Automated MALDI sample preparation has become feasible with the MAP II™ series of robot systems - including the most common sample cleanup steps, e.g. on-target washing or purification with Millipore ZipTips™. MAP II is available as one-channel and 8-channel liquid handler.
MAP II and MAP II/8 use disposable tips for a minimum of cross contamination. Samples can be placed in capped vials or in microtiter plates; all standard microtiter plate formats are supported and can be reproduced 1:1 onto the scout MTP™ MALDI target.
One single sample spreadsheet contains all information necessary for automated sample preparation, measurement and analysis. This spreadsheet links together MAP Control and the FLEX III MALDI-TOF acquisition control module AutoXecute™, guiding the path from sample purification to a successful protein identification.