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Imaging mass spectrometer with mass tags

United States Patent

7,728,287
June 1, 2010
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A method of analyzing biological material by exposing the biological material to a recognition element, that is coupled to a mass tag element, directing an ion beam of a mass spectrometer to the biological material, interrogating at least one region of interest area from the biological material and producing data, and distributing the data in plots.
Felton; James S. (Danville, CA), Wu; Kuang Jen J. (Cupertino, CA), Knize; Mark G. (Tracy, CA), Kulp; Kristen S. (Livermore, CA), Gray; Joe W. (San Francisco, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 713,519
20080210857
March 1, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.