MALDI-TOF system

MALDI-TOF system

Matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometer system. A system used to determine the molecular weight of biopolymers, ranging from 100s to 300,000 daltons at picomolar to femtomolar levels.

The MALDI-TOF system’s development was made possible by advances in detectors, fast digitisation circuitry, microprocessors, pulsed lasers and vacuum crystallisation.
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This contract concerns the delivery, installation, commissioning, maintenance and technical validation of a maldi-tof system consisting of a mass spectrometer, a tof analyzer, software, hardware and access to databases that enable reliable and rapid identification of bacteria and yeasts.
Using linear time of flight, this compact MALDI-TOF system is said to enable low-level detection of proteins, peptides and polymers, among other analytes.
The recently introduced rapifleX MALDI-TOF system has set new standards for speed and pixel fidelity for protein imaging and molecular histology research, while the solariX XR FTMS system successfully merged MALDI small molecule imaging with Isotopic Fine Structure analysis for undisputable molecular formula specificity.
Comparison of the Vitek[R] 2 System and the MALDI-ToF System to 16s ribosomal RNA sequencing Gram-Positive cocci Vitek[R] 2 (1) Incorrect Organism (n) Species Genus No ID ID S.
This contract involves: Basic Contract (fixed part): delivery, installation, maintenance and technical validation of a Maldi-TOF system consists of a mass spectrometer, a TOF analyzer, software, hardware, middleware and database access to a reliable and rapid identification of bacteria, yeast, fungi (and mycobacteria) possible.
While the first commercially available MALDI-TOF system was launched in 1988, the first study for use of MALDI-TOF MS for bacterial identification took place in 1996.
Introduced in 2002 by Shimadzu's Kratos division, the AXIMA-QIT, which is configured as a tandem MALDI-TOF system, was the first IT-TOF system to have a major impact on the MS market.
a Bruker Daltonics microflex[TM] high-performance bench-top MALDI-TOF system equipped with the advanced MALDI BioTyper[TM] microorganism identification solution,
In May, Applied Biosystems rolled out the 4800 tandem MALDI-TOF system, which has an expanded dynamic range and 10 times the sensitivity of the 4700 system, which it replaces.
Matritech and Bruker Daltonics are developing an automated MALDI-TOF system for Matritech's proteomics-based cancer tests .
It is into this highly competitive market that Bruker Daltonics introduces its OmniFLEX MALDI-TOF system.