Partners in Progress


DGMS 2015 Wuppertal March 1-4

We will be holding a lunchtime seminar at the upcoming annual meeting of the German mass spectrometry society ( DGMS). This session will present work by customers using AP-MALDI and DART ion sources. We will also present a portable ion trap instrument that can be used with a variety of ambient ionisation sources Lunch will be provided 13:00 - 14:00 , room to be advised, see our stand at the conference for more information

Presentations from

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Volmer, University of Saarland
Quantitative analysis of small molecules by atmospheric pressure MALDI and SALDI
Ing. Elizabeth Crawford, University of Saarland
Mass Spectrometry in Seconds: Overview of Current Trends in DART-MS
Dr. Beatrix Bendler University of Cologne
AP LDI on organic optoelectronic materials - preliminary results
Sue Kennerley, KR Analytical Ltd
A new mobile ion-trap ms for rapid on-site analysis

To register your interest in this seminar, please send us an email via this link.
Please include your name and institution in the email.


First DART Installation in South Africa

We recently completed the installation of the first DART-SVP in South Africa. The system was supplied in co-operation with Chemetrix Pty, the long standing distributor of Agilent mass spectrometers. The DART was installed in the lab of Professor David Marais at the University of Capetown. The unit will be used to extend the groups research in the field of lipidomics. Shown in the photo are ( back row left to right) Steve McDonald from Acumen Laboratory Solutions, Professor David Marais, front row Dr Dee Blackhurst and Mr M Macharia a visiting postdoc from Kenya.



Successful installation at training at Shimadzu France site

The DART -SVP was installed in the demo laboratory of Shimadzu France on their LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer. Staff from the local office and also from Germany were trained in the use of the DART for the analysis of single samples and automated batch analysis. The photo shows ( from left to right) Stephane Moreau Business Development Manager, Alban Huteau Product Specialist, Elizabeth Crawford from IonSense, Sven Vedder Product Specialist Shimadzu Europe and myself Sue Kennerley.



New addition to DART interfaces

We are pleased to announce that the DART-SVP ion source is now compatible with the Shimadzu 2020 LC/MS. The DART can be retrofitted to existing 2020 LC/MS SQ and 8030/8040 LC/MS TQ instruments or purchased for a new instrument. Please contact us for more details. This extends the list of compatible instruments companies to:- AB-Sciex, Agilent, Bruker, Jeol, Shimadzu, Thermo and Waters


Chances to see us this year

KR Analytical will be exhibiting the DART and other products at several key conferences this year. see us at

  • Structure 2013 meeting at University of Loughbrough UK February 26-27
  • Annual German mass spec meeting - Humboldt University Berlin March 10-13th
  • Dutch mass spectrometry meeting at RIVM in Bilthoven
  • BMSS SIG Mass Spec Imaging day -Sheffield Hallam Univ April 10th
  • BMSS 2013 - Annual meeting Eastbourne Winter Gardens Sept 9-11
  • JFSM2013 - French Mass Spec society meeting
  • RAFA 2013 - Recent advances in Food Analysis Nov 5-8 Prague, Czech Republic


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