Benchtop Linear MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer

Sample target solutions

Compatible with the FlexiMass™ series of microscope slide‒format sample targets, these slides provide researchers with options depending on their experimental workflow. The individually barcoded, single‒use FlexiMass™‒DS slides provide a convenient solution for more routine or defined workflows. Ready‒to‒use, these disposable targets eliminate the need for cleaning and the risk of carryover. Alternatively, the reusable stainless steel FlexiMass™‒SR sample targets provide a cost‒effective, longer‒term solution to sample preparation.

Barcode reader  

The integrated barcode reader (patented) in the MALDI‒8020 automatically scans the slide barcode during sample introduction. The LED on the front panel indicates when the barcode has been successfully read.

TrueClean™ automated source cleaning  

TTo maintain instrument performance over time, the MALDI‒8020 features wide‒bore ion optics ‒ a feature used on our existing MALDI‒ TOF products ‒ which minimize the risk of source contamination over time, providing a robust platform. To maximize uptime, the system is equipped with TrueClean ‒ an automated, rapid (<10 min) UV laser‒ based source cleaning which can be used to clean the extraction electrode in‒situ without breaking instrument vacuum.

Polymer analysis: polycarbonate from a CD (green spectrum) and polycarbonate standard (orange spectrum). Inset: expanded view of the highlighted region.

Analysis of chlorhexidine gluconate in mouthwash solution. Sample was prepared with MALDI matrix without any clean‒up or dilution. Inset: expanded view showing peak at 505.2 m /z.

Facilitates 21 CFR Part 11 compliance  

Operating under the control of MALDI Solutions™ software, the software features a centralized, secure Microsoft® SQL database which can be used to store everything from sample lists and acquisition Parameter Sets to acquired MALDI data. The system is managed by an Administrator and customizable user profiles provide control over access to the database and operation of the instrument. Along with a full audit trail, the software provides the tools to help achieve 21 CFR part 11 regulatory compliance.

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