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microflex ® LRF

The most powerful benchtop MALDI-TOF MS today – 15k resolution – easy to use but ideal for many analytical challenges

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Technology in detail

The microflex® LRF can be operated in positive and negative ion mode using the linear or reflector detector.

The saturation free detector technology enables highest dynamic range and superior performance for high-mass detection.

Ion generation is achieved using a 60 Hz N2-Cartridge-Laser including variable power attenuator and UV optics.

The microScout ion source uses the exact dimensions of 1/4 microtiter plate with a medium area target plate (54 mm x 36 mm), allowing to stay compatible with MTP formats using pipetting robots.

The pumping system is fully integrated into the system and comprises a vacuum measurement and control unit as well as a 70 l/sec turbo-molecular pump and a diaphragm pump.

Increased mass accuracy
Proprietary PAN pulsed ion extraction, an independent reflector power supply, integrated MCP detector and high-precision digital converters deliver the best mass resolution in positive and negative ionization modes of a bench-top system.
Easy to use
Intuitive operation makes the system ideal for non-expert users and busy multi-instrument laboratories.
Flexibility and sensitivity
A range of analyte types, such as oligonucleotides, proteins and polymers, can be measured. A gridless reflector and our proprietary AnchorChip technology deliver unmatched sensitivity.
Maximum uptime
A robust arrangement of oil-free vacuum system, and stable ion generation guarantees highest up-time, even for multi-user instrument labs.

A benchtop MALDI-TOF instrument for fast and flexible analysis

The microflex® LRF is an easy to use bench-top instruments which provides answers for your analysis tasks in no time. Proven MALDI technology operating either in positive or negative ionization mode enabling flexible access to different analyte types such as polymers, oligonucleotides, peptides and proteins. 

The rapid access to molecular weight information helps to increase lab efficiency, e.g. by checking if your desired compound is present in your experiment.

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Power to handle a wide range of analytical challenges

Food Adulteration
The world-wide financial impact by food adulteration is huge. With a fast but yet very affordable MALDI analysis e.g. olive oil and soy bean oil mixtures can be rapidly classified to determine adulterations. A new method to determine levels of cow milk in feta cheese has been described recently.

Determine absolute molecular weight distributions of synthetic polymers up to 500 kDa and analyse data with PolyTools.

Quality Control
Using the microflex® LRF results are obtained rapidly, ensuring your quality or synthesis control in a timely manner. A wide range of samples can be analyzed ranging e.g. from lubricants to oligonucleotides.

Routine MS
Molecular weight determination in a general-purpose mass spectrometry facility: fast results from the best benchtop MALDI system.