The Finnigan vMALDI Ion Source system provides fast, automated MS and Data Dependent MS/MS analysis of digested protein mixtures in a single, rapid experiment. While LC/MS analysis times are typically 30 to 60 minutes, using the Finnigan LTQ with the vMALDI ion source generally requires less than a minute per sample enabling high throughput protein identification.
The Finnigan vMALDI Ion Source
Thermo's new Finnigan vMALDI ion source option for the Finnigan LTQ mass spectrometer creates a revolutionary new option for high throughput protein identification. This integrated system combines the speed of MALDI with the sensitivity of the Finnigan LTQ to create SEQUEST-searchable MS/MS spectra for confident protein assignments.
Finnigan vMALDI Features
The Finnigan vMALDI features the following components: