The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
imaging mass spectrometry
In a MALDI-TOF instrument, the incident laser desorption and ionising beam can be rastered over a two-dimensional surface. Similarly, in TOF SIMS, the impacting ion beam is rastered. Diagnostic ions specific to target molecules are detected and their abundance is converted into an image reflecting their intensities within the material being analysed. This development has important applications in biological and medical studies and has been used as a complementary technique to microscopy for tissue sections. Also known as ion imaging.
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