4800 Plus MALDI TOF/TOF™

Applied Biosystems



The 4800 Plus MALDI TOF/TOF™ Analyzer is the next generation of mass spectrometer systems; its design provides scientists with speed, stability, and reliability to expand their experimental workflows.  The analyzer is the ideal system for protein biomarker discovery and can simultaneously identify and quantify up to 8 samples at one time, allowing for mass analysis with fewer time constraints.  Hundreds of samples can be analyzed within minutes.  Its design allows for simple experiment setup and fast analysis to maximize laboratory productivity.

The PI team needed to design the mass spectrometer in a way that would take advantage of manufacturing processes to achieve target costs and estimated annual production runs.  The aesthetics needed to complement the current Applied Biosystems brand aesthetic so that all products would have a “family” look, feel, color scheme and logo treatment.  The design provides for user access through a manual door mechanism and service access from the front and rear of the instrument.  Interlocks are utilized with all points of access.  An I/O panel for computer connections and two bulkhead type connectors for input gases are built into the design.  Accommodations for the appropriate venting, sound absorbing materials and EMI shielding are also accounted for.  The spectrometer passes Applied Biosystems’ shipping crate test to ensure its delicate instrumentation is not damaged during transit to laboratories.

The 4800 Plus MALDI TOF/TOF™ Analyzer is currently utilized in the bioscience laboratories of many organizations and universities including Purdue University, Texas A&M, California State University and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology.