rapifleX® MALDI Tissuetyper®

 

The rapifleX® MALDI Tissuetyper® re-defines the key performance measures for MALDI Imaging
 

Speed – Robustness – Definition | Designed for MALDI Imaging

  • Laser and ion source designed for MALDI tissue typing
  • Novel ion source design for robust day-to-day operation

rapifleX® MALDI Tissuetyper®

RAPIFLEX TISSUETYPER

Smartbeam 3D laser enabling MALDI Imaging at highest speed and fidelity

Speed

Up to 40 true pixels / second for faster and better images.

Definition

smartbeam 3D laser for better sensitivity, True Pixel MALDI Imaging and pixel-to-pixel reproducibility.

Robustness

Novel ion source design for increased robustness and maximized uptime.

Ease of use

With the new ease-of-use workflow, MALDI Imaging becomes a de-skilled routine application. Employing IntelliSlides® supporting automation features and fleXmatrix® for higher throughput.

Important Features to Consider

Laser and ion source designed for MALDI tissue typing

During the image acquisition the sample stage moves continually to achieve high pixel rates. The unique smartbeam 3D laser fires at a repetition rate of up to 10 kHz.

The smartbeam 3D laser features a laser diameter of 5 µm, enabling MALDI Imaging of tissue at 20 µm spatial resolution. As illustrated in the video, the laser can move independently from the sample stage to scan the full area of each pixel. This produces truly square pixels which utilizes the total available sample area for maximum sensitivity and pixel-to-pixel reproducibility.

Smartbeam laser movement

Integrated software solutions

  • flexImaging dedicated molecular histology software controls data acquisition, data visualization, annotation and integration of virtual microscopic slides
  • SCiLS™ Lab is the dedicated software for statistical analysis. From individual imaging datasets to complete clinical biomarker studies, it features univariate and multivariate methods to mine the data and to find relevant information

Benefits

Novel ion source design for robust day-to-day operation

  • Extends uptime between cleaning by orders of magnitude
  • Easy access to self-aligning ion lenses when cleaning is in fact needed. No tools are needed to extract the whole first lens package which then can be rinsed with Ethanol, dried and re-inserted

Leading Software for MALDI tissue typing

flexImaging allows to set up and analyze individual datasets

    • Further improved automation
    • Wizard driven user-friendly set up of new experiments
    • True 64-bit application allows efficient handling of megapixel datasets
    • Direct access to single mass spectra
    • Batch acquisition
    • Co-register and super-impose virtual microscopic slides at full resolution for detailed histological annotation
    MALDI Imaging data overlaid with virtual microscopic slide in flexImaging

    SCiLS™ Lab

    Integrating with SCiLS™ Lab Pro for statistical analysis allows automatic assignment of tissue classes.

    With the unparalleled speed of the rapifleX®, 3D MALDI Tissuetyper® studies are within reach. The SCiLS™ Lab Premium 3D option allows the reconstruction, visualization, and statistical analysis of 3D Imaging datasets.

      Distribution of three distinct m/z values in a 3D reconstruction of 49 sagittal mouse brain sections containing a non-metastasizing cerebellar tumor with SCiLS™ Lab.

      Applications

      Tissue typing – A clinical discovery workflow

      The speed of the rapifleX® Tissuetyper® allows for fast acquisition of images and SCiLS™ Lab solution seamlessly allows for classification of the data sets, enabling tissue typing at minimal time. Tissue micro arrays can be analyzed very rapidly. The soft smartbeam 3D laser effectively ionizes the analytes but does not harm the tissue, in fact histological staining is possible after the acquisition of the MALDI data set.

      The combination of the mass spectrometric, molecular information with the histology of the analyzed tissue yields information-rich data sets, resulting in deeper understanding of the spatial distribution of molecules linked to the observed biology. The image displays a typical workflow, and also shows some statistical features of the SCiLS™ Lab solution

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