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Driving Cutting-Edge Nanoscience & Structural Characterization in Mexico

The high-performance package of NMR and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF-MS) systems will further strengthen the new Center for Nanoscience and Micro- and Nano-technology (CNMN), helping drive the Center’s mission of furthering scientific research and knowledge in core competencies in nanosciences and nanotechnology, that will eventually be transferred through high-impact technical developments to the private and public sectors in Mexico and abroad.

With the AVANCE III 750 the IPN will host Mexico’s highest field NMR spectrometer, along with other Bruker high-end research instruments including an AVANCE III 400, and MicrOTOF-Q™ II ESI-QTOF and Autoflex Speed™ MALDI TOF/TOF mass spectrometers.

The mass spectrometry instrumentation will provide confidence for small molecule identification, metabolomics and proteomics and applications such as protein/peptide characterization, synthetic polymer analysis, high resolution MALDI imaging and glycan analysis. The new NMR platform also closely matches many of IPN´s existing research strengths in nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine and materials, positioning IPN as a key player in the growing science community in Mexico.

Dr. Gerardo Cabañas Moreno, Director of the CNMN of IPN, stated: “We are very pleased with our decision to select Bruker’s NMR and mass spectrometry instrumentation to equip our new Center. These advanced, new platforms will have an immediate and significant impact in a broad range of experiments, focused on nanotechnology, biotechnology, life sciences and several engineering fields.”

He continues, “This shows the clear commitment from IPN´s General Director, Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, to improve the standing of our Institution at the national and international level.”

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