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University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, researchers have made a microscopic snapshot of the early renal lipid changes in acute kidney injury, using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) tissue imaging to localise the changes.
Acal BFi have signed a Pan-European distribution agreement with Quantum Light.
Shimadzu has released the GCMS-QP2020, a high-end single quadrupole gas chromatography mass spectrometer.
The Hiden HPR-40 DSA mass spectrometer systems are designed for monitoring dissolved gaseous content in aqueous solutions.
The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Sciex of Framingham, MS, USA, have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of mass spectrometry instrumentation.
We are all probably aware of the detection of metabolites in wastewater to indicate the levels of illegal drug usage in a locality, but researchers at the University of Valencia have extended this to monitor alcohol consumption in near real time.
Solid mixed matrices and their advantages in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry
The bio theme moves to mass spectrometry in “Solid mixed matrices and their advantages in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry” by Marek Šebela. Getting the most from various matrices for use in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation (MALDI) has always been a bit of an art, and the introduction of mixed matrices may increase the number of possible combinations but may improve reproducibility and so simplify analysis in the end. The author describes mixed matrices for a range of samples including proteins, peptides, oligosaccharides, oligonucleotides, lipids, polymers and even intact microbial cells!
A new test for detecting biomarkers for cancer and diabetes based on two-dimensional mass spectrometry is more than 1000× more detailed and 100% faster than existing methods, new research by the University of Warwick, UK, suggests.
Medical testing has been undergoing a quiet but extensive metamorphosis as labs adopt the versatile technology mass spectrometry, which enables more precise diagnosis. A special issue of Clinical Chemistry, titled “Clinical Mass Spectrometry: Achieving Prominence in Laboratory Medicine”, showcases recent medical advances that this technology has made possible.
A new mass spectrometry test for detecting biomarkers for cancer and diabetes is more than 1000× more detailed and 100% faster than existing methods, new research by the University of Warwick, UK, suggests.
Shimadzu has released the Nexera MX ultra-fast multianalyte LC-MS system offering up to double the sample processing capability of the conventional approach.
The X-Series from Sciex is a new MS platform comprised of customised models.
Fast and versatile ambient surface analysis by plasma-assisted desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry
Frank Rutten, Jasim Jamur and Paul Roach tell us about another: “Fast and versatile ambient surface analysis by plasma-assisted desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry”. They show that surface analysis can greatly benefit from approaches using surface–plasma interactions and that PADI shows significant promise to become a valuable and versatile tool for this.
Horiba Scientific has released the Ultra Fast Depth Profiling TOFMS.
MS Engineering have introduced a durable and movable Lab bench.
A new approach to identifying unknown trace level analytes by tandem mass spectrometry without reference spectroscopic database support: CSI:FingerID
In the Tony Davies Column, Tony describes “A new approach to identifying unknown trace level analytes by tandem mass spectrometry without reference spectroscopic database support: CSI:FingerID”. This allows for tandem mass spectrometry data to be used to identify unknown analytes from common molecular structure databases where reference spectroscopic data is unavailable.
Markes International has launched a web-based library that will allow users to see how “soft” electron ionisation (EI) could benefit their GC-MS application.
Henniker Scientific’s latest version of the MAX300 LG Quadrupole Gas Analyser is now available with an ultra-fast response sample introduction inlet for transient gas analysis applications.
Direct Analysis in Real Time mass spectrometry and its application for the analysis of polydimethylsiloxanes
Jürgen Gross has been using ambient mass spectrometry to look at the presence of polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) in food prepared in silicone rubber objects and on baking parchment. He shows that PDMS migrates into the food, something perhaps we should think about if in the mood for some baking!