Will MALDI-MS Succeed as a Tool for Tissue Imaging? The Jury is Still Out, Researchers Say | GenomeWeb

In proteomics labs, MALDI mass spectrometry has become a household tool for analyzing proteins or peptides in more or less complex samples. But now interest is growing in its use as an imaging tool. Using the laser to directly scan a frozen tissue section, pixel by pixel, researchers can create hundreds of maps from the mass spectra showing the two-dimensional distribution of different proteins.

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