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Mass Spectrometry News

25 Oct 2017

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet and later land on its surface. Its close-up studies of the comet using the on-board mass spectrometer continue to yield scientific insights.

10 Oct 2017

Mass spectrometry can provide varied information from fingermarks and is close to use in the UK courts.

25 Sep 2017

Markes International has announced the opening of a new Chinese subsidiary, Markes Instruments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd (玛珂思仪器(上海)有限公司).

25 Sep 2017

Scientists from the University of Surrey, UK, have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test based on paper spray mass spectrometry that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.

10 Aug 2017

Scientists from the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have carried out a multi-year study based on comparative metabolomics combined with chemometrics on carrots coming from different agronomic environments. The results highlight the potential of metabolomics fingerprinting for organic food authentication purposes.

28 Jun 2017

Achema 2018 is inviting contributions to the Achema Congress and the PRAXISforums; deadline 22 September 2017.

28 Jun 2017

A cooperation between Messe München India and the Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) will collocate events jointly representing 600+ global and Indian companies.

19 Jun 2017

Waters has announced that Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has approved certain of their chromatography and mass spectrometry systems.

5 Jun 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Biognosys’s agreement covers data-independent acquisition workflows.

5 Jun 2017

Shimadzu and Phytronix to offer triple ion source (LDTD-MS/MS, ESI-MS/MS and APCI-MS/MS).

5 Jun 2017

Thomas Rizzo and co-authors receive the 2017 Ron Hites Award for their paper “Infrared Spectroscopy of Mobility-Selected H+-Gly-Pro-Gly-Gly (GPGG)”.

5 Jun 2017

Ryan Julian is the 2017 Recipient of the Biemann Medal, which recognises significant achievement made in the early stages of a career.

5 Jun 2017

Cathy Costello is the 2017 Recipient of the ASMS Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry, which recognises a singular significant achievement.

10 May 2017

A group of scientists from EAWAG, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, have developed a portable mass spectrometer allowing on-site measurements, and a spin-off has been created to commercialise the new system.

4 Apr 2017

Quantum mechanics dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules work, for example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one. But beyond the simplest molecules, the details become very complex. Now, a Pixel-Imaging Mass Spectrometry camera and a femtosecond vacuum ultraviolet light source are showing how does quantum mechanics work in larger, more complex systems.

29 Mar 2017

Salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms, the effluent from which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. German and Chilean scientists have used fluorescence measurements, high-resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to answer this question.

28 Mar 2017

Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they can be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which they work could occur because gold ions force the zinc ions out of zinc fingers—looped, nucleic acid binding protein domains. American researchers have characterised such “gold fingers” using ion mobility mass spectrometry and identified the exact gold binding sites.

18 Feb 2017

By measuring the height profile of the sample prior to analysis, mass spectrometry imaging can now visualise the distribution of chemical substances on samples with non-flat surfaces.

30 Jan 2017

SIFT-MS has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.

30 Mar 2016

Scientists from the universities of Oxford and Manchester, UK, have used a mass spectrometry molecular fingerprinting technique to identify one Neanderthal bone from around 2000 tiny bone fragments.