Solvent-free matrix deposition via sublimation offers several advantages over typical spraying methods.
The HTX SubliMATE is a robust and easy to use MALDI matrix deposition system for controlled, reproducible sublimation of the smallest available matrix crystals for sub-micron resolution mass spectrometry imaging.
Controlled Heating – The HTX SubliMATE uses a ceramic heater for consistent and quick heating up to 300 C. These allows for a range of MALDI matrices to be sublimated (ex: CHCA, DAN, DHAP, DHB, NEDC, etc)
Multiple Cooling Options – A universal cooling top allows for cooling with standard or dry ice down to -78 C to produce ultra-small matrix crystals <1 micron in size.
High-Throughput Homogeneous Matrix Deposition – Proprietary Matrix Wafer allows for homogeneous matrix layer coating across a large area (up to 4 slides).
An automated MALDI matrix deposition system offering speed, reproducibility, and the smallest available crystals for sub-micron resolution mass spectrometry imaging.
Custom Vacuum Chamber – The HTX Sublimator features a rectangular vacuum chamber that achieve sublimation conditions extremely quickly to maximise efficiency for imaging MS sample preparation.
Timer Controlled Sublimation Step – Electronic controls and pre-defined matrix deposition protocols ensure sample-to-sample reproducibility and optimum matrix surface quality.
Validated protocols are available for DHB, CHCA, SA, DAN, 9-AA, and Norhamane
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