Proteomics portals seem to be sprouting like mushrooms after a Louisiana rain. Here’s one, ProteinScience.com, with fairly standard, but overall useful, content. It’s also easy to navigate, which rates high in my book. The ‘Patents’ page saves the trouble of IP surfing at the Delphion site. I also like the Proteomicsurf site, especially since it has an MS link, but the background gives me vertigo.
The Siemens Advance Quantra FT-MS may look like a mini-fridge, but it’s a 1T permanent magnet FTMS. Yes, it only does EI, but it does it at 20,000 mass resolution.
The first Pittcon salvo, the AccuTOF Mass Spectrometer from JEOL:
“The AccuTOF is the first mass spectrometer to enable accurate mass measurement of components at both low and high concentrations. Until now, scientists were limited to working with only a narrow concentration range to obtain an accurate mass measurement. The AccuTOF revolutionizes mass spectrometry with a dynamic range that expands the applications for qualitative and quantitative analysis in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological sectors. The AccuTOF completely changes the way mass spectrometry has traditionally been applied to liquid chromatography.”
GNOME (open source) software for mass spectrometric data analysis of a variety of polymers : polyXmass.
I added proteomics and genomics stories to the newsfeed. This picks up MS stories that don’t explicitly mention MS, for example this recent article about SEQUENOM and SNP assays.
A pentaquadrupole mass spectrometer (QqQqQ) with photo.
I uploaded my old Simion 4.0 DOS disks and they are now linked.