Elemental Scientific Companies
The leader in laser ablation systems and software for solid sampling and imaging for over 20 years.
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ESI has developed a NEW DXCi autocorrecting autosampler that automatically and intelligently corrects for temporary obstructions. The DXCi autosamplers have all the benefits of the DX autosamplers and also include a new metal-free AutoAlign Arm that automatically realigns after encountering an obstruction and a robust, heavy-walled Parabolic Probe that is self-supporting and prevents kinking.
The ability to introduce single cells into an ICPMS and measure the elemental content in each cell, or tagged to each cell, accurately takes a dedicated, well-designed sample introduction system. Having this ability allows for investigators to better understand how much of a specific nanoparticle, metallodrug, or metal-based compound enters the cell. These cells or nanoparticles will vary in size from a few nm’s up to a few 100 μm’s. The typical cell types of interest will vary and with that the stability of the cell-line also varies, such that a gentle, controlled nebulization must be employed in order to not disrupt or lyse the cell.
Benefits of the microFAST Single Cell System
September 2020 Issue of Metallomics cover art representing work accomplished using the prepFAST IC.
“LC-ICP-MS method for the determination of "extractable copper" in serum”
“Automated ICP-MS method to measure bromine, chlorine, and iodine species and total metals content in drinking water”
“A fully automated total metals and chromium speciation single platform introduction system for ICP-MS”