Autof ms1000 MALDI - TOF

The Autof ms1000 is a Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation–Time of Flight mass spectrometry microbial identification system. MALDI’s purpose is to fire a laser on to the co-crystallisation film formed by the target plate samples and matrix. The matrix absorbs energy from the laser and transmits it to the sample, heating up and vaporising a small quantity of matrix and sample. The process of ionisation is when the target molecules receive or donate protons, making them charged ions. The TOF principle is to accelerate the ions under a uniform electric field, meaning the differences in acceleration are based on the different masses of the ions (they all carry the same charge), and then to plot them on a graph with mass to charge ratio (m/z) on the x-axis and relative abundance or intensity on the y axis.
Library of >888 genera; >4226 species; >14125 strains
Dimensions (H x L x W): 1280 x 705 x 450 mm
Target plate has area for 96 samples, which would take approximately 17 minutes to analyse
Cleaning free ion source, eliminating the need for manual cleaning or cleaning with the laser beam
One piece of software for both target analysis and scoring
Cloud based database which can be accessed from anywhere
Data Input/Output:  Via connection to PC software
Weight:  101 Kg (excluding data system and pump)
Dimensions (H x L x W):  1280 x 705 x 450 mm
Ventilation Space Required: 340 mm rear, 490 mm top, 220 mm both sides
Linear flight tube of 1.05 m drift length
337 nm nitrogen laser, fixed focus
Maximum pulse rate:  60 Hz
Mass Range:  1–500 KDa
Input Voltage:  100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz, 290 VA
Operating Temperature:  10-30 °C
Humidity:  Less than 70% non-condensing

Autobio Autof ms1000 MALDI TOF, Mass Spectrometry

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