PRESS RELEASE

TargetView Software

Designed to automate and improve detection and measurement of multiple target chemicals in complex GC/MS data sets, TargetView has been launched by Almsco. The software package will benefit GC/MS users in a range of important fields, including environmental monitoring; food, flavour and fragrance profiling; forensic science; and testing chemical emissions from consumer goods.

While current compound identification methodology is often time consuming and prone to error (false positives and negatives) even in expert hands, TargetView provides a simpler and more accurate way of identifying which target compounds are present in a sample. In addition to this, it provides reliable peak area information to complement and support quantification by conventional GC/MS data handling packages. The software can also be used to identify the total number of compounds present in a sample (knowns and unknowns) by library searching.

The interface and reporting format are easy to use with few parameters requiring manual setting and no need for in-depth knowledge in either deconvolution or chemometrics. Furthermore, the software package can process all common GC/MS data formats, thereby lending itself to simple integration with existing laboratory procedures. TargetView also works with chromatograms of worst-case complexity; e.g. with high numbers of analytes of varying concentrations and with high degrees of compound co-elution.

It can automatically detect hundreds of target compounds in one run and immediately generates a simple customisable report including details such as retention times, quantification ions, peak area values and match coefficients as required.

Company: 
Feature

For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori

Feature

Robert Roe looks at the latest simulation techniques used in the design of industrial and commercial vehicles

Feature

Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware

Feature

Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community

Feature

Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers