Several major mass spec vendors took the stage this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, highlighting strong sales of recent instrument launches and sketching out potential future directions for their businesses.
Researchers at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have devised a data-independent acquisition mass spec method that uses ion mobility drift times to improve precursor fragmentation efficiency and, consequently, protein identifications.
The $11 billion in stimulus funding provided earlier this year could be just the first step of a planned major overhaul of how life science research in Japan is funded, changes that include the creation of a Japanese NIH. But some are questioning if the proposals can have a meaningful impact.
According to a study led by researchers at Technical University Munich, the addition of an inexpensive solvent to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry runs could offer a significant improvement in peptide identification by LC-MS/MS.