18th ASMS Sanibel Conference

At the 18th ASMS Sanibel Conference on Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Bruker Daltonics announces the release of its new flexImaging 2.0 software solution for acquisition and evaluation of MALDI-TOF and TOF/TOF imaging data.

MALDI imaging of tissue samples with Bruker's novel flexImaging 2.0 allows color-coded visualization of the distribution of biomarkers or absorbed drugs and their major metabolites. The Company's MALDI imaging solutions provide a tool for the direct analysis of biomarker candidates or drug/metabolite distributions in tissue sections.

Integrating multivariate statistical classifications such as PCA or variance ranking, flexImaging 2.0 now provides "Class Imaging" as an extension to the established "Mass Imaging". Class imaging (patent pending) uniquely allows the classification of tissue types, such as mamma carcinoma, and determination of the class membership of comparable tissues/biopsies, e.g., from other individuals or from animals used in drug development.

At the Sanibel conference, Bruker Daltonics also is pre-viewing its novel matrix deposition device, ImagePrep, which is specifically tailored to the requirements of MALDI Imaging. Very promising results from this innovative device (patents pending) will be presented. The ImagePrep is scheduled for formal product launch later in 2007.

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