Information on the spatial distribution of molecular species in biological tissues, plants, and even industrial materials as provided by MALDI imaging opens unique views on a myriad of research pathways. The autoflex maX systems enable the imaging of a broad array of molecules, ranging from rather small molecules (e.g., lipids), up to intact proteins of 20 kDa or more. Fast data acquisition rates permit the collections of thousands of data points in a realistic laboratory time scale, and the enhanced dynamic range of detection of the autoflex maX offers a true advantage in the analysis of highly complex samples such as biological tissues.
With such a wealth of data, analysis for both targeted and discovery workflows requires powerful software to maximize its utility. Our market-leading SCiLS Lab software is a comprehensive toolbox for detailed analysis of MS imaging data and combines with autoflex maX as a robust and reliable MALDI imaging team.
MALDI Imaging analysis of lipids in rat testis tissue. (Click to enlarge.)