Luxon can be installed on your preferred Spectrometer platform, including:

Thermo Scientific®   Waters®   Sciex™  Shimadzu 

Discover the Luxon Ion Source®

A breakdown of the Luxon process:

  1. Low volume (up to 10µl) of extracted liquid sample
    deposited onto LazWell™ well surface
  2. Sample is quickly dried
  3. Indirect thermal desorption of sample using precisely controlled Laser Diode
  4. The desorbed neutrals are transported using compressed Air
  5. Ionization occurs using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Reaction (APCI) without solvent
  6. Ions are formed and introduced into MS for detection

Luxon Support

Our expert technical and application support team can help with any questions relating to your Luxon instrument!

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and discover how easy it is to work with and increase your productivity!

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revolutionize their workflows!

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Application Notes

Pharmaceutical and Contract Research Organizations (CRO) are subjected to strict analysis regulations by their local overseeing entities (i.e. the FDA in the US).

For instance, in early drug discovery, a new chemical entity (NCE) must undergo rigorous evaluations based on the Absorption-Distribution-Metabolism-Excretion-Toxicology (ADMET) system. It is critical to determine if a NCE is a go or a no-go for further clinical trials.

Discover how our LDTD® technology dramatically increases the analytical throughput and the turnaround time for multiple applications, while attaining unequaled precision. Let us help you make important decisions faster.

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In Toxicology and in Forensic testing, time is the biggest enemy. It is therefore crucial that the sample analysis time be the shortest possible without compromising on accuracy. Whether it is for Substance-Abuse or Prescription Drug Monitoring (PDM) testing, the LDTD® technology allows to analyze samples in less than 4 seconds per sample. Since its first introduction in the field in 2008, millions of samples have been analyzed on a daily basis thanks to our technology.

Typically, drug testing is performed in urine and oral fluids, but other matrices such as hair or blood can also be quickly analyzed using the LDTD® ionization source.

Find out how ultra-Fast screening combined with accurate results quantification will necessarily increase your laboratory’s productivity.


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Clinical research is a fundamental step in the development and commercialization of drugs. Toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) rely upon rapid and accurate measurement of drugs and their metabolites in biological fluids.

With the LDTD® technology, the identification and quantification of immunosuppressants, cholesterol, Vitamin D and testosterone, to name a few, become rapid and precise every single time.

Discover how this innovative ionization source will make your clinical research testing easy, fast and precise.

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Societies all over the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the quality of the food we ingest and the environment we live in. Characterization and quantification of pathogens both in food and in the environment are of paramount importance for the control or avoidance of public health issues.

The LDTD® technology allows robust and ultra-fast contaminant detection without having to prepare extensively complex samples. This innovative procedure even allows to analyze complex matrices.

Learn how the LDTD® technology can help your food or environmental laboratory become much more efficient in its daily sample analyses. Whether your focus is on waste water, soil analysis or food, our system will take your analysis to a whole new level.


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Our patented LazWell™ plates work exclusively with the Luxon system to provide accurate and reproducible results at incredible speed.

  • The LazWell96 well format is designed specifically for use with the Luxon-960 model and can accommodate sample volumes of 0.1-10µL.
  • The LazWell384 plate format fits on the Luxon-3840 system and offers a higher sample throughput for specialized applications requiring low volumes from 0.05 to 2.5 μL of sample.

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Interested in learning more about how the LDTD® can revolutionize your laboratory?

Send us your samples and we will generate a report according to your needs and agreed evaluation criteria. The evaluation can be performed on the LDTD – Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source 96-well or 384-well configurations as well as your choice of preferred Mass Spectrometer platform:

  • ThermoFisher TSQ Vantage – Triple Quadrupole
  • Waters XEVO TQ MS – Triple Quadrupole
  • AB Sciex 5500 Qtrap with SelexION (optional)

Are you ready to see the Luxon in action?
Take the next step with our On-Site Evaluation!

Based on availability of demo instruments and on a case by case basis, we can send the Luxon Ion Source to your facility and a Phytronix Application Scientist will perform the system installation, provide training, and assist you for one (1) week in your method development. Following this initial week of method development, the LDTD Ion Source is on loan for up to three (3) additional weeks for your evaluation. There is no charge for labor, installation, training, method assistance or the additional three weeks of use. The only charge is for the LazWell™ plates used during the evaluation period. All previous models (LDTD)  can be made available for your on-site evaluation.

LDTD - Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source

Evaluate the Luxon now to increase your sample throughput and speed up your analysis.

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