National Physical Laboratory

NiCE-MSI Work with us

The National Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI) focuses on the development, understanding and application of mass spectrometry imaging techniques; providing powerful eyes on the molecular and atomic world.

What can NiCE-MSI do for me?

Mass spectrometry imaging techniques allow molecules to be imaged in 2D and 3D, in real-time and under ambient conditions. Molecular distribution within a layer can be visualised, revealing drug distribution within a tissue, or layer structures within fabricated devices. Challenging industrial problems can be addressed, such as quality control and molecular fabrication.

These powerful insights are being applied in a wide range of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care, speciality chemicals, medical devices and organic electronics.

Learn more about the imaging techniques

Contact us to discuss your application, and see how surface mass spectrometry can benefit your business.

Ways of working

Commercial services: Experienced consultants and project managers draw upon our unique combination of industry know-how and world-leading scientific discovery to deliver results for your business, enable innovation and secure competitive advantage.

Research partnerships: We have a long history of working collaboratively with industry to drive innovation and deliver success, working in consortia, and through research grants (TSB, FP7, etc.). We are keen to establish relationships with organisations whose skills are complementary to ours, where our combined efforts would benefit strategically important industrial challenges.

Collaborative MSI research: The objectives of NiCE-MSI are to research the fundamentals of the principal techniques, develop the metrology for reliable measurement and standardisation and to support the uptake of the techniques in business and academia. For example, our new metrology programme to address the challenges for MALDI MSI. If you share these goals, please contact us to discuss how we could collaborate to achieve them.

Contact us

Dr Dale Athey
Strategic Business Development – Life Sciences & Health



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