OpenMZxy - The open Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) control software
The picture above shows the imaging of terpenoids on a Zoapatle (Montanoa tomentosa) leaf, using OpenMZxy with a Low Temperature Plasma Ionization Mass Spectrometry (LTP-MSI) system. Zoapatle is used in traditional Mexican medicine to modulate uterine contraction and to increase sexual desire (aphrodisiac).
OpenMXxy can be used for the development of custom automated sampling and imaging applications. The control software supports the use of Phidgets for rapid prototyping.
Screenshot of the Graphical User Interface (GUI):
Video of LTP-MSI System with OpenMZxy control
Demonstration of the functional prototype: http://youtu.be/pHCmjoXa2lQ
WANTED: Open Source MSI Data Analysis Program!
The current development branch can be found as a git project at Bitbucket.
For making the immediate use easy, OpenMZxy and the respective drivers are also included in the MASSyPup distribution.
Minimal hardware requirements
Well, OpenMZxy runs on a $35 USD Raspberry Pi
You can find more information in the respective publication (if OpenMZxy is useful for you, please cite):