Almac invests £1m in mass spectrometry laboratory


Dedicated laboratory is added to European hq in Craigavon

Almac\'s new laboratory houses state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and substantially increases the firm\'s capabilities in solving complex analytical challenges. Instrumentation installed includes Agilent Technologies’ Quadrupole Time of Flight and Triple Quadrupole spectrometers for accurate mass and quantitation work.

With this dedicated facility, clients will be able to benefit from an extended range of mass spectrometry services, including the quantitation of genotoxic impurities, bioanalysis, structure elucidation, isotopic purity determinations and high-resolution mass spectrometry of both small and large molecules.

Jon Cook, head of Analytical Chemistry at Almac, said: ‘This new mass spectrometry facility reinforces Almac’s vision of delivering the best for its customers and substantially enhances the level and depth of services we can provide.’

Almac chose Agilent Technologies to supply the mass spectrometers and Declan Murray, sales manager, said the new facility builds and strengthens a long-standing relationship between the two firms.