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MALDI mass spectrometry

Under the agreement, MRM Proteomics has granted Biodesix rights to use its iMALDI mass spectrometry technologies to develop blood-based tests for lung cancer.

The new version of the mass spectrometry-based system adds 144 microbial species to its database and includes new tools for sample preparation.

With the exception of Thermo Fisher Scientific, which released three new instruments, vendors focused mainly on expanded applications of existing platforms.

The firms will work to implement MALDI PharmaPulse high-throughput mass spec instrumentation at AMRI's Integrated Drug Discovery Center.

Certain alleles at two SNP sites in TP53 coincided with decreased colorectal cancer risk or an earlier time of disease onset in a study of almost 300 Taiwanese individuals with Lynch syndrome.

The mass spectrometry services and instrument firm is working with a Yale pathologist to develop proteomic tests for solid tumors.

Unlike MALDI-based microbial ID efforts from companies like Bruker and BioMérieux, the SimulTOF effort is focused not on clinical work but rather research uses.

Conference attendees discussed the growing number of MALDI-TOF applications while recognizing that LDT regulation poses a particular threat to mass spec-based tests.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute has awarded Labcyte $1 million to create a process for detecting cancer-associated proteins in samples, the company announced today.

Scientists from the University of Victoria, SISCAPA Assay Technologies, and Bruker have demonstrated the use of MALDI mass spectrometry for quantifying levels of the putative prostate cancer marker protein C inhibitor in clinical samples.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.