Hockessin, DE, May 31, 2019 — MSTM, LLC is pleased to announce that Professor Sarah Trimpin was awarded the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Biemann Medal for development of novel ionization processes for mass spectrometry (MS).  The Biemann Medal was established in honor of Professor Klaus Biemann and is presented annually to recognize the achievements of an academic scientist in mass spectrometry early in her/his career.

In one method discovered by Dr. Trimpin, compounds are mixed with a small molecule matrix and are transferred from the solid state to gas-phase ions, regardless of their volatility and molecular weight. This method has exceptional sensitivity and requires only exposure of the sample to the vacuum of the mass spectrometer.

The ability to transport molecules as large as bovine serum albumin (67 kDa) into the gas phase as highly protonated ions without energy input is unprecedented in science, analytically important, and of fundamental interest in understanding ionization processes.

The award will be presented at the annual ASMS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Dr. Trimpin has previously received the NSF CAREER award, the ASMS Young Investigator Award, the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, the Eli Lilly Young Investigator in Analytical Chemistry award, and the Wayne State University Schaap Faculty Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. She has authored over 80 publications and received several patents.  In addition to being CEO and co-founder of MSTM, Dr. Trimpin is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She received her Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Doctor of Science) from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, and Diplom Chemie and Baccalaureate from Universität Konstanz.

MS™, is a Delaware-based company supported by NSF Phase I, II, and TECP awards to commercialize advanced ionization technologies. We offer the Ionique manual platform capable of matrix-assisted ionization (MAI), solvent-assisted ionization (SAI), voltage-assisted SAI, electrospray ionization (ESI), and an Ionique automated ESI/MAI/SAI platform. Atmospheric pressure solids analysis probe (ASAP) kits are also available.

Above: Sarah Trimpin receiving her hard-earned medal from ASMS President Richard Yost.