LCMS-2050 Development Story - Engineers Version
Providing High Speed and High Sensitivity Analysis in a Compact Design
Today’s topic is “LCMS-2050 - Providing High Speed and High Sensitivity Analysis in a Compact Design -” from our website, “Stories of Excellence”.
In 2022, Shimadzu released the LCMS-2050 high-performance liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer. The product was designed to satisfy the growing demand from liquid chromatograph (LC) users who want to use a liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer (LC-MS) to acquire reliable data with high sensitivity.
The engineers spoke passionately about their stories of its development.
Breaking Conventions to Create New Value
The product was developed by about 20 people in five development teams. The project was also unusual because it was a collaboration between the MS Business Unit and LC Business Unit.
“In many cases, the common wisdom of the MS Business Unit was dissimilar from the LC Business Unit. Therefore, participation by the LC Business Unit members was very meaningful for the LCMS-2050 development project.” (Keisuke Iso, Development Leader)
The LCMS-2050 development process also required the teams to anticipate the needs of LC users unfamiliar with MS in order to develop hardware and software operations LC users want.