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QSight Triple Quad 400 Series

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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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 Simple and Sensitive Method for Rapid Determination of PFOA and PFOS in Water Samples by Direct Injection UHPLC/MS/MS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), or Per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs), represent a group of anthropogenic chemicals that have been produced and widely used in industrial applications and consumer products since the 1950s. The unique physical and chemical characteristics of the ...

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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 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 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 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 Tetracycline in Animal Tissue Using UHPLC/MS/MS System equipped with QS-works Autosampler

In order to protect human health, regulatory agencies around the world have established maximum residue levels (MRLs) or tolerances of veterinary drugs in foods. The use of highly sensitive and selective techniques for accurate monitoring of tetracyclines based on regulatory requirements is essen ...

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Analysis of near 400 Pesticides in Tea Via LC/MS/MS

With routine labs tasked with the analysis of larger and larger target lists, and with greater numbers of samples requiring analysis, we deployed simple sample preparation protocols such as solvent extraction to meet the need of high sample throughput with lower cost. In this work, we demonstrate ...

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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 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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Measurement of Cortisol & Cortisone in Urine

Simultaneous detect and quantify cortisol and cortisone in urine using the QSight 200 series mass spectrometer coupled with a commercially available kit.

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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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Meeting Canadian Cannabis Pesticide Residues Regulatory Requirements by LC/MS/MS

Following the 2018 legalization of recreational cannabis usage in Canada, the quality and safety of cannabis products has garnered significant attention. Health Canada has developed a regulatory program mandating pesticide testing on all cannabis products. Under the program, licensed producers (L ...

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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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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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Simple and Sensitive Method for Determination of Ochratoxin A in Wine by LC/ MS Using QSight Technology

Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a secondary metabolite produced by Penicillium and Aspergillus fungi species found in soil and organic matter, and is one of the most widely reported of the nearly 400 recognized mycotoxin contaminants of agricultural products. OTA can enter the human food chain through con ...

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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 sim ...

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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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Article

Overcoming hurdles in cannabis and CBD testing

In this New Food article we discuss how to get around the challenges of the ever growing cannabis and CBD testing space. Read about our solutions for automated pesticide testing to cannabinoids to regulatory compliance.

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Brochure

Cannabis Testing Solutions Brochure

Whether your lab is well established or just starting up, having a single-source partner who can offer turnkey solutions that meet the current regulations is essential to a successful business. For years, we’ve worked with government and contract cannabis laboratories to develop industry-leading ...

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Complete Aflatoxin M1 Testing Solutions

For third party food testing labs or producers who want to conduct aflatoxin M1 analysis in dairy products, our automated aflatoxin M1 ELISA assay and QSight LC/MS/MS aflatoxin M1 analyzer provide sensitive, accurate, and fit for purpose screening and confirmative analysis solutions that you can ...

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Comprehensive Testing Solutions for Feed Millers

Feed milling today is a complex business, and agribusinesses both large and small need to balance the nutritional and safety needs of livestock with availability of raw ingredients and their seasonality and variability. Add to that the valuable supplementation and medication that millers supply, ...

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Meat and Seafood Testing Solutions

Food testing labs like yours are constantly challenged with accurately analyzing samples quickly and efficiently - all while striving to reduce costs due to market forces. Your commitment to ensuring meat and seafood are safe for consumption, as demand increases, is an uphill battle.

Our co ...

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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 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 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

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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Product Note

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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

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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