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Imaging mass spectrometer with mass tags

United States Patent

January 29, 2013
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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), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA)
12/ 788,146
May 26, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.