NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Researchers at New York University's Langone Medica lCenter have developed a mass spec workflow capable of using laser-capture microdissected formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded samples.

Detailed in a paper published this week in Nature Scientific Reports, the work demonstrates for the first time the feasibility of mass spec-based proteomics on FFPE samples as small as several thousand cells, NYU researcher Thomas Wisniewski, senior author on the study, told GenomeWeb.

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