Bruker Daltonics Exhibits Life-Science Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Detection Products and Solution Enhancements
Product News Feb 28, 2007
Bruker Daltonics has added the ImagePrep™ device for high performance automated tissue sample preparation and a ClassImaging™ algorithm to its MALDI Molecular Imager™ solution.
The new RAID™-AFM (Autonomous Facility Monitor) is designed to monitor large buildings and facilities for accidents or attacks involving toxic industrial chemicals or chemical warfare agents.
At Pittcon 2007, Bruker Daltonics has introduced numerous products to further enhance its life-science mass spectrometry solutions and its chemical detection product line:
• The newly-launched apex® -ultra sets a new standard for high-performance FTMS in top-down proteomics and complex mixture analysis. The apex-ultra is now capable of sub-ppm mass accuracy and resolving powers of greater than 900,000 at 7 tesla, or greater than 1,500,000 at 9.4 tesla, for interrogating proteins and protein fragments, as well as complex mixtures of small molecules in metabolomics or petroleomics. The apex®-ultra features the new Nanobay™ console, and runs under Compass™, Bruker Daltonics’ unified software environment for all life science mass spectrometers with GUI and bioinformatics capabilities.
• The new RAID™-AFM (Autonomous Facility Monitor) is designed to monitor large buildings and facilities for accidents or attacks involving toxic industrial chemicals or chemical warfare agents. The RAID-AFM can detect and identify up to 20 chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals with short response times at IDLH (Immediate Danger to Live and Health) levels. It is designed to monitor critical infrastructure and larger buildings on a continuous basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without operator intervention and with minimal annual service requirements.
• Bruker Daltonics has added the ImagePrep™ device for high performance automated tissue sample preparation and a ClassImaging™ algorithm to its MALDI Molecular Imager™ solution. The MALDI Molecular Imager can be used for biomarker detection, tissue classification and pathology research, as well as for imaging the distributions of drugs and metabolites in drug development. The statistical analysis of tissue images enables the concept of ClassImaging (patent applied for), the molecular imaging equivalent of diagnostic multimarker panels.
• The new autoflex III TOF/TOF and ultraflex III TOF/TOF systems are now exhibited for the first time in the US. The autoflex III smartbeam™ system is a compact high-performance MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, while the new top-of-the-line ultraflex III smartbeam™ TOF/TOF combines various features and further pushes the performance envelope for applications like LC-MALDI and MALDI molecular imaging, where scientists require the high sensitivity and speed.