Worldwide SEPSIS kills 10 million people a year and in the UK over 20 times more people die of it than of road accidents. The chances of mortality increase by 7% per hour of intervention delay. Bacterion (SAI's MALDI MS combined with their powerful Bactoscreen database software) has provided a sea change in the speed of therapy enabling bacterial ID compared with traditional biochemical & phenotypic methods.
Using either MALDI or ToFSIMS to ID biomarker proteins in bodily fluids or tissue sections are powerful methods of detecting disease states in humans. SAI is uniquely placed to be able to offer both the MALDI and ToF SIMS techniques and instruments to researchers and clinicians working in this important and fast growing field.