Benchtop Mass Spectrometer Offers Top Performance in a Compact Design
14 Dec 2017
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) has returned to benchtop matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) with the MALDI-8020.
Using innovative design, the MALDI-8020 is designed to achieve performance specifications similar to those of larger, more expensive MALDI-TOF models, but in a significantly smaller footprint.
Load-lock system for rapid sample target introduction and a solid-state laser for fast data acquisition speeds.
Uses linear time of flight, to enable low-level detection of proteins, peptides and polymers, among other analytes.
Accommodates standard laboratory workflows such as peptide mass finger printing for simple protein ID confirmation, in-source decay (ISD) and polymer distribution analysis.
Integrated barcode scanner allows for a seamless workflow.
TrueCleanTM automated UV laser source cleaning and a new ion optic design ensure robust instrument performance to keep the instrument up and running.
Suited for pharmaceutical QC labs as well as academic and industrial labs with limited laboratory space.
MALDI Solutions software offers intuitive, yet secure, operation including security, audit trails and user management, to help meet 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. Additionally, the simple and intuitive user interface makes this an ideal teaching tool.
Mr. Kozo Shimazu, Managing Director of Kratos Analytical (a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation) said: “Kratos Analytical has a long history with MALDI-TOF technology, going back to the 1990s when we released the ‘KOMPACT MALDI’ series of benchtop instruments.
As instruments developed, there was a move toward floor-standing platforms. Recently, however, market demand has prompted the development of a smaller product that is capable of performing rapid screening through the intact analysis of samples.
“The MALDI-8020 represents a return to a benchtop MALDI-TOF system for Kratos and Shimadzu. Technological advances and improved instrument design have allowed us to reduce the size of the MALDI-8020, while at the same time maintain performance levels similar to those of some of our larger MALDI-TOF models.”