Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies, and MDS Analytical Technologies introduced the AB SCIEX TOF/TOF 5800 System, a MALDI-based mass spectrometer to help researchers in biomarker discovery and disease research in a clinical setting.
The AB SCIEX 5800 System represents an advancement in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight technology, which works by ionizing complex biological samples and identifying the individual protein components by their molecular weight. Researchers can identify up to 30% more proteins at a rate that is 10 times faster than any other MALDI system on the market, according to the companies. This system can be combined with a new processing software application, ProteinPilot 3.0 for a proteomics research workflow.
Published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 12, No. 5, May, 2009, p.9.
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