Perspective on MS-PECD in journal 'Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry'

posted May 10, 2017, 6:15 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 2:49 AM ]

In the May 2017 issue of the journal 'Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry' a review on the current status of MS-PECD, authored by our Founder&CEO Maurice H.M. Janssen and our advisor Prof. Ivan Powis,  is presented. The peer-reviewed paper presents an introduction to the novel MS-PECD technique for the direct Mass Spectrometric analysis of chiral molecules in complex mixtures and the quantitative measurement of enantiomeric excess. The paper reviews the latest developments of the (MS)-PECD technique till the beginning of 2017.
The journal 'Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry'  is published by which is the premier global resource for unbiased, peer-reviewed technical information on the field of chromatography and the separation sciences. Combining all of the resources from the regional editions (LCGC North America, LCGC Europe, and LCGC Asia-Pacific) of the award winning magazines, they deliver practical, nuts-and-bolts information to help the audience of scientists and lab managers become more proficient in the use of chromatographic techniques and instrumentation, thereby making laboratories more productive and businesses around the world more successful.

The paper can be found at this link.

MS-PECD presented at Chiroptics International Bunsen Discussion Meeting, 5-8 April 2017, Munich, Germany

posted Apr 9, 2017, 3:05 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 2:01 AM ]

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:

(MS)-PECD Chirality@Berlin 22-24 March 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 3:34 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated May 11, 2017, 1:52 AM ]

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 were 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

posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:07 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 7:08 AM ]

In April 2016 the new ASPIRE (Angular Studies of Photoelectron in Innovative Research Environments) Network started with a kick-off meeting by the groupleaders and associate partners in Nottingham, UK. The ASPIRE network, chaired by Prof. Katharine Reid, and funded within the EU Horizon2020 program, will focus on the measurement of Molecular Frame Photoelectron Angular Distributions (MF-PADs), which can be interpreted as electron diffraction patterns achieved by “illuminating the molecule from within”, and enable the electronic structure and dynamics of molecules to be interrogated. Progress in this area is highly technologically driven, requiring ever more sophisticated light sources and faster detectors. The input of private sector beneficiaries and partner organizations is therefore critical to the scientific objectives, as well as to the enhanced training environment provided by the network.

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: 

MS-PECD introduced at CHemistry As INnovating Science 2016 (CHAINS), 6-8 December 2016, the Netherlands

posted Dec 8, 2016, 4:05 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 6:09 AM ]

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:

Removing the chiral blindfold of Mass Spectrometry

MS-PECD discussed in 2016 Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry publication on Mass Selective Chiral Analysis by Boesl and Kartouzian

posted Oct 26, 2016, 3:18 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 3:18 AM ]

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

posted May 29, 2016, 10:05 PM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated May 29, 2016, 10:11 PM ]

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

posted Apr 20, 2016, 3:12 PM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 3:30 PM ]

At the 3rd Biannual joint meeting of the Dutch and Belgian Mass Spectrometry Societies in Rolduc, The Netherlands, 17-19 April 2016, Maurice Janssen presented a lecture on the novel science and technology of MS-PECD.

The lecture can be reviewed here:

MassSpecpecD BV presents the new MS-PECD technology in a lecture at the annual German Mass Spectrometry Conference DGMS2016

posted Mar 3, 2016, 2:20 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Apr 23, 2016, 12:27 PM ]

At the 49th Annual meeting of the German Mass Spectrometry Society in Hamburg, 28 Feb - 2 March 2016, Maurice Janssen presented a lecture on the novel science and technology of MS-PECD.

The lecture can be reviewed here:

Talk Maurice Janssen at DGMS-2016 Hamburg, Germany

MS-PECD wins The Analytical Scientist Innovation Award 2015

posted Dec 19, 2015, 3:00 AM by Maurice Janssen   [ updated Dec 19, 2016, 5:09 AM ]

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). 

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