About Mass Spectrometry Imaging(MSI)

↑ This is a Mass Spectrometric Imaging (MSI) explanation video by Dr. Shuichi Shimma (CTO) of Million

MSI is a method for obtaining the distribution information by pre-treating thinly cutting sample surfaces and ionizing components which present on the sample surface.

↑ Imaging mass spectrometry microscopes (Shimadzu Corporation, iMScope TRIO) used by Miruion

The most important process in MSI is sample pretreatment. A lot of know-how is required for sample pretreatment depending on the nature of the samples. Dr. Shuichi Shimma (CTO) of Million Co., Ltd. (Bio-venture from Osaka University) has a wealth of know-how regarding MSI pretreatment by thousands of examples of various MSI pretreatments over the last 15 year. Therefore, it is possible to visualize the components by performing the optimum pretreatment according to the properties of the sample, even for samples that are difficult to analyze elsewhere.

※Consultation is required for proteins and macromolecules (molecular weight 3000~)

↑State of sample pretreatment

We will provide the know-how of MSI pretreatment and analysis as a “total solution” for promoting the spread of MSI. In addition, we will aim to make a significant contribution to society by easily and accurately analyzing the distribution of various components in fields such as drug discovery / material development / food analysis.

Please contact us if you are interested in our mass spectrometry imaging technology.

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