The new era of mass spec.
For nearly over a century, mass spectrometery has played a fundamental role in our understanding of universe. The application of mass spectrometry has constantly evolved over the years —from discovery of protons nearly hundred years ago to a powerful tool to study proteins, mass spectrometers have been able to solve some of the most challenging need for scientific measurment that no other tool was available.
In the past decade, the development of mass spectrometers has advanced rapidly in terms of resolution, accuracy, sensitivity, and scan speed. The improved performance has provided an opportunity to extend the use of mass spectrometry to entirely new set of applications, particularly in areas related to human health and disease such as biomolecular testing/diagnostics, cell/gene therapy, and personalized medicine.