Celsis expands chemistry capabilities.
Celsis Analytical Services has expanded the analytical chemistry capabilities at its CGMP labs to include mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and ion chromatography, in an effort to make it easier to analyze complex materials and compounds.
"With the availability of mass spectrometry and ion chromatography, Celsis has increased its commitment to provide cost-effective, outsourced CGMP-certified laboratory services," said Marc Caira, director of business development, Celsis Analytical Services. "Now, suppliers and manufacturers in a wide variety of industries--including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer goods--can address their specialized testing needs, while avoiding costly investments in additional lab space, personnel and equipment."
The LC-MS/MS enables analysts to separate, quantify and identify elements in complex mixtures. This testing method works by using HPLC to first separate the compounds and then the mass spectrometer (MS) filters the separation to detect and identify components. Celsis now has both the Sciex API 5000 tandem (triple) Quadrupole and the Micromass Quattro Ultima mass spectrometers. Additionally, the Dionex ICS-3000 ion chromatographic (IC) system has conductivity, amperometry and UV detectors. This system determines inorganic action, cations and organic acids and also uses amperometric detection for analysis of traditionally difficult-to-analyze materials. These IC techniques are designed to fill the void between liquid chromatography and gas chromatography analysis.