MALDI Imaging is a powerful mass spectrometry tool for mapping the distribution of molecules from a thin sample, ranging from small metabolites to large proteins, without molecular tags or labels.
A single MALDI imaging measurement produces up to several thousands of distribution maps, or ion images, to reveal greater insight and understanding of molecular makeup and regional heterogeneity.
- Label-free mapping of many analytes, metabolites and proteins
- Image hundreds to thousands of compounds
- Probe the molecular heterogeneity of samples
- Identify regionally specific molecular differences
- Seamless integration with microscopy or histology
Whether your research is focused on plant metabolomics, biochemistry of cellular processes, biomarkers of disease development or treatment, or microbial interactions, MALDI imaging can deliver new insight to your work. Key to this is the ability to integrate MALDI imaging with other imaging modalities you may already be using, such as fluorescence microscopy or histology.
Bruker pioneered this capability in 2005 by allowing the importation and registration of other images into the MALDI imaging dataset with full visual overlay.