Starting at the end of 2017, the Center for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration (BIN) can offer the services of a new high performance instrument, a nanoscale secondary ion mass spectroscope (NanoSIMS 50L) from the company CAMECA, to analyze the composition of a variety of samples. The NanoSIMS 50L is consists of a unique ion beam microprobe that enables SIMS analyses with very high lateral resolution.
The NanoSIMS methodology will be applied in the BIN for the correlative imaging of specific biological organelles, and will thus provide first insights into local protein and organelle turnover in a variety of cells and tissues.
The NanoSIMS 50L was purchased from a joint large-scale equipment grant from the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (NMWK) and the German Research Council (DFG).
For more information visit the homepage of the BIN.