ESR applications in Life Sciences

In 21st century Life Science is driven by the desire to elucidate fundamental life processes.

EPR/ESR spectroscopy in life sciences

Very sensitive and easy to use benchtop spectrometers enable scientists to observe the pathway of free radicals in the human body (e.g. nitric oxide), monitor the metabolic activity of cells, and refine knowledge on biomolecule's structure and function.

The list of applications seems to be endless with our state-of-the-art EPR/ESR MS5000 spectrometer. Free radicals can be measured directly in a fast & sensitive manner. This is done by the use of spin probes, which selectively collect present paramagnetic species, or the use of spin labels, which add an extrinsic paramagnetic function to the desired molecule.

Advantages of ESR/EPR spectrometer MS5000

  • High sensitivity and spectrometer stability also for aqueous samples due to powerful automatic spectrometer self-adjustment routines

  • Auto-sampler for efficient routine investigations

  • Measurement and user interface parameter setting by recipes for extremely easy handling of routine measurements, also by unskilled persons 

  • Automatic time-dependent and transient EPR-measurements in timescales from 2µs time-resolution to hours or days

  • g- value representation of EPR spectra

  • Very high reproducibility of EPR line positions by automatic microwave-frequency readjusted magnetic field scale

  • X- ray irradiation facility (accessory, option)