Prosolia introduced a new advanced Omni Spray Ion Source model based on the Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source has an automated surface platform, which enables rapid sampling and surface imaging. The platform can handle samples up to 76mm by 114mm, the size of a standard 96-well micro-titer plate.
The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source achieves a step resolution down to 50?m, and has an open access sample stage that fits up to three standard Omni Slides or an Omni Slide–96. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source allows for angle adjustment of the DESI spray head without changing other geometrical parameters for quick optimization. The 2-D Ion Source is software controlled with an intuitive graphical user interface. The Omni Spray 2-D Ion Source allows for rapid turnaround when switching to another ion source, according to the company.
The 2-D Source includes the ability to perform surface imaging experiments at atmospheric pressure, such as the direct analysis of tissue samples or even thin layer chromatography (TLC) plates.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 1, January, 2009, p.11.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery