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Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD

Principal Scientist / Consultant

Vaughan joined Syft in 2002 after completing his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Canterbury (1997) and post-doctoral fellowships at the Universities of Geneva, Western Australia, and Canterbury.

As manager of Syft’s contract laboratory, Vaughan has worked extensively with customers to understand their analysis needs and develop market-tested SIFT-MS solutions.

Vaughan has experience across all SIFT-MS application areas, but has particular expertise in environmental and food industry applications. He is an expert in SIFT-MS application and method development.

In addition to the technical aspects of his role, Vaughan attends and presents on many of Syft’s webinars and attends various conferences on our behalf.

This webinar aired on May 21st, see below for a recording


Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) enables selective gas analysis to sub-part-per-trillion levels within seconds.

How does it achieve this?

In this 60-minute webinar, we provide a detailed introduction to the SIFT-MS technique and its analytical performance. In particular, we cover:

The chemical ionization used in SIFT-MS, and how it provides both selectivity and detection of chemically diverse compounds (including ammonia, formaldehyde, and hydrogen sulfide).

Outline SIFT-MS quantitation, which is based on ion-molecule reactions, conferring long-term measurement stability and library-based quantitation.