Microsaic’s MiD ProteinID has been designed for real-time protein characterisation at the point-of-need. It is a small footprint mass spectrometer and the mass range has been increased to 50–3200 m/z to meet the requirements of biopharma. The instrument has “plug and play” consumables, integrated software designed for rapid setup and data analysis. A remote operating software module allows integration with third-party equipment. Maintenance costs are low with a completely tool-free front end, as are operating costs due to reduced power and N2 consumption.