MALDI analyses are currently conducted on a Bruker Autoflex. This instrument is extremely functional for applications ranging from peptide identification to large polymer analysis. In addition, the Autoflex can perform MALDI imaging: cross sections of tissue, environmental, and fabricated samples can be analyzed to obtain 4D datasets to quantify individual compounds spatially distributed through the sample.
- MS/MS capabilities that can be used in an automated mode to collect MS and MS/MS data.
- Performs MALDI imaging.
- MALDI-TOF instruments provide a low entry barrier for new users.
- Good for high-throughput screening