A friendly note to the "all-natural medicine" preachers from the folks at PhenoSwitch: your improvised store herbalist may not be that natural after all. Also, for our French-speaking readers, we wrote a special "version française de ce blog ici".
Better sensitivity, better linearity and better selectivity with the QTRAP 6500+ from SCIEX
Sometimes, we don't need all that power. But sometimes, it takes the very best to get what we are after. We are happy to announce that we can now deliver the very best in sensitivity, linearity and selectivity for your mass spectrometry analyses. Our latest toy, the QTRAP 6500+ from Sciex, is fresh out of the box and ready to rock!
You have more questions about SWATH? Maybe this will help!
We know it. Mass spectrometry is quite complicated. OK, it is very complicated! The different concepts behind the technology is uses and/or the acquisition mode it offers are pretty hard to understand. This is why we chose to write this post to answer some of the questions that we have been asked about SWATH. This post is directly related to our blog post on the SWATH acquisition mode, so make sure you read it before digging into this one!
Why should I use mass spectrometry in my research project?
It is no secret that mass spectrometry can be very intimidating for new users. For a lot of biologists and physicians, MS represents a shadow of a memory, in a distant undergraduate class. We all heard the terms TOF or MALDI-TOF, and remember that it means Time-of-flight and something-something-laser(!)-Time-of-flight, but for the majority of us, that's about it. We think that the mass spectrometer spits out thousands of numbers in a spreadsheet, and that if you are not sitting with the scientists who performed the analysis, you won't be able to get anything meaningful out of this mess. Also, it costs money. A lot of money.
Learn how to optimize your sample preparation technique for mass spectrometry
What do you mean "I cannot just put the sample in the machine.."?
Mass spectrometry is a tricky science. It is incredibly powerful and can bring a lot of added value to most research projects. However, in order to benefit from the full potential of the analysis, one has to be very careful during the sample preparation stage of the experiment. Because no, you cannot just put the sample in the machine in any way! Such a sophisticated machine needs that your sample is prepared the right way, with the right tools and the right techniques. Only then will you get meaningful results. And because we are all about helping people, we will share our secrets to you. So, here are some tips for sample preparation for mass spectrometry!
Proteomics services : what should a good proteomics data report look like?
Science goes fast, so should you!
Modern science tends to make good use of major advances in technology. The ever increasing number of “omics” studies in high impact factor journals supports this claim. It also shows that, when used to their full potential, the massive data derived from those experiments can help to unravel trends that would have been impossible to observe with classic molecular biology experiments alone.