Versatile high performance MALDI TOF/TOF capabilities from Shimadzu

15 Dec 2006
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Shimadzu has launched the AXIMA-TOF2™, its new high performance MALDI TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, ideal for a variety of applications from high energy MS/MS of proteomics and other biological samples, to uncompromised analysis of high mass intact proteins.

This robust and reliable system is perfect not only for proteins, but it is also equally capable of analysing and processing polymers, oligonucleotides, SNPs, metabolites, lipids, carbohydrates and small molecules. The versatility of the AXIMA-TOF2 makes it the perfect instrument for a wide range of applications like LC-MALDI based experiments, the recognition of biomarker patterns and functional genomics applications.

Representing the next generation in high energy collision-induced dissociation (CID) MS/MS instrumentation, the AXIMA-TOF2 has outstanding sensitivity to ensure that no MS/MS signal is wasted, maintaining high resolution and mass accuracy across a wide mass range. The AXIMA-TOF2 is supported by Shimadzu's Launchpad™ software package, which gives the instrument the flexibility to adapt to any workflow requirement, from single sample manual acquisition to fully automated data-dependent peptide mass fingerprinting and MS/MS for protein identification.

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