Open-access LCMS

The Mass Spec Facility must regretfully announce that the open access liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer is no longer operational.  The instrument, an AB Sciex 150EX single quad mass spectrometer, was purchased in 2006, and has been nearing the end of its life span.  The instrument is no longer supported by the manufacturer, so parts and qualified service will be increasingly hard to find.  Thus, it is not possible for the facility to maintain.

Nominal mass samples can still be submitted to the facility and will be given high priority for quick turnaround (generally 24 hrs. or less).  Prior to the purchase of the 150EX the facility routinely ran nominal mass samples in this manner.  Contact James Miller (jrm112@psu.edu) with any questions you might have.

Thank you.