NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – While widespread clinical implementation likely remains some ways off, MALDI imaging technology and workflows have advanced to the point where they can feasibly be used for pathology applications, suggested a leading researcher in the field.

Until recently, "the pieces weren't all in place on the mass spec side," said Richard Drake, director of the Medical University of South Carolina Proteomics Center, where he has been working to apply imaging mass spec to glycoprotein cancer biomarkers.

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