Nanomanipulation Coupled Nanospray Mass Spectrometry (NMS)

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Patent relating to nanomanipulation coupled nanospray mass spectrometry (NMS).

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Verbeck, Guido F. August 15, 2013.


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Patent relating to nanomanipulation coupled nanospray mass spectrometry (NMS).

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62 p. : ill.


Abstract: A coupled nanomanipulation and nanospray mass spectrometry (NMS) system for single cell, single organelle, and ultratrace molecular analysis is disclosed herein. The system primarily comprises a bio-workstation coupled to a NMS. The bio-workstation primarily comprises of a nanomanipulator stage with a plurality of nano-positioners attached to a cabinet with a piezo voltage source and a pressure injector. The present invention further describes a fingerprint lift method that when coupled with the system disclosed herein can be used for retrieval and analysis of trace amounts of drug and explosive residues. The system described herein has been used in the areas of trace and document analysis within the forensic field, trace fiber analysis,and electrostatic lifts for illicit drugs, as well as document and painting analysis.

Related U.S. Application Data: Division of application number 13/270962, filed on October 11, 2011.

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application number 61/391842, filed on October 11, 2010.



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  • Patent Number: US2013/0206976A1
  • Government Documents No.: 13/795994
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  • March 12, 2013

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  • August 15, 2013

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Verbeck, Guido F. Nanomanipulation Coupled Nanospray Mass Spectrometry (NMS), patent, August 15, 2013; [Washington, D.C.]. ( accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.