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MacroIMS Macroion Mobility Spectrometer 3980

SKU: 3980

This system has been discontinued as of February 28, 2014.

*A newer model of this product is now available.

Product Details

The MacroIMS system is an instrument designed for rapid, high resolution size analysis of nanoparticle colloids, proteins and other macromolecules down to 2.5 nm, and spanning a mass window of 8 kDa to >100 MDa. The power of the macroIMS system is its ability to analyze nanoparticles and macromolecules that are too large for mass spectrometry (MS), but with a level of accuracy and resolution not achievable via light-scatter based detectors. While other instruments used for sizing particles in liquids try to cover many magnitudes of size, the MacroIMS system focuses on superior performance over the nanoparticle size range generating research quality data.


The MacroIMS Macroion Mobility Particle Sizer Model 3980 can be used for many applications:

  • Macromolecule size analysis
  • Protein and mixture separations
  • Lipoprotein analysis
  • Virus Identification
  • Nanotoxicity
  • Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Investigations of colloidal aggregation and dissolution

Features & Benefits

  • Size analysis down to 2.5 nm
  • Mass analysis from 8 kDa to >100 MDa
  • Single particle/molecule sizing using first principles
  • Direct measurement of number size distributions
  • High resolution sizing
  • Fast measurement times
  • Accurate measurements of multimodal distributions
  • Excellent sensitivity
  • Independent of optical properties of solute or solvent
  • Mature technology that is precise and repeatable
  • Provides insights into aggregation of colloidal solutions
  • Proven alternative to light scatter based techniques