As mentioned in one of our recent articles, the potential for Direct-MS is incredibly vast. Imagine, for instance, an environmental services company responsible for the proper disposal of construction debris. With real-time analysis provided by MS, trucks transporting debris from a construction site to the facility could be inspected for contaminations like mineral oil hydrocarbons directly at the container. Food-producing facilities could assess packaging integrity on a conveyor belt. Medical practices could swiftly diagnose and treat specific illnesses through breath analysis. Pharmaceutical companies could scrutinize medication ingredients for defects, not just sporadically, but as a regular practice. All these sectors, termed Applied Markets in contrast to research, will see their share nearly double by 2030, according to recent research.