Buoyed by increased researcher interest and new vendor offerings, imaging mass spectrometry is approaching a "tipping point," Vanderbilt researcher Richard Caprioli told ProteoMonitor this week.

One of the leaders in the field, Caprioli said that improvements in instrumentation and workflows are making the technique more accessible to non-experts, with particularly strong interest coming from pharmaceutical firms and the histology and pathology areas.

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