Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging and REIMS Research System with iKnife Sampling Receive Analytical Scientist Magazine Innovation Awards
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Using Waters REIMS Research System with iKnife Sampling, researchers can quickly and easily differentiate samples from one another and confidently identify differentiating features, allowing greater insight into the chemical and biological systems under investigation. With this system, direct, rapid heating of the samples leads to the formation of vapor that is rich in sample-specific chemical information. The vapor is taken directly into the mass spectrometer where the molecules are analyzed by time-of-flight mass spectrometry. (Photo: Business Wire)
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An independent panel of judges awarded top honors to the two new mass spectrometry-based systems, both of which were introduced in 2015.
The Waters Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging System
The first such system to combine three technologies: matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) imaging, desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) imaging and ion mobility, the Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging System delivers multi-layered, information-rich data from a single sample. Providing more comprehensive, detailed information than from any one imaging technique alone, the Full Spectrum Molecular Imaging System extracts the maximum amount of information from a minimal amount of sample, and allows research scientists to definitively and objectively interpret molecular distribution information.
“It has the potential to make imaging techniques truly useful,” one reviewer wrote.
Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry™ (REIMS™) Research System with iKnife™ Sampling
Combining direct-from-sample ionization with high performance time-of-flight mass spectrometry and powerful, intuitive analytics, the Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry™ (REIMS™) Research System with iKnife™ Sampling provides food, microbiology and tissue researchers with near-instantaneous data acquisition.
Removing the need for sample preparation and chromatographic separation, the system has the potential to make a huge impact on the time and money required to analyze large numbers of samples by mass spectrometry. When combined with multivariate statistical analysis, research scientists can quickly and easily differentiate samples from one another and confidently identify the differentiating features, allowing greater insight into chemical and biological systems.
One judge wrote, “This is a potential game-changer in terms of real-time sampling and practical analysis.”
Waters products have been recognized by The Analytical Scientist magazine for innovation before. In 2013, the inaugural year of the award competition, the Waters®ACQUITY® QDa® Detector ranked among the innovation winners.
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