SMART-MS™ Technical Training Courses

With a customised Providion SMART-MS™ training course your technical ambitions, goals and objectives become ours. 

From new users to experienced technicians, we will work with you to define your training requirements and deliver

tailored learning solutions with our extensive expertise in Sciex and Waters mass spectrometer systems.

Our partners, Anthias Consulting, complement our offerings with GC-MS & LC-MS courses available throughout the year.

  • All our courses offer hands-on, practical training with fully documented, detailed notes for you to take away.
  • Our modern technical training centre is equipped with the current LC-MS models from both Waters & Sciex to take you from complete novice to advanced technician in simple steps  – a solid, practical based solution to your training needs.
  • All course participants continue to be supported for a year after training to ensure complete understanding of the course content and provide maximum return on your investment.
  • For all Anthias Conuslting GC-MS training courses check out their website here.

 

Standard courses

OVERVIEW

Theory only course centred around LC-MS. Ideal for first time users or those who don’t directly work with the instrumentation but want to gain a better understanding of how the two techniques are married together.

COURSE TOPICS

What is LC/MS?, Quadrupole MS Theory, Ion Source Theory, MS Fundamentals, HPLC Theory.

OVERVIEW

This course is intended for new users or those wanting to enhance their experience using these platforms. We deliver this course with a strong empathy for the user due to our background in the daily use of these instruments.

COURSE TOPICS

What is LC/MS? Quadrupole MS Theory, Ion Source Theory, MS Fundamentals, Software training, Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting (Ion Source Servicing, Interface Cleaning), Sample Optimisation, Method Development, Sample Analysis, Data Review and Quantitation. Includes 1 year technical support package (normally £500).

OVERVIEW

Do you want to be able to fix problems yourself and are not sure where to start? Take out our Basic End User Maintenance course and we will train you so you are able to make timely and cost effective repairs yourself.

COURSE TOPICS

Instrument overview, Tuning and Calibration, Compound Tuning, Building Acquisition/Tune methods, Building Batches/Sample Lists, Processing Data, Checking for charging, Ion Source Maintenance, Venting the instrument and cleaning the interface. Includes 1 year technical support package (normally £500).

OVERVIEW

Already have good troubleshooting skills and the ability to fix the basic problems? Well why not build on these skills with our Advanced End User Maintenance course to achieve a strong skill set that will revolutionise the way you work by affording you the ability to make some of the most challenging repairs.

COURSE TOPICS

Ion rail cleaning,  Advance electronic troubleshooting, Advanced source maintenance/troubleshooting, Turbo pump replacement and diagnostics, Detector replacement and optimisation. Includes 1 year technical support package (normally £500).

OVERVIEW

Course designed to up-skill an in-house service technician for performing routine preventative maintenance and first responder troubleshooting.

COURSE TOPICS

Interface and Ion source maintenance, In-house Preventative Maintenance (supported by Providion and our IST GLP/GMP compliant PM documentation, basic troubleshooting. Includes 1 year technical support package (normally £500).

OVERVIEW

Frustrated by not being able to fully navigate and utilise your instrument’s software? Well fear not we are here to help you with our comprehensive Analyst/Masslynx training courses, either in person or via remote connection.

COURSE TOPICS

Software overview, Connection to the instrument, Tune page familiarisation, Setting up quantitation methods, data processing, statistical analysis, report generation.

OVERVIEW

By attending this course users will learn how to successfully perform LC-MS method development. The course is aimed for LC-MS beginners, for those looking to advance their knowledge, or for those looking to refresh their understanding of the technique.

COURSE TOPICS

What is LC-MS? Basic liquid chromatography principles and theory, Gain an understanding of the method parameters including column choice and mobile phase, Parameters for optimisation and LC tips and maintenance.  Introduction to mass spectrometry, Ionisation modes (ES and APCI), Mass analysers and MS parameters for optimisation.

OVERVIEW

SelexION could be the ace up your sleeve for problematic analysis such as the quantitation of isobaric molecules or issue with ion suppression. Why not book a course with us and become expert users and self sufficient at user level maintenance.

COURSE TOPICS:

What is DMS?  DMS Theory, Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Sample Optimisation, Method Development, Sample Analysis, Data Review and Quantitation.

Why choose Providion?

Scheduled and tailored to suit your individual needs

Strong practical emphasis

Small class sizes ensures hands on instrument time

Discounts for groups and students

Taught by mass spectrometer engineers with over 100 years combined experience and skills

Flexible location train on your own instrument or visit our training centre