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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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.
In fact, it has the same sub-femtomol sensitivity and same resolution (>25,000) as our high-performance reflexIV MALDI-TOF system, which owes its superior sensitivity to a completely gridless ion source and patented gridless reflector design.
The benefit of the OmniFLEX MALDI-TOF system over existing products is simplification and outstanding performance in a bench-top format.
Bruker Daltonics also introduced tandem TOF/TOF versions of both its ultraflex III and ultraflex III MALDI-TOF systems.
their leading ultra-high throughput MALDI-TOF systems as a first protein identification assay,