Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) @ University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy

Institution University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy
County Cork
Technique Category X-Ray Diffraction
Technique Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS)

Basic Capabilities

Drug and compound discovery, Proteomics and other biologicals, Metabolites, Impurities and degradations, Water and pesticides analysis.


Equipment Make Waters Technology
Equipment Model Waters Xevo G2 Q-TOF


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Non destructive method, High resolution, high sensitivity quadrupole analyser (MS1) and high performance, TOF mass analyser (MS2), with a mass range up to m/z 100000 and a resolving power > 32500 FWHM. T-wave enabled collision cell for high data acquisition rates; software programmable collision energy control. Ultra-fast electron multiplier and hybrid ADC detector electronics to provide outstanding sensitivity and quantitative performance.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Certain buffers and solvents need to be avoided.

Other Details

Containment Depends on nature of the sample.
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/full time user.
Indicative Price €75 per sample. Method development and sample numbers may result in price change which can be discussed with the client.

Industry Recommendation

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Yes, Total Assurance Plan in place which covers all parts and callouts.


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