The Campus Mass Spectrometry Facilities (CMSF) under the Office of Research is proud to announce the acquisition of our newest mass spectrometer, a Bruker UltraFlextreme MALDI TOF/TOF. This instrument is the result of a NIH SIG award, and it is now installed in our Hutchison facility. It is extremely easy to use and is available to the UC Davis research community as an open-access instrument or on a per-sample basis.
It’s currently being used to measure the following types of molecules:
- Peptides & glycopeptides
- Proteins (up to 500 KDa)
- RNA/DNA (up to 40-50mers)
It is capable of accurate mass, can do tandem MS (MS/MS) and is very fast with a 2KHz laser.
The instrument is also capable of Bruker Biotyping, the FDA approved rapid ID of microorganisms with the addition of some software and libraries.