MS Technologies Combine for Enhanced Imaging
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Based on the Waters SYNAPT G2-Si mass spectrometer, the system allows scientists toaccessenhanced matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) and desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) with ion mobility separation (IMS) in a single mass spectrometry platform. The imaging capabilities of this new system enable research laboratories to pinpoint with greaterspecificity the distribution of large and small molecules within tissue samples. Information derived from imaging experiments can greatly benefit cancer, cardiovascular and neuro-degenerativeresearch by measuring the distribution of molecules in cells and tissues. MS imaging also allows researchers to identify different tissue types based on their molecular composition. The system gives cell biologists, biochemists, clinical researchers and analytical scientists the tools they need to obtain the maximum amount of information to advance research into human health. The combination of mass spectrometry technologies delivers a level of detail and molecular information beyond that of any individual imaging technique.