August 22, 2018 | News & Notices New IMAGEREVEAL MS Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data Analysis Software Simplifies Analysis of Large Quantities of Data


Shimadzu Corporation announces the release of IMAGEREVEAL MS mass spectrometry imaging data analysis software. The software simplifies the data analysis process by enabling data to be analyzed from a variety of perspectives, without requiring any extra time or trouble. It is especially well-suited to analyzing large sets of data or simultaneously analyzing multiple sets of data. Shimadzu will exhibit the software at JASIS, held from September 5 to 7 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall.

Mass spectrometry imaging is used to analyze two-dimensional images that show the distribution of substances measured with a mass spectrometer. In recent years, technical advancements in spatial resolution and mass accuracy have generated excessively large amounts of data that inhibit data analysis.

IMAGEREVEAL MS mass spectrometry imaging data analysis software resolves these issues using functionality that easily searches massive amounts of mass spectrometry imaging data for the information required, which can dramatically improve research efficiency. The software includes six types of functionality for data analysis, with different availability of that functionality depending on the license selected by the customer. A data converter can be used to analyze data measured by a non-Shimadzu mass spectrometer.

The IMAGEREVEAL MS software originated from joint research conducted at the Kyushu University Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation. Shimadzu has participated in the project as a cooperating partner since 2006, such as by providing a range of mass spectrometry systems and expertise. From 2012 to 2016, Shimadzu worked in cooperation with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to develop software that is able to seamlessly analyze data obtained from a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometer (MALDI-MS). The resulting prototype served as the basis for IMAGEREVEAL MS software.

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