The City University of New York User Story
Nanoscience Research Specialist at City University of New York, Scott McPhee, described the beneifits his lab has received from switching from cylinders to a Peak NM32LA gas generator and the professional service Peak offers.
Name: Scott McPhee
Job Title: Nanoscience Research Specialist
Company: City University of New York
Scott McPhee works as a Nanoscience Research Specialist for The City University of New York. In his lab, Scott has a Genius NM32LA gas generator which provides a consistent flow of nitrogen gas to his mass spectrometer. In this user story Scott describes how gas generators are convenient for his analysis over the traditional cylinder option.
Typically, what is the focus of your LC-MS analysis - what sort of applications?
“Typically, we analyze the products of solid phase peptide synthesis and peptides which have undergone enzymatic modification yielding unknown structures.”
What Peak Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory and what LC-MS instruments do they supply?
“We have a Genius NM32LA supplying a Thermo Fisher Scientific Exactive Plus coupled to a Dionex UltiMate 3000”
What prompted you to choose a Peak generator and how long have you used them?
“I have had previous experience using Peak generators from my time setting up laboratories at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, additionally the recommendations from other users is very strong.”
What has been the key benefit of deploying Peak generators as opposed to your previous gas supply solution?
“The convenience of having generated gas over bottled gas is enormous.”
How would you describe your purchasing experience with Peak in terms of speed of response, ease of ordering, catering for your needs and timing of delivery?
“Excellent, everything down to the ramps to roll it out of the crate is professional and well thought out.”
Would you recommend Peak Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation?
“Yes, ease of installation and reliability.”
Scott has a compressor based Genius NM32LA which eliminates the need for an external air supply. It provides a steady stream of nitrogen gas at up to 32L/min and is compatible with most LC-MS instruments. Peak has sold thousands of NM32LAs around the world and in the United States providing labs with a safer and more efficient nitrogen gas supply.
By buying a Peak generator, Scott eliminated the need for cylinder changes and worrying about whether his gas supply would run out. Scott is also pleased with Peak’s well thought out and professional service.
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