ABIRD – the Active Background Ion Reduction Device for nanospray has been our flagship product since 2008 when it first was developed for commercial sale. Used in top labs worldwide to improve signal to noise ratios of peptides and produces a consistent low-level background ion signal.
ABIRD is most effective at improving peptide identification on older ion trap instruments that have a lower duty cycle than the newest models.
ABIRD afords you a consistent background ion signal that allows the ion trap to fill with interesting peptide ions rather than pesky background ions.
ABIRD can help keep those internal lenses and quads cleaner as the inlet is isolated from dust and debris that might enter the instrument.
ABIRD has mounting solutions to the Flex Ion and Easy Spray sources, and is approved for use on Thermo instruments.