Member since: 2017
Organization: UT Arlington
Fast and reliable method for microorganism identification
Application Area: Microbial identification
"The AXIMA Confidence Linear/Reflectron MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer is able to be used for conventional proteomics and analysis of bio molecules, but another application is through the use of microbial identification. With high sensitivity, performance and robustness, it is excellent for routine analyses. The software is user-friendly, with a common user being able to perform experiments within a few weeks of training. For microbial identification, MALDI-TOF MS has proven to be a significant alternative to traditional methods of identification. This stems from the ease of use, minimal sample preparation, and it's time- and cost-efficiency. These results and identifications are reproducible and comparable to the traditional methods. This specific model has worked well in a lab of a few student users for groundwater analyses."
An affordable, robust option for routine sample analysis performed manually or automatically, the AXIMA Confidence offers reliable mass information and MS/MS-derived structural detail. A linear mode enables outstanding levels of analysis of high-molecular weight samples while the reflectron mode, incorporating the patented curved-field reflectron, provides high resolution and mass accuracy.
Like all AXIMA MALDI-TOF systems, the AXIMA Confidence can be fully integrated with robotic sample preparation devices, including the AccuSpot MALDI plate spotter and CHIP chemical printer, to create application-specific platforms. Integration with the CHIP creates a powerful platform for tissue imaging, while using an AXIMA instrument with a Prominence GPC system and AccuSpot results in a fully automated platform for polymer analysis that delivers quick, detailed analysis of ultra-trace substances.