September 2012   
What's New with DART? 
The latest developments and news on DART® Mass Spectrometry 

We will be at the upcoming International MS Conference in Kyoto in a couple weeks, exhibiting with our colleagues at AMR, Inc.  Additionally we will be co-hosting a DART Forum and would like to invite you to join us for this stimulating lunchtime event on September 20.  You can just click here to register.

The DART community also has a number of presentations at the IMSC meeting, and you can take a look at the list below.

Please have a look and contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thanks.


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Brian Musselman
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IonSense, Inc.
IMSC DART Forum - Agenda and Registration   



We invite you to attend The DART Forum at the IMSC2012, presented by AMR and IonSense.  Please join us to learn about the latest developments in DART and its applications to food safety and chemical analysis.


DART-MS Strategies for Rapid Screening and Quantitation of Pesticides 

          Elizabeth Crawford, IonSense, Inc.


OpenSpot® Mass Spectrometry tools for Real-Time Quality Assessment using DART ionization sources 

          Brian Musselman, IonSense, Inc.


Advantages of Using DART Ionization with Different Types of Mass Specs 

         Teruhisa Shiota, AMR, Inc.   


Moderator: Yasuhiko Bando, AMR, Inc.  





Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:20 PM to 1:30 PM (JST)

Kyoto International Conference Center 
Room D  

   Just click here to learn more >   Eventbrite - The DART Forum at IMSC 2012 




DART Presentations at IMSC 2012 
Here is a listing of the DART presentations at the upcoming IMSC meeting. From reaction monitoring to traditional medicines to forensic toxicology and food safety, DART is becoming a dependable platform for rapid problem solving.  Just click on the titles to see the abstracts.


Presentation number : PMo-169

 High Throughput Molecular Weight Confirmation of Pharmaceutical Compounds Using DART MS Analysis with Ultra-fast Polarity Switching 

Teruhisa Shiota 1; Hirotaka Honda 1; Jun Watanabe 2; Kazuo Mukaibatake 2  

1: AMR, Inc., Tokyo, Japan 2: Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan 3: Shimadzu Techno Research, Kyoto, Japan

Presentation number : PMo-170

 Componential Analysis of Pepper of Various Origins Using DART-MS Using Ultra-fast Polarity Switching 

FUMIHIKO USUI 1; Teruhisa Shiota 1; Manabu Ueda 2; Kazuo Mukaibatake 2; Junko Iida 2; Tsubasa Ibushi 3; Yasuhiko Bando 1; Jun Watanabe 2  

1: AMR INCORPORATED Tokyo,Japan 2: Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan 3: Shimadzu Techno Research, Kyoto, Japan

Presentation number : PMo-199

Achieving High Resolution in a Benchtop Resistive Glass Drift Tube Ion Mobility Spectrometer 


1: Photonis USA, Sturbridge, USA 2: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA 3: IonSense Inc., Saugus MA, USA

Venue:Room A  15:00 - 17:00

Presentation number : S07-1500 [Keynote Lecture]   

 What is the Opposite of Pandora's Box? Direct Analysis, Ambient Ionization, and a New Generation of Atmospheric Pressure Ion Sources. 

Robert B Cody 1  

1: JEOL USA, Inc.


Presentation number : PTu-144

Open Spot Ambient Ionization Technology for Near-Instant Determination of Sample Characteristics by using DART-MS 

Musselman D Brian 1; Joseph LaPointe 1; Elizabeth Crawford 1  

1: IonSense, Inc.

Presentation number : PTu-146

Rapid screening and quantitation of pesticides in fruit commodities by Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) ambient ionization mass spectrometry 

Elizabeth A Crawford 1; Brian D Musselman 1  

1: IonSense, Inc., Saugus, MA, USA

Presentation number : PTu-160

Direct analysis of asphaltene by DART FT MS 

Hugues PREUD'HOMME 1; Felipe CARDOSO 2,3; Bruno GRASSL 4; Brice BOUYSSIERE 1; Herve CARRIER 2  

1: IPREM / LCABIE, University of Pau, Pau, France 2: LFC-R, UMR 5150, University of Pau, Pau France 3: Centro de Pesquisas Leopoldo Americo Miquez de Mello, PETROBRAS/CENPES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4: IPREM / ECP, UMR 5254, University of Pau, France


Presentation number : PWe-088

 A screen using DART-MS to identify novel components of a pheromone synthesis pathway in Drosophila melanogaster 

Yin Ning Chiang 1; Joanne Y Yew 1,2  

1: National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore 2: Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, Singapore


Presentation number : PTh-110

High-Speed Survey Method for Photo-degradation Products of Pharmaceuticals Using UV-LED Lighting Device and DART-TOF Mass Spectrometer 

Toshio Tashima 1; Kaori Asano 2; Takeyuki Suzuki 2; Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki 2; Takeshi Nakano 3  

1: GeneStem Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan 2: The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 3: Research Center for Environmental Preservation, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Presentation number : PTh-125

Ions Observed in DART-MS Analysis of Pharmaceuticals Containing Various Functional Groups on Normal and Reverse Phase TLC Plates 

Kaori Asano 1; Toshio Tashima 2; Takeyuki Suzuki 1; Tsuyoshi Matsuzaki 1; Takeshi Nakano 3  

1: The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University 2: GeneStem Co., Ltd 3: Research Center for Environmental Preservation, Osaka University


Venue:Room D
Date:Sep 21(Fri), 2012 09:00 - 11:00

Presentation number : S44-0940

Advances in Ambient Ionization and Imaging using DART and Microplasma Ion Sources 

Facundo M Fernandez 1; Joel Keelor 1; Rachel Bennett 1; Prabha Dwivedi 1; Joshua Symonds 2; Reuben Gann 1; Thomas Orlando 1,2  

1: Georgia Institute of Technology/School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Atlanta, GA, USA 2: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics

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About IonSense  
IonSense, Inc. provides OpenSpot Mass Spectrometry™ solutions to the fields of food safety, forensics, drug development, and chemical analysis. They manufacture and develop direct analysis in real time (DART®) technology licensed from JEOL USA, Inc. and atmospheric solids analysis probe (ASAP™) licensed from M&M Consulting.

DART and ASAP Sources are available for most commercial LC/MS systems.  Look here to see if your system is DART-ready.  And  check here to see if your system is ASAP-ready.