20 November 2023
In this video, Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces the MasSpec Pen™ platform, a handheld mass spectrometry device designed for the rapid and non-destructive diagnosis of human cancer tissues. The device allows for controlled and automated delivery of a discrete water droplet to a tissue surface, facilitating efficient extraction of biomolecules. These extracted biomolecules are then delivered to a mass spectrometer for molecular analysis. The results presented in the video suggest that the MasSpec Pen has the potential to be utilized as a clinical and intra-operative tool for both ex vivo and in vivo cancer diagnosis.