The Mass Spectrometry Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy maintains 14 state-of-the-art mass spectrometers.

To learn more about the instruments available in the Mass Spectrometry Center, including the features each mass spectrometer is equipped with and the tasks that each is able to perform, explore the links below.

Note About Citations: Please acknowledge the Mass Spectrometry Center in publications or grant proposals as follows, "This work is supported in part by the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Pharmacy Mass Spectrometry Center (SOP1841-IQB2014)."

The Waters SYNAPT G2S high definition mass spectrometer (HDMS) is used for discovery and targeted -omic-based experiments.  This HDMS platform provides accurate mass measurements, multiple tandem mass spectrometry workflows, and ion mobility separation of complex mixtures. 

This instrument is equipped with:

  • High definition hybrid quadupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometer
  • Ion mobility for gas phase saparation
  • Nano ESI, ESI, APCI probes
  • Acquity H Class UPLC
  • HDX UPLC
  • 2D nano UPLC

The instrument is used for biomarker discovery -omic workflows, combining UPLC separations, high-resolution/accurate mass detection, tandem mass spectrometry, and ion mobility.