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New Products: Mass Spec Imaging from Protea and More

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Protea Biosciences this week introduced its Mass Spec Imaging Center, a dedicated facility for mass spec-based imaging projects featuring instrumentation including the company's LAESI DP-1000 system.

The center specializes in distribution profiling of biomolecules in tissues, biofilms, and living populations including cell cultures, bacteria, and fungal colonies, the company said.


Nonlinear Dynamics has introduced a new application, Progenesis ClearSpec, as part of its Progenesis LC-MS software package.

The application deisotopes and charge deconvolutes thousands of high-resolution MS/MS spectra in seconds to aid in analysis of MS/MS data, the company said.


Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced its MYECL imager for capture and analysis of protein and nucleic acid gels and western blots.

The imager uses charge-coupled device camera technology to double the sensitivity of conventional X-ray film and improve the dynamic range 10-fold, the company said.

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