Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometer: LCMS-8030

LCMS-8030

The Ministry of Health is the government ministry responsible for the governance and guidance of the health, healthcare and health industry of Vietnam.
We interviewed Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vinh, Director of the Institute of Drug Quality Control-Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Health-Vietnam, for his review and opinion about LCMS-8030.

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Institute of Drug Quality Control-Ho Chi Minh City
Ministry of Health, Vietnam
Director
Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Nguyen Ngoc Vinh, PhD

*Affiliates and titles of the interviewee are current as of the time of reporting.

Ministry of Health, Vietnam

Please introduce your study and your role in your lab.

I am Assoc. Professor Nguyen Ngoc Vinh, PhD. I am currently the Director of the Institute of Drug Quality Control-Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Health-Vietnam.

What is the purpose of usage of LCMS-8030?

We are currently using Shimadzu LCMS-8030 for the following applications:
- Quantitation of drugs and their metabolites in BA/BE testing.
- Detection of degradation products and impurities in drug.
- Structural determination of chemical marker.
- Identification of aflatoxins in functional food.

How many people in your lab are using LCMS-8030? How often?

2-4 analysts from IDQC are using LCMS-8030 everyday.

What was the reason to choose LCMS-8030?

The single software operation for both LC and MS. This software is very user-friendly.

What are the advantages and benefits of LCMS-8030?

- Excellent LC technology, with near-zero carry over
- Ultra-fast scanning features
- Single software operation for both LC and MS.
- Easy to use software.
- Excellent auto MRM optimization feature

How was the method developed?

The method was developed by ourselves without any difficulties. Method development is fully automated using the wonderful software.

Please let us know your impression and opinion after the actual installation of LCMS-8030.

- Performance is better than expected.
- Analysis time is much faster than expected.
- The software is excellent in comparison with other suppliers.

Please let us know your idea about the needs to be improved, added and enhanced for LCMS-8030.

I expect higher sensitivity MS, better performance S/N models from Shimadzu.

Please let us know your requests for Shimadzu technology, products and service.

No major requests as I am really impressed with Shimadzu’s efforts in continuously upgrading the product in line with the market demands and technology changes.

Thank you for your message.

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