Recent Patents of Interest in Proteomics
US Patent No. 7,928,367. Methods of preparing samples for MALDI mass spectrometry and reagent compositions for the same. Inventors: Hiroshi Hirota, Miwako Asanuma, Seketsu Fukuzawa, Shigeyuki Yokoyama. Assignee: Riken.
Covers a method of preparing samples for MALDI mass spec by co-crystallizing an analyte and matrix molecule in the presence of porous microparticles in order to inhibit ion suppression by impurities like inorganic salts and surfactants.