18th October 2017

ICR Makes Groundbreaking Treatment Discoveries With NM30LA

The Institute of Cancer Research or ICR, is a world leading institution in cancer gene discovery, cancer drugs and innovations in radiotherapy. With the help of Peak's NM30LA gas generator ICR have managed to streamline their workflow.

ICR User Story

Name: Amin Mirza

Job title: Head of Structural Chemistry

Company: Institute of Cancer Research

Location: London, UK

One of ICR’s main priorities is to apply knowledge of cancer genetics and tumour biology in order to identify new and personalised cancer treatments. Traditional cancer treatments are definitely not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Instead some patients suffer even when receiving treatment. So, it is the institutes mission, to create treatments which are tailored to the individual.

We are proud to have supplied the ICR with our NM30LA generator to aid their research. We asked the Head of Structural Chemistry (Amin Mirza, what he thought of Peak’s gas generators and the benefits they have brought to their lab, here is what he had to say:

Typically what is the focus of your LC-MS analysis - what sort of applications? 
“Anti-cancer drug targets and small molecule drug compounds.”

What Peak Scientific generators do you have in your laboratory and what LC-MS instruments do they supply?
“We have multiple NM30LAs supplying Triple Quadrupole and Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometers”

What prompted you to choose a Peak generator and how long have you used them?
“We needed something smaller that could supply nitrogen gas as we had some space issues in the lab. Peak offered exactly that. We have been a customer for the past 15 years.”

What has been the key benefit of deploying Peak generators as opposed to your previous gas supply solution?
“Where we have issues delivering building compressed air and N2 to a lab.”

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?
“Great. It has been a positive experience.”

Have you ever had a site visit from a Peak engineer, if so, could you describe your experience of this support?
“Yes we have and it was excellent.”

Would you recommend Peak Scientific generators to other laboratories - and if so, what would be your main reason for the recommendation?
“Yes, all in one solution for nitrogen supply.”

Looking to safeguard your gas supply? The latest version of the NM30LA is our best-selling NM32LA which supplies a steady flow of nitrogen at up to 32 L/min. The Institute of Cancer Research has eliminated the need for large, bulky cylinders in the lab, freeing up space and reducing safety concerns.

To find out more about the NM32LA    

ICR were impressed with Peak's performance when receiving assistance from one of our certified field service engineers. We will be there to have you back up and running with 72 hours (48 in some territories), should you encounter any issues with your generator [Peak Protected].

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