The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI) is a mass spectrometric technique that is used for the analysis of large
biomolecules. Analyte molecules are embedded in an excess matrix of
small organic molecules that show a high resonant absorption at the
laser wavelength used. The matrix absorbs the laser energy, thus
inducing a soft disintegration of the sample-matrix mixture into free
(gas phase) matrix and analyte molecules and molecular ions. In general,
only molecular ions of the analyte molecules are produced and almost no
fragmentation occurs. This makes the method well suited for molecular
weight determinations and mixture analysis.
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