Current proteomics instrumentation is perhaps best analogized to the automobiles of 80 years ago, Bruno Domon, head of the Luxembourg Clinical Proteomics Center, told ProteoMonitor this week, describing efforts afoot within the field to simplify and make more accessible the tools of the trade.

"If you look at the car industry in Europe in the 1930s, basically, these were very expensive machines that were reserved for an elite and required experts for maintenance and driving," he said.

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