Affordable Class-leading Workhorse



The MALDI-8030 is the latest in a long line of MALDI-TOF products from Shimadzu. Instrument performance specifications is extended from those of the MALDI-8020 to cater for compounds best suited to analysis in negative ion mode. This dual-polarity, benchtop linear MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer delivers outstanding performance in a compact footprint, making it an ideal choice for today’s increasingly demanding laboratories.

Key features:

– Dual mode (positive/negative ion) MALDI-TOF
– 200 Hz solid-state laser, 355 nm
– Load-lock chamber for fast sample introduction
– UV laser-based source cleaning (patented)
– Flexibility
– Small footprint/benchtop design
– Quiet operation (<55 dB)

Sample target solutions

Sample slide

Compatible with the FlexiMass series of microscope slide-format sample targets, these slides provide researchers with options depending on their experimental workflow. The individually barcoded, single-use FlexiMass-DS slides provide a convenient solution for more routine or defined workflows. Ready-to-use, these disposable targets eliminate the need for cleaning and the risk of carryover. Alternatively, the reusable stainless steel FlexiMass-SR sample targets provide a cost-effective, longer-term solution to sample preparation.

TrueClean automated source cleaning


To maintain instrument performance over time, the MALDI-8030 features wide-bore ion optics – a feature used on our existing MALDI-TOF products – which minimize the risk of source contamination over time, providing a robust platform. To maximize uptime, the system is equipped with TrueClean – an automated, rapid (<10 min) UV laser-based source cleaning which can be used to clean the extraction electrode in-situ without breaking instrument vacuum.

Quality as standard

Quality as standard

Through the selection of components demonstrating improved longevity and performance, and by reducing the number of component parts, our engineers have created a reliable and robust platform capable of delivering outstanding performance in a small footprint. The MALDI systems are maintained by trained service support engineers who form part of the Shimadzu global distribution and support network. Routine maintenance is simplified thanks to the instrument design, providing our engineers with easy access to commonly serviced parts.

Data management and integrity

 Operating under the control of MALDI Solutions™ software, the software features a centralized, secure Microsoft® SQL database which can be used to store everything from sample lists and acquisition Parameter Sets to acquired MALDI data. The system is managed by an Administrator and customizable user profiles provide control over access to the database and operation of the instrument.


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