When assessing a burn patient, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time required for re-epithelialisation. Another, possibly more accurate way to classify burn severity has been developed through analysing the proteome of blister fluid by mass spectrometry.
Researchers have developed a new mass spectrometry technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases.
Markes International’s success in exporting scientific instrumentation has been rewarded with an accolade from the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).
New database enables the rapid screening and identification of drugs by Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART®) mass spectrometry.
Waters and Restek have entered into a co-marketing agreement to give food safety laboratories access to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation and consumables for pesticide residue GC-MS analyses.
As well as being inedible, LC-MS analysis has shown that 3000+ year-old cheese was contaminated with the bacterium that causes brucellosis.
Isotope ratio MS has shown that whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, roam less than previously thought. This greater understanding of their habits is important for their conservation.
Waters acquires exclusive rights to desorption electrospray ionisation (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF.
Direct infusion mass spectrometry has been used to distinguish between authenticated and forged manuscripts attributed to Scottish poet Robert Burns
Generally, only the behaviour of a single excitation and its consequences are investigated in 2D spectroscopy, but new techniques are being developed using two excitations.
Applications for this prestigious award are invited by 30 November 2018.
An LC-MS/MS method for food allergen testing has received First Action Official Method classification from AOAC International.
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.
Advion, Inc. has reached several major sales milestones for its Compact Mass Spectrometer.
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.
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.