Novel Protein Analysis Tool Could Boost Quality and Accuracy of Medical Diagnosis
Published:20 May2018    Source:GEN
Scientists say they have developed a new protein analysis tool called IonStar that could vastly increase the speed and precision with which disease and drug effects are analyzed. It is the first to provide near-perfect accuracy when quantifying and comparing the abundance of proteins in the bodies of people who are healthy and ill.

Compared to industry standard MaxQuant, IonStar improved the measurement consistency of proteins in low abundance and lowered the amount of missing data in results from 17% to 0.1%, notes Jun Qu, Ph.D., lead investigator and professor in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.