We aim to provide a high-quality, cost-effective mass spectrometry service, specialising in the expert analysis of challenging samples, and to offer training for the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.
Swansea has long been established as a centre of excellence for mass spectrometry, with the siting of the Royal Society Research Unit in the 1970s followed by the Mass Spectrometry Research Unit and then the EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Centre in the 1980s now the National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF).
Working with us, you will have access to expertise and an extensive suite of instrumentation capable of analysing, with high resolution and precise mass accuracy, a very broad spectrum of chemical and biochemical compounds from a range of areas, including:
Our team can help you analyse complex mixtures with high mass accuracy using gas chromatography (GC-MS) and high-performance liquid chromatography (LC-MS) coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometers.
Swansea University offer a hands-on, flexible postgraduate course (MSc, MRes, PG Diploma and PG Certificate) in all aspects of mass spectrometry and separation science, for modern bioanalytical research and industry.
Modules on this course are also offered as standalone opportunities for prospective customers to undertake continued professional development (CPD) in the area of Applied Analytical Science.
Technical training for laboratory technicians can be provided at Swansea or on-site, covering sample preparation, instrument operation and maintenance, through to data interpretation and informatics. The content can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
GC-MS Analysis of Extractable Leachates
A multinational company has been working with Swansea University to identify extractable contaminates in deep well microplates from a range of manufacturers.
Specialising in microplate solutions for sample preparation to high throughput screening. The company had previously identified that commercially available deep well microplates can harbour significant levels of extractable compounds and that previous research showed that there was ongoing persistent contamination from a range of compounds found in raw polymer master batches.
Staff from Swansea University developed a protocol for extracting contaminates into an organic solvent and its analysis by accurate mass GC-MS instrument.
Technical Training in EI and CI
A mass spectrometry operator from a UK based university requested training on traditional probe techniques.
The operator identified a number of areas that they needed to gain further technical knowledge and practical training. These included, calibration, how to adjust high resolution, the analysis of low volatile samples, and cleaning the crucibles and the probe.
Staff from Swansea University worked with the operator develop a bespoke training package and delivered the training at the Facility over two-days on our Thermo Finnigan MAT95.