DR DIANE DARE CATALOGUES DATA IN THE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT UNIT AT
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY....
Dr Diane Dare catalogues data from the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer in
the research development unit at Manchester Metropolitan University,
October 17, 2001. The machine, which uses bespoke laser technology to
take a fingerprint of unknown bacteria, has the potential to search for
and identify the presence of anthrax spores in a sample faster than
existing technology. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson