Microbial identification by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry has made the leap from bench to bedside in just a decade
Articles in the December 2017 special issue of SLAS Discovery present a snapshot of innovation in the MALDI application space as it stands today
Where DNA fingerprinting has been used for many years in forensics, proteomics represents a new frontier in forensic science
MALDI imaging is a powerful mass spectrometry technique available with JEOL’s MALDI Imaging SpiralTOF
Infectious diseases remain deadly. In fact, the World Health Organization’s top-ten list of global causes of death includes two examples: lower respiratory infections and HIV. The list stretches much further, to long-standing culprits—including malaria and tuberculosis— and newer perpetrators—including Ebola and
mad cow disease. For public health measures in general and for treating individual patients, clinical microbiologists need fast and effective methods of microbial identification.