MS-PECD presented at Chiroptics International Bunsen Discussion Meeting, 5-8 April 2017, Munich, Germany
At the 5-8 April 2017 International Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Chiroptics in Munich, Germany, our founder and CEO dr. Maurice H.M. Janssen, presented a lecture on the novel laser based MS-PECD technology for direct Mass Spectrometry of chiral molecules. The Chiroptics network and the Discussion Meeting in Munich discussed the present state of the relevance of chiroptical systems for enantio-analysis of dilute samples with low enantiomeric excess. By virtue of the subject, spectroscopic methods and the chiroptical properties of molecular systems in the gas phase were at the focus of the meeting. Strong emphasis was put on topics such as chirality at surfaces, chiroptical nanoparticles and chiral functional systems. Furthermore, enantio-selective processes and nanofabrication of chiroptical systems were among the discussed topics.
More information on the program of the Munich meeting and the network is available on the website: www.chiroptics.net
In back-to-back lectures on 23-24 March 2017 at two renowned research institutes in Berlin, the Max Born Institute (Department of prof. Marc Vrakking) and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society (Department of prof. Gerard Meijer), our founder dr. Maurice Janssen and our advisor prof. Ivan Powis (University of Nottingham, UK), presented the recent developments around (MS)-PECD.
The lectures and discussions on this novel enantiomer-selective and highly sensitive method for direct Mass Spectrometry of chiral molecules was received with enthusiastic response by the researchers from the Berlin institutes and visiting scientists.
MassSpecpecD BV becomes associate partner of European-Funded Marie Curie Innovative Training Network ASPIRE
In December 2016 a first meeting was held in Aarhus introducing the new Early Stage Researchers to the network participants.
Further info on the ASPIRE network can be found here: www.aspire-itn.eu
MS-PECD introduced at CHemistry As INnovating Science 2016 (CHAINS), 6-8 December 2016, the Netherlands
At the annual gathering of some 1500 scientists in the field of Chemical Sciences, organized by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO), MassSpecpecD BV presented the new science and technology of direct Mass Spectrometry of Chiral Molecules.
The slides of the lecture 'Removing the chiral blindfold of Mass Spectrometry', by our founder and CEO, dr. Maurice H.M. Janssen, can be viewed below:
MS-PECD discussed in 2016 Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry publication on Mass Selective Chiral Analysis by Boesl and Kartouzian
In a recent paper on Mass Selective Chiral Analysis in Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry (2016) by Boesl and Kartouzian from Technical University Munich (Germany), MS-PECD is discussed and compared with two other techniques, enantioselective MS via diastereomers and CD-LAMS.
The full paper can be directly accessed at this link (pdf).
Advancing Enantiomer Analysis: The story behind the development of MS-PECD in May 2016 issue of The Analytical Scientist
In the May 2016 issue of The Analytical Scientist a background story by Maurice Janssen appeared on the development of MS-PECD, a winner of the TASIA Innovation Award 2015. The paper Advancing Enantiomer Analysis can be read here (MS-PECD story pdf link), and the full issue can be viewed here (full May issue pdf).
The Analytical Scientist is a monthly global business journal/portal subscribed by some 90-thousand professionals in science, industry, government institutes and related segments, focusing on new developments and topics of interest to the general audience of these professionals in Analytical Sciences.
MassSpecpecD BV presents the new MS-PECD technology in a lecture at the biannual Dutch-Belgian Mass Spectrometry Conference 17-19 April 2016
MassSpecpecD BV presents the new MS-PECD technology in a lecture at the annual German Mass Spectrometry Conference DGMS2016
On 18 Dec 2015 the magazine The Analytical Scientist announced that our MS-PECD technology, had received the Innovation Award 2015.
The jury report on the award states:
MS-PECD “Provides simultaneous identification and chirality information – much better then
trying to correlate different separations performed for identification or chirality determination.”
Our MS-PECD innovation ended in the Top 5 of most remarkable innovations within the field of Analytical Science and Technology. 15 innovations in total were awarded and ranked by an international independent jury of experts in Business and Analytical Sciences. MS-PECD (ranked 5) competed with innovations by Waters Corporation (ranked 1 and 2), Thermo Fisher Scientific (ranked 3), Agilent Technologies (ranked 4). The detailed list of innovations, companies and jury reports can be found here.
We are very excited and proud that MS-PECD and MassSpecpecD received such a wonderful recognition while competing with innovations developed by the major global high-tech Laboratory Analytical Instrumentation companies, Waters Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Shimadzu, LECO and several other companies.
We see this Innovation Award 2015 for MS-PECD and our company MassSpecpecD as a strong support for our mission.
The monthly magazine The Analytical Scientist has a global audience of almost 90-thousand registered professional readers in Industry, Academia and other segments, see the detailed info on professional background and field of expertise here. The full December 2015 issue of the Analytical Scientist can be accessed here.
An article about the scientific development of laser-based MS-PECD appeared in the May 2016 issue of The Analytical Scientist (pdf link).
In the latest issue of Laserlab-Forum, the news magazine of LaserLab-Europe, a story appeared on our new technology of MS-PECD. The November 2015 issue is focused on the role of Lasers for the Environment and discusses a broad range of topics, ranging from laser systems used to find microbes in the sky (developed in the context of countering biological warfare), to a system to assess the handedness of pesticide molecules (MS-PECD), and a system to find low concentrations of harmful toxins.
The story on MS-PECD in relation to the role of chiral pesticdes in the environment can be viewed here.
The November issue of LaserLab-Forum can be accessed here.
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