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Laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) for atmospheric pressure, In vivo, and imaging mass spectrometry

United States Patent

November 29, 2011
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The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation (LA) with electrospray ionization (ESI).
Vertes; Akos (Reston, VA), Nemes; Peter (Silver Spring, MD)
The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
12/ 176,324
July 18, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST The U.S. Government has an interest in this invention by virtue of a grant from the National Science Foundation (Grant #s 0415521 and 0719232) and a grant from the Department of Energy (Grant # DEFG02-01ER15129).