The Difference between Frankincense and Myrrh

December 16, 2020

It's that time of year again, when holiday songs play 24/7 on the radio and people start wondering what, exactly, frankincense and myrrh are and why they make good gifts. LECO placed these two oils in a Pegasus® BT 4D to see the difference.

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ASMS in Review: Frank Dorman, Penn State

August 20, 2019

Frank Dorman, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University, spoke at our ASMS breakfast seminar about his experience using our Pegasus BT 4D benchtop GCxGC-TOFMS to analyze environmental contamination in the Susquehanna river. Due to the increasing chemical complexity of the environment, GCxGC-TOFMS with its Non-Targeted compound analysis is the ideal technology for these intricate samples.

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ASMS Breakfast Seminar: Replacing LECO's Pegasus HT with their Pegasus BT GC/TOF-MS Instruments for High Throughput Metabolomics: Our Experience

May 18, 2018


Our laboratory runs high sample throughput metabolomics utilizing GC/MS analytics. For many years, we have utilized LECO Pegasus III and Pegasus HT GC time-of-flight mass spectrometers (GC/TOF-MS). The robustness, data acquisition speed, and affordability coupled with ChromaTOF® brand software made these instruments ideal for our high throughput metabolomics application. That said, when LECO recently introduced the benchtop model Pegasus BT GC/TOF-MS with better sensitivity and wider dynamic range, both valuable attributes for metabolomics, we were most interested. In the end, we replaced all six of our older Pegasus instruments with six of the newer model.

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What's Behind Your Beer's Aroma This St. Patrick's Day?

March 16, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual feast day celebrating the patron saint, St. Patrick, and is a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. The holiday, taking place on March 17th, has a number of traditions associated with it here in the USA as well—wearing green, eating the traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage, the Chicago River is dyed green every year, various cities have celebrations (NYC’s parade features over 250,000 marchers)—and then there is beer.

Beer has long been a popular indulgence in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and some believe this is due to the Catholic Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking being lifted for one day on the holiday, therefore beer became a staple. And consumption is high, according to WalletHub, 152.5% more beer is sold on St. Patrick’s Day than usual! 

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Make sure your ChromaTOF brand software is up-to-date!

January 5, 2018

Not sure if you have the most up-to-date software on your instrument so you can obtain the best results? Below is the current software versions for each Pegasus instrument model, if you're not up-to-date, check with your LECO representative.

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