Thermo Scientific Prelude MD 400

Thermo Scientific Prelude MD HPLC instrument

Clinical laboratories now have access to a new high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), mass spectrometer (MS), and LC-MS software designed and manufactured as FDA Class I devices to be components of laboratory-developed tests for analyzing patient samples. The new products from Thermo Fisher Scientific made their debut at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, in Chicago.

The Thermo Scientific Prelude MD high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) utilizes TurboFlow technology to reduce manual sample clean-up steps and variability. The instrument features two parallel channels to enhance sample throughput, and the channels can run identical or different methods simultaneously.


Thermo Scientific Endura MD mass spectrometer

The Thermo Scientific Endura MD mass spectrometer is designed to combine usability, excellent quantitative performance, sensitivity, and robustness for high-confidence LC-MS results. The instrument is built to generate accurate, reliable quantitation over a wide range of sample sizes and concentrations.

Thermo Scientific ClinQuan MD software is written to streamline LC-MS workflows. It features three-tiered access to software functions with permission levels for technicians, supervisors, and directors as required by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). Audit trails simplify recordkeeping and protect the integrity of results.

Based in Waltham, Mass, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc is a world leader in scientific technologies that accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, and increase laboratory productivity. The company encompasses four brands—Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific, and Unity Lab Services—offering innovative technologies, purchasing convenience, and comprehensive support.


Dan Shine

“We’re strongly committed to bringing the advantages of LC-MS to the clinical market,” said Dan Shine, president of chromatography and mass spectrometry for Thermo Fisher Scientific. “These three products are the first of a larger initiative to make mass spectrometry more useful and accessible to the clinician.”

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