The Bruker MALDI Biotyper has received AOAC International approvals for two Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) in food microbiology; for pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria.
Shimadzu has introduced the new C2MAP-2000 automated pretreatment module for cell culture media analysis. The system shortens the culture media analysis time for up to 95 components in culture supernatants to one sixth of the previous level.
PerkinElmer’s NeoBase 2 MS/MS kit has now obtained CE mark approval and can be used in Europe to analyse dried blood spots for a wide range of metabolic disorders.
Advion, Inc. has reached several major sales milestones for its Compact Mass Spectrometer.
Tony Davies continues his quest to find out what you all need to work more efficiently. You will remember that in the last issue, Tony introduced his survey to discover what developments were needed in spectroscopy by readers. Some of the initial responses are explored, and Tony finds that he has opened a “can of worms”.
SCIEX Diagnostics has formed a joint venture with Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics to produce in vitro diagnostic reagents for the SCIEX Triple Quad™ 4500MD LC-MS/MS system.
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.
Mass spectrometry can provide varied information from fingermarks and is close to use in the UK courts.
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).
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.