Sunday 9 February 2014

Mass spectrometry imaging used for tissue analysis

Scientists from Imperial College London (ICL) have developed a method that uses mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) to analyse biological samples based on their chemical makeup.

The MSI technique uses technologies that reveal how hundreds or thousands of chemical components are distributed in a tissue sample.

Until now there has not been a formula to apply this technology to identify tissue types, but the ICL researchers have this week outlined a method for processing MSI data and building a database of tissue types.

For further details see Laboratory Talk

Posted by Tim Sandle

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