The Minotaur 300 is the research and method development member of the Minotaur family of products. The Minotaur 300 is a compact, self-contained and complete Cylindrical Ion Trap with optional gas chromatographic capabilities. The compact size of the Minotaur 300 saves critical space in today's space-challenged laboratories, while providing full ion trap capability. The heart of the Minotaur 300 is the same cylindrical ion trap hardware and software employed in the Minotaur 400s, 400p and the future 500. Utilizing this common platform allows scientists to develop methods and then transfer these methods to the units in the field without translation, saving time, money and lives.