August 2018
DART-MS News for February 2019

We have just released the new PIMISA Search Software for DART-MS, providing rapid, confident identification of drugs of abuse. The simple swab sampling coupled with the DART-MS library from Cayman Chemical, provides dependable, robust results.

We also hope to see some of you at the upcoming AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD February 18-23. If you would like to meet with us to see the new PIMISA software or want to learn more about DART, please email us to set up a time to meet, or just stop by Booth 211 at the Exhibition.
NEW - PIMISA Search Software for Rapid Drug ID by DART-MS
We have just introduced the PIMISA Search Software for rapid identification of drugs of abuse by DART-MS. The software operates together with the DART-equipped Waters ACQUITY® QDa detector. It provides high confidence identifications by using multiple ion fragmentation conditions for each analyte. It then matches this set of spectra against the spectral library, which was developed in collaboration with Cayman Chemical. 
> Simple red/green readout to confirm identity of the drugs
> Swab sampling process coupled with rapid thermal desorption DART
> Large compound library that can be updated as new drugs or contaminants are identified
> Use of multiple ion fragmentation conditions provides high confidence for identification
DART at the AAFS Annual Meeting

IonSense will be showing the latest in DART-MS at the upco ming American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Conference in Baltimore, MD February 18-23.

Stop by Booth 211 to see the new PIMISA Search Software for rapid ID of drugs of abuse as well as the bench-top, simple to use, DART QDa System. 
Additionally there are a number of papers being presented that highlight the power of DART-MS in forensic applications.

  • The Simultaneous Detection of Rodenticides and Drugs Using Thermal Desorption Direct Analysis in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry (TD/DART®-MS)
Elizabeth Robinson, Edward Sisco,

  • The Detection and Forensic Analysis of Trace Fuel-Oxidizer Mixture Evidence by Infrared Thermal Desorption (IRTD) With Direct Analysis in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry (DART®-MS): Black Powders and Black Powder Substitutes
Thomas P. Forbes, Jennifer R. Verkouteren, Edward Sisco, Matthew E. Staymates

  • Pyrolysis Direct Analysis in Real-Time Mass Spectrometry (DART®-MS) Analysis of Ignitable Liquids With Chemometrics
Isabella C. Barnett, Mengliang Zhang

  • An Improvement for High Sensitivity of Drug Screening by Thermal Desorption and Pyrolysis Combined With Direct Analysis in Real Time-Mass Spectrometry (TDP/DART®-MS)
Hiroko Abe, Chikako Takei, Motoshi Sakakura, Teruhisa Shiota, Kayako Suga, Daisuke Yajima, Hirotaro Iwase

  • The Identification of Drug Metabolites in Adulterated Urine Samples Using Direct Analysis in Real Time-Time Of Flight/Mass Spectrometry (DART®-TOF/MS)
Bianca E. Olivieri, Mark Maric, Candice Bridge

  • The Identification of Necrophagous Insect Species by Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics for Postmortem Interval Estimations
Rabi A. Musah, Samira Beyramysoltan, Justine E. Giffen, Jennifer Rosati

  • An Application for Forensic Analysis: Discrimination of Fibers Using a Trace Organic Additive and Pyrolyzate Marker
Chikako Takei; Kenichi Yoshizawa
About IonSense

IonSense Inc. , established in 2005, is the leading provider of Open Air/Ambient Ionization sources, systems and integrated solutions for the $4B Mass Spectrometry marketplace. Headquartered in Saugus, MA the company manufactures, sells and markets the DART ® (Direct Analysis in Real Time) ionization source, the first open air ionization product to be patented and sold commercially.

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