History and Development of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Video   Mar 17, 2015

 

This presentation will trace the continuing development of mass spectral techniques from a research tool to a frontline diagnostic platform for clinical microbiology. In Europe nearly every major hospital now utilises MALDI-MS for rapid identification of pathogens; both from agar plates and directly from blood cultures. The technique is increasingly being used for detecting antimicrobial resistance; these approaches are diversifying and being undertaken both by single and tandem MS/MS approaches. This long arduous route (from 1998) has paved the way for in-depth proteomic analysis of microbial pathogens using tandem mass spectrometry techniques. The current challenge is to develop these latter approaches, which are largely research tools, into a format that can be used in clinical laboratories. An attempt will be made show the potential public health impact of the new generation of mass spectrometers that have the power to harness the power of the proteome and convert them sound new applications.

 
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

New Tools, New Possibilities - 3D Printing for Lab-on-a-Chip

Video

Greg Nordin describes a breakthrough new method of making lab-on-a-chip devices by 3D printing.

WATCH NOW

Here’s What We Learned From 83,000 Brain Scans

Video

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans.

WATCH NOW

Company Incorporates Pregnancy Test into Magazine Advert

Video

Mercene Labs has developed a very large pregnancy test integrated in a printed advertisement for IKEA. The finished ad appeared in the Swedish women’s magazine Amelia.

WATCH NOW

 

Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Diagnostics

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE

We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy