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.

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