Thermo Fisher Scientific said this week that the Human Nutrition Research unit of the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK, will use the Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap Velos, MALDI LTQ Orbitrap XL, and Exactive mass spectrometer systems for research in metabolomics and lipidomics.

The purchase comes as part of a £2 million ($3.3 million) award that Dietrich Volmer, head of the Bioanalytical Sciences division at HNR, recently received to establish the Cambridge Lipidomics Biomarker Research Initiative.

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