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Shimadzu Corporation. (6/10/13). "Press Release: MALDI-7090 – a New MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer Combining High Througput, High Resolution and High-Energy MALDI Tandem MS".

Organisations Organisation Kratos Analytical Ltd.
  Group Shimadzu (Group)
  Organisation 2 University of Tokyo
Products Product MALDI-7090™ MALDI TOF-TOF mass spectrometer (Shimadzu)
  Product 2 MALDI Solutions™ software (Shimadzu)
Index term Index term Univ Tokyo–Shimadzu: mass spectrometer, 201306 supply MALDI-7090 MALDI TOF-TOF system used by RCAST of Univ Tokyo
Persons Person Montgomery, Helen (Shimadzu 201306 Kratos Analytical Ltd)
  Person 2 Allmaier, Günter (Vienna University of Techology 201104 Professor)
     


Shimadzu introduces the new MALDI-7090TM MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer targeted for proteomics and tissue imaging research. The combination of Shimadzu's extensive MALDI-TOF-TOF expertise with novel patented technology provides the MALDI-7090 with ultimate capabilities for identification and structural characterisation of biomolecules.

Innovative technology incorporated into the MALDI-7090 such as ASDFTM- Axial Spatial Distribution Focussing, delivers market leading high resolution MALDI MS/MS for accurate compound characterisation. This, in combination with proprietary solid state laser technology , true 2 kHz acquisition speed in all modes (MS and MS/MS) , an integrated 10-plate loader and newly designed MALDI SolutionsTM software, sets a new benchmark in MALDI TOF-TOF design.

Assistant professor Takeshi Kawamura from RCAST, University of Tokyo commented "The 2kHz laser speed and high MS/MS resolution in the MALDI-7090 has accelerated our research in proteomics analysis for protein complex and histone modification using LC-MALDI"

Furthermore, the 20keV high energy CID capability of the MALDI-7090 efficiently produces additional fragment ions to further enhance characterisation. When commenting on the value of high-energy CID and high resolution MS/MS capabilities of the MALDI-7090, Professor Guenter Allmaier from the Technical University of Vienna said "High-energy CID is the only way to locate double bonds in compounds containing fatty acids without any derivatization - e.g. of triglycerides in plant oils used as food or corcins (color responsible structures) isolated in saffron . Data interpretation for structure elucidation of such high-energy CID spectra without isotopic resolved fragment ions is very hard to achieve."

Comprising a powerful range of tools for method development, acquisition, data processing and interpretation, MALDI Solutions software allows automatic and manual control of the MALDI-7090 and has been designed to provide a flexible platform in the hands of both novice and expert users. Targeted software modules within MALDI Solutions address a wide variety of research applications such as proteomics and tissue imaging amongst others.

Commenting on the launch of the MALDI-7090 Mr Kozo Shimazu, Managing director of Kratos Analytical wholly owned subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, stated "We are very proud to announce the release of the MALDI-7090 at ASMS 2013. This newly designed MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer broadens the Shimadzu MALDI product portfolio into the high performance high-throughput research field. The MALDI-7090 is the perfect complement to our AXIMA range of MALDI TOF and MALDI-QIT TOF instruments which already provide MS, MS/MS and MSn capabilities. The MALDI-7090 offers ultimate sample throughput with high energy CID and high resolution MS/MS. This introduction forms an integral part of Shimadzu's comprehensive mass spectrometry range of LCMS, GCMS and MALDI TOF Mass Spectrometers.


For further information please contact:
Dr Helen Montgomery,
Shimadzu /Kratos Analytical Ltd
Wharfside,
Trafford Wharf road,
Manchester, M17 1GP
UK
Email: media@kratos.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 888 4400

For more details, visit
MALDI-7090TM MALDI TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometer
[
http://www.shimadzu.com/an/lifescience/maldi/maldi7090.html ]

   
Record changed: 2019-06-09

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