Danish university uses MS platforms

July 6, 2011

Researchers at Aarhus University?s Laboratory for Proteome Analysis and Protein Characterization in Denmark are starting a series of new proteomics discovery projects, using the first AB Sciex TripleTOF 5600 system installed in Denmark as well as the company?s QTRAP 5500 system.

Researchers at Aarhus University’s Laboratory for Proteome Analysis and Protein Characterization in Denmark are starting a series of new proteomics discovery projects, using the first AB Sciex TripleTOF 5600 system installed in Denmark as well as the company’s QTRAP 5500 system. According to the company these mass spectrometry platforms allow targeted quantitative and rapid qualitative analyses of proteins and peptides that may be associated with human conditions, such as malignant cancers.

“We were looking for an instrument with high resolution, mass accuracy and sensitivity for our qualitative needs,” said Kristian W. Sangaard, senior advisor at the laboratory. “By combining the TripleTOF system with the QTRAP 5500 system, we now have a fast, sensitive and robust platform with shared front-end technology and a very high analytical capacity that can be taken all the way from explorative discovery proteomics right up to targeted proteomics analysis.”

The protein chemistry laboratory has previously been involved in biomarker identification projects. The researchers hope to verify the findings from some of these projects and to identify novel biomarkers for early stage development of lung, ovary and prostate cancers.

For more information, please go to www.absciex.com

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