Ion beams are widely used across the life sciences, including biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology and many others. In the last decade, gas cluster ion beam secondary ion mass spectrometry (GCIB-SIMS) has emerged as a powerful analysis tool for the life sciences. The low-damage nature of these ion beams enables analysis of large, fragile bio-molecules, and the spatial resolution of ion beams is still unsurpassed by other methods.
From the J105 SIMS to gas cluster ion beams and water sources, Ionoptika are the leaders in applying ion beam technology for the Life Sciences. Explore our products and applications below.
SIMS overlay image of Hela cells grown on silicon, showing lipid (cyan) and adenine (pink) signals at 1 µm per pixel. Data courtesy of Dr Hua Tian.