Innovations Ambient Mass Spectrometry for Rapid DrugsToxin Identification
  • Technology Introduction
Through combining the cutting-edge technology of TD-ESI/MS to its comprehensive database library of toxicants, a fast-track toxicant analytical platform and a set of standard operating procedures are developed that enables the emergency physicians to access correct toxicological information within a short turnaround time and rescue the poisoned patients based on accurate laboratory data.
  • Scientific Innovation
Traditional mass spectrometric technologies such as LCMS and GCMS must reduce matrix effect in order to accurately quantify. Therefore, it was needed to do complicated pretreatment prior to analysis and lead to be labor and time-consuming. Compared to ambient mass spectrometry, it is more suitable for emergency medicine due to the fact it required only a few minutes to complete one analysis.
  • This technology won the Futuretech Breakthrough Award in 2019 Future Tech Expo.
  • Institutes
National Sun Yat-Sen University
Hung Su/