MALDI-8020 - Benchtop MALDI-TOF: Rookie of the Year!

Small size. Massive impact.

Linear MALDI-TOF instruments have traditionally been regarded as low performance instruments, capable of only average mass determination with low resolution. The MALDI-8020 breaks that perception. Innovative instrument design and technological advances have allowed the size of the instrument to be reduced whilst being able to maintain the performance specifications of the equivalent larger floor-standing Axima model.  

Application News No. B69

Protein Sequence Analysis by In-Source Decay Using a Benchtop MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer

Application News No. B74

Detection of High-mass Proteins Using a Benchtop MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer

Use of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and machine

Learning to detect the adulteration of extra virgin olive oils.

Key features

  • Compact benchtop design
  • 200 Hz solid-state laser for faster data acquisition
  • Rapid sample introduction through the use of a load-lock system
  • Low maintenance (oil-free vacuum system, UV laser-based source cleaning)
  • Internal barcode reader compatible with the barcoded FlexiMass™-DS sample slides
  • Quiet operation (<55 dB)


With the release of the MALDI-8020, Shimadzu are able to offer an affordable, easy-to-use, benchtop MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer designed to meet current market demands for routine MALDI workflows.

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