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.
1C shows the resolution of the MALDI-TOF system
in the mass range of 4800-4900 Da.
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.
Shimadzu launched the AximaTO[F.sup.2], a tandem MALDI-TOF system
. Although Shimadzu's Kratos Analytical group also developed this addition to the Axima line, the system is being formally launched through Shimadzu
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.