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1st Detect Corp Signs OEM Agreement with Rigaku in Japan

By | January 30, 2014

      [Via Satellite 01-30-2014] Astrotech Corporation’s subsidiary 1st Detect Corporation has entered into a strategic Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Rigaku Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. The 1st Detect OEM-100PI mass spectrometer, now integrated with Rigaku’s thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), offers a high performance and cost-effective solution. The integrated instrument, the Thermo iMS2, is the first TGA with MS/MS capabilities.

      The OEM-100PI, a mass spectrometer component based on 1st Detect’s MMS-1000 instrument, was customized to integrate Rigaku’s specifications including photo-ionization, atmospheric pressure sample introduction and a wider mass range than modern cylindrical ion trap mass spectrometry.

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