CHIMIA

Direct Analysis of Living Objects by Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Direct Analysis of Living Objects by Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

H. Chen and R. Zenobi

Spinach contaminated with E. coli leaves 200 people sick in the USA – rapid screening needed for suspected food! Epidemic − thousands of patients need to be rapidly screened in emergencies… What do these and similar headlines have in common? They all challenge modern analytical science in terms of sensitivity, specificity, speed, and especially throughput. It appears that …