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20 years of expert forensic chemistry advice and service


Shortening workflow times while preserving sample integrity


Vapour detection of explosive and contraband materials


Meticulous detection of explosive trace materials

solutions we provide


Mass Spec provides operational and theoretical consultancy services on all aspects of mass spectrometry and IRMS (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer) testing within our operational boundaries.


We specialise in acquiring forensic evidence for corporations and law enforcement organisations by leveraging one of the largest databases of substance detection data in the world.

Expert Witness

The Mass Spec team of in-house experts has the necessary skills, experience and specialist knowledge to provide expert witness evidence in civil and criminal cases.

APCI Thermal Ion Sources

Mass Spec is the world’s leading developer of Thermal Extraction Ion Sources that significantly speed up workflow times by 30% or more for mass spec processes where GCMS is normally used for analysis.

Drugs on Money Testing

We test paper and polymer banknotes for abnormal levels of illicit drugs. To do this, we maintain the world's largest background database of banknotes.

Trace Illicit Drugs Detection

Mass Spec has one of the largest databases of illicit drug contamination in the world that can identify drugs and related materials found on common items.

Trace Explosives Detection

Mass Spec delivers a range of high-confidence explosives detection systems for a wide range of surfaces as well as high-volume air samplers suitable for containers.

Advanced technology and science, the highest standards.

When knowing the truth is all that matters

Established for over 20 years, Mass Spec Analytical is an accredited provider of forensic chemistry solutions for validating evidence or discovering trace substances. Whether it’s a law enforcement, national security or commercial matter, Mass Spec has the science and experience to deliver the scientific methods required to uncover the answers.

At the heart of our solutions is the approach of directly analysing materials by thermal desorption tandem mass spectrometry (TD-MSMS); an approach that delivers results in a matter of seconds. Our customers use our analysis services and portable solutions to ensure that public buildings, stadiums, transport systems or crime scenes can be tested quickly and cost effectively for the presence of explosives, illicit drugs or other hazardous substances.

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some success stories

Drugs on money

Our patented Drugs on Money Trace Detection System enables rapid banknote analysis for exposure to controlled substances which in turn keeps drugs worth millions off the street.

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Rapid Analysis of Drugs and Explosives

Canada's Border Services Agency uses the SCENTINEL® mobile mass spectrometer for the detection of concealed drugs, explosives and other substances quicker and more reliably than ever before.

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Workflow improvements through Thermal Extraction

This paper examines how the capability of using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for the identification of substances of abuse and related compounds without the need for chromatography shortens workflows, is cost-effective and reduces environmental impact.

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Contact Mass Spec Analytical on +44(0)117 317 3600