Chromsystems organised a Vendor Workshop on the 3rd of September at TIAFT in Birmingham.
The first speaker was Dr Lewis Couchman from Analytical Services International in London who presented data on a commercial assay for drugs of abuse analysis originally developed for triple quad mass spectrometers (QQQ). He demonstrated that the MassTox Drugs of Abuse Testing kit can be successfully employed not only on QQQ, but also on QTOF MS systems. The data show good sensitivity for most analytes such as 6-MAM on the QTOF MS system. Couchman also confirmed that the assay is easy to implement and simple to use. There are disadvantages and advantages for using QQQ or HR-MS, but the assay can employed with both mass spectrometry techniques.