A mass spectrometer (MS) is an instrument in which a chemical compound is converted from a molecule into ions. These ions are then separated according to their mass to charge ratio, and finally the abundance of each ion is measured.
This section includes the following technologies:
- Quadrupole LC/MS
- FT-MS and Ion Trap LC/MS
- Time of Flight LC/MS
- Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry
- Portable and In-Field Mass Spectrometry
- Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Discussions on SIMS can be found in the surface science section, while ICP-MS can be found in the atomic spectroscopy section. It should be noted that this section excludes associated HPLC, GC, and other separation techniques that are commonly used in conjunction with mass spectrometry techniques. Related demand for these technologies is covered within the respective portions of the chromatography section.
The inherently strong identification and quantitation capabilities of mass spectrometry are almost unrivaled in the world of scientific instruments and is projected to grow 6.9% between 2018 and 2023. The market is dominated by Sciex, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent and Waters.
Quadrupole LC/MS makes up about 24% of total system sales, the result of its wide usage in life science applications spanning pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical labs, and academic research. Its relatively strong growth rate is owed to the increasing adoption of triple quadrupole LC/MS, for end-users requiring instruments of particularly high specificity and sensitivity.
GC/MS and portable MS applications cater more to those in the applied and industrial sectors, a sizable portion of which consists of the chemical industry, environmental testing, oil & gas, and foods.
This section is directly extracted from the 2020 Global Assessment Report: The Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Industry, published February 2020.
Mass Spectrometry Product Category Coverage
|Quadrupole LC/MS||GC/MS||FT/MS And Ion Trap LC/MS||Time Of Flight LC/MS||MALDI-TOF||Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry||Portable And In-Field Mass Spectrometry|