy ...

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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 ...

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Determination of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk and Infant Formula by QSight LC-MS-MS

Aflatoxin B1 is often found in animal feeds such as corn, cottonseed cake, groundnut meal, and other agricultural commodities. When these contaminated feeds are ingested by milk-producing animals, such as cattle, aflatoxin B1 can be converted to aflatoxin M1 (a hydroxy derivate of aflatoxin B1) b ...

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Determination of Antibiotics and Veterinary Drugs in Milk by QSight LC/MS/MS

In this study we show two methods for the analysis of over 30 antibiotics and veterinary drugs in milk regulated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). For polar analyte analysis, such as aminoglycoside antibiotics (apramycin, spectinomycin, and neomycin) in milk, a mixed mo ...

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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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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 analy ...

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Fast and Targeted Analysis of Cell Culture Media Components using QSight LC/MS/MS

Quantitative analysis of cell culture media components is a critical step in upstream bioprocess development. A comprehensive and quantitative understanding of cellular metabolic components could lead to a greater understanding of the process impacts on cell growth, productivity, and product qual ...

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High Sensitivity Analysis of Estrogens in Water and Urine by Direct Injection UHPLC/MS/MS

Estrogen plays an important role in the human body, but excess concentrations of endogenous estrogens, a known endocrine disrupting compound (EDC), in urine have been linked to the development and growth of breast cancer and tumors in females. Endogenous estrogens, including estrone (E1), 17ß-es ...

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LC/MS/MS Analytical Method for Pesticide Residue in Cannabis Flower as Defined by Florida Testing Requirements

This application note outlines a new workflow with one instrument platform (LC/MS/MS) method that is ideal for simultaneous analysis of pesticide and mycotoxins residue in cannabis. This application note demonstrates the performance of a LC/MS/MS ESI and APCI method with a single solvent extracti ...

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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 ...

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Measurement of Catecholamines & Metanephrines in Urine

Get sensitive and accurate determination of catecholamines and metanephrines in urine samples with the QSight® 200 series UHPLC-MS/MS system.

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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 Immunosuppressants in Whole Blood

The QSight® 200 series UHPLC-MS/MS system equipped with SP50® online solid phase extraction offers an excellent tool for the determination and quantification of immunosuppressants in whole blood. This method in combination with the Eureka commercial kit provide a superb analytical performance for th ...

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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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Method Validation for Atrazine Analysis in Fresh, Atypical Mineral and Carbonated Waters

EU water policies are reevaluated on a consistent basis to ensure water sources do not contain contaminants at levels above regulatory levels. As regulations are reviewed, regulatory limits are often lowered, and analytical techniques must adapt to meet the new stringent requirements.

In th ...

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Novel ESI and APCI LC/MS/MS Method for Testing Cannabis and Hemp Concentrate Samples

The use of cannabis concentrates and CBD products (edibles, topicals, vape products, etc.) has increased in popularity as new regulation has been passed legalizing medicinal and recreational use in a number of states and provinces. Testing to ensure that pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis ...

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Pesticide in Grapes by LC-MS/MS

The Grape crop is one of the most important fruit crops consumed in the world. Grapes are consumed both as fresh and as processed products, such as wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar and grape seed oil. A large variety of pesticides are used in grape production througho ...

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applicatio ...

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Quantitation of Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues in Cannabis as Defined by Seven States Recreational Cannabis Regulations

This application note describes a novel LC/MS/MS method with dual ESI and APCI source for analysis of different pesticides and mycotoxins residues regulated by seven different states in cannabis samples as of June 2021. The straightforward sample preparation procedure allows to achieve short samp ...

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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 analyti ...

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Simultaneous Detection of Estrogenic and Progestogenic Hormones in Edible Bird's Nest

This application note presents a sensitive and reliable LC/MS/MS method using the PerkinElmer QSight

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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 o ...

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Brochure

Comprehensive Forensic Analysis Solutions

This brochure provides a simple guide to the analytical solutions and supporting services we provide for forensics and toxicology laboratories.

We know it's not as simple as it seems in the movies, on television, or in the latest potboiler: forensic science is an exacting science, driven by ...

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Enhancing Food Testing Productivity with LC/MS/MS

When it comes to analyzing food, cannabis, and environmental samples, we know it can be challenging to meet strict regulations that demand lower detection limits. We also know that throughput and efficiency are paramount in any accredited high-throughput laboratory. As a result, mass spectrometry ...

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PFAS Analysis Brochure

PerkinElmer offers a portfolio of high-performance solutions to optimize your laboratory workflow for PFAS analysis. Our robust and reliable LC/MS/MS systems along with high quality consumables and the industry’s most trusted service and application support network will deliver the throughput, p ...

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QSight Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS

Whether you’re a lab manager or a bench chemist, you know firsthand how things are changing quickly in food and environmental analysis. And your lab needs to change to keep pace.

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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 webinar ...

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PerkinElmer Wine Testing Solutions

PerkinElmer offers a complete portfolio of analytical solutions to enable fast, accurate and intuitive testing throughout the winemaking process. Whether you're testing grapes at harvest, must during fermentation, or finished wines during the bottling process, PerkinElmer helps deliver the data ...

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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 ...

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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics

This poster lays out our whole material characterization range for the analysis of polymers and plastics. Find ideal techniques and instruments at each stage in the polymer manufacturing process: Resin Development - Resin Manufacture - Compound Development - Compound Manufacture - Product Formi ...

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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 300/400 Series

Product Certificate for the QSight 300/400 Series

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Technical Note

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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