Facility Closed Due to Snow Storm January 4

January 3, 2018
Please note due to the severe weather conditions forecast for Thursday Jan 4, the Small Molecule Mass Spectrometry Facility will be closed as will other administrative office at  Harvard FAS. Stay warm and safe!

Bruker UTX MALDI-TOF/TOF is Fixed

September 13, 2017
For those of you anxiously waiting for this instrument, it is back. It has a brand new laser installed. The old one had gotten very weak and was not giving good signal for many compounds. Please schedule normally through the on-line reservation system, SPINAL for those who have direct access. Others can submit samples for analysis.

Agilent 6220 Not Available

March 8, 2017

Please note, the Agilent ESI-TOF (6220) has a serious hardware failure. This is a very old instrument which we are trying to repair.  In the meantime, we are planning to open up the Bruker Impact II (q-TOF) for you to use after repairs expected this week.  You will need to be trained on this and will then have access. Please check announcements on our website for news on the availability of the new open access instrument.  Meanwhile, there are other staff run high resolution instruments which are available for sample submission.  You can submit any type of samples...

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Winter Recess Dec 24-Jan 2

December 15, 2016

The staff of the facility is on break starting late December 23 for the holidays and we will return on January 3.  If you already have 24/7 access to B2, you can continue to use the open access equipment during this period without the assistance of the staff.

Agilent 6220 Open Access ESI-TOF Back On-Line

October 31, 2016

The open access ESI-TOF has been repaired after loosing the main powersupply more than a week ago.  It has been pumped down, tuned and calibrated. It is now available for use.

GC-FTMS (Thermo q-Exactive GC) fully on-line!

October 25, 2016

Beautiful data coming out of the recently installed q-Exactive GC for volatile compounds that do not ionize by electrospray! 1-2 ppm on recent samples from the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department! 

Open Access ESI-TOF Not Working

October 17, 2016

The instrument has developed a serious problem that we are trying to repair. Please submit samples or contact Sunia for training on an alternate instrument.