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Webcasts
Webinar: Bestimmung von Dioxinen und dioxinähnlichen PCBs mittels GC/QQQWebinar: Bestimmung von Dioxinen und dioxinähnlichen PCBs mittels GC/QQQ
Screen and Confirm Food Residues Confidently. Webinar Event for 'Food' Solutions on September 18th 2014, 15:00 PM CET.
Flow Chemistry from Milligrams to Metric TonsFlow Chemistry from Milligrams to Metric Tons
Scott May, Eli Lilly & Co, speaking at Flow Chemistry Congress 2014.

Market Reports
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography resin market is expected to grow at a decent pace during the coming decade driven by its increasing application in monoclonal antibody production and food analytics.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Food Diagnostics Systems Market, Consumables Market & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The food diagnostics market size is projected to increase with rising concerns over food quality and safety, and the implementation of stringent regulations on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Biomarkers
RI Technologies

This report on focuses on the different types of biomarkers and their impact on various disease areas. The study also provides global market analysis for biomarkers by disease area and by prominent biomarker identification technologies.
Life Science Consumables 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

Techniques such as PCR, DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry and flow cytometry have grown significantly in the last decade and by 2015 markets for these five areas are expected to exceed $50 billion, globally. In these and related fields, consumables are generally the second or third largest area in cost terms, after instrumentation.
Mass Spectrometry 2013: A Focus on Sales Growth
Biopharm Reports

Mass Spectrometry 2013 presents the findings of a global market study of mass spectrometry, involving the participation of 567 buyers and end-users in this field. With a focus on market development, sales growth and commercial opportunities, the study profiled current and evolving areas of this market, as outlined below. Its findings provide valuable product and market information, and decision-making support to suppliers in the mass spectrometry field.
Mass-Spec Based Screening Assay Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec's 1st industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on mass spectrometry (MS)-based screening assays carried out in February 2013.
Scientific News
Embalming Study ‘Rewrites’ Key Chapter in Egyptian History
New evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.
RP HPLC Retention Behaviours in Carotenoids Analysis
The efficiency of the separation process in reversed-phase HPLC is highly dependent on the binary hydro-organic mobile phase composition and surface properties of the packing material.
Identification of Psoriatic Arthritis Mediators in Synovial Fluid
This study represents the most comprehensive proteomic analysis of psoriatic arthritis synovial fluid, to date.
Simultaneous Determination of Six Flame Retardants in Water
The work aimed to develop an analytical procedure for the extraction and simultaneous determination of selected flame retardants.
Using LC-MS to Analyse Sulfonamides in Food Grade Honey
Sulfonamides are one of a number of groups of chemicals whose presence in honey is limited by international regulations.
Assessing Anticancer Drugs Efficacy by Amino Acid Metabolomics
Researchers aimed to develop a method that determines the therapeutic efficacy of anticancer drugs based on the changes in amino acid metabolism at the cellular level.
Reimagining UHPLC
To learn more about the new Vanquish UHPLC system from Thermo Fisher Scientific we spoke to Wulff Niedner, Director of HPLC Product Marketing.
UHPLC: The Greening Face of Liquid Chromatography
Greening pathways for liquid chromatography is especially significant for drug analysis in the pharmaceutical matrix.
Evaluating Acute Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning in Rats through Serum Metabolomics
Through the use of GC/MS-based metabolomics, researchers have evaluated the effect of acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning on the metabolic profiles of rats.
Separation of mAbs Molecular Variants by Analytical HIC-HPLC
HIC-HPLC is a less widely used analytical technique compared with standard methods for separating variants based on size, charge or electrophoretic mobility.
Business News
Agilent, Shimadzu Release GC Instrument Control for CDS
The instrument control provides customers more freedom of choice when selecting a chromatography data system.
Thermo Completes Sale of Cole-Parmer to GTCR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of its Cole-Parmer customer channel business to private equity firm GTCR LLC for approximately $480 million in cash.
Thermo Supports Distinguished Analytical Chemistry Seminar Series at NC State
An endowment established by the company provides opportunities to attend presentations by leading analytical chemistry authorities.
Atonarp Inc. Raises $8M Series A Round Funding
Funding will accelerate the development of company's Smart Spectrometer platform, which will enable next-generation oil & gas and healthcare measurement instruments
Thermo to Sell Cole-Parmer for $480M
Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Cole-Parmer channel business to private equity firm GTCR, LLC for $480 million in cash.
Phenomenex Launches Spin-Off Technology Company Neoteryx LLC
Company will be spinning off a biological sampling focused company named Neoteryx LLC.
Waters, Chinese Pharmacopeia Commission Establish Joint Open Laboratory
Located in the laboratory building of Beijing Zhendong Guangming Drug Research Institute, the new facility is over 400m2.
IROA Technologies, University of Florida Announce Biomarker Collaboration
Company will support the University of Florida in a collaborative search for biomarkers of liver cancer and other liver diseases.
Trajan Completes Integration of SGE Analytical Science
Completion of integration at all major operational centers in Australia, Europe, the US and Asia.
Agilent, Bruker Enter Chromatographic Data System Agreement
Instrument driver exchange enhances laboratory efficiency and flexibility.

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ePosters
HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF LIPOIC ACID IN THE FORM OF 2-S-PYRIDINIUM DERIVATIVE
(1) University of Lódz, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Environmental Chemistry, 163 Pomorska Str., 90-236 Lódz, Poland (2) Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Krakow, Poland (3) Fressenius

* The method can be used for routine clinical monitoring of LA in human plasma and urine.
* The method was validated for urine and plasma samples.
* The imprecision, expressed as relative standard deviation value, were within range 0.8-7.7% and 0.9-6.2% for plasma and urine samples, respectively.
* The analytical recovery were from 97.3 to 117.0% for plasma and from 96.5% to 111.5% for urine samples.
MS Data Processing With Full Flexibility Of Universal Processing Software
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Liquid Chromatography (LC) in combination with triple quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (MS) is more and more a common analysis technique in routine laboratories. Especially when using MS/MS selected reaction monitoring (SRM) for a large number of components data handling can be a bottle neck. This poster will show MS data processing of pesticides in water samples using an already established chromatography data system which is now also capable of processing large quantities of MS data.
Analysis of Dithiocarbamate Pesticides by GC-MS
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Analysis of dithiocarbamate pesticides (DTCs) using an optimized GC-MS method is described. DTCs are not stable and cannot be extracted or analyzed directly. The purpose of this work was develop a reliable method for identification and quantification of residues.
Analysis of Multiresidue Pesticides Present in Ayurvedic Churna by GC-MS/MS
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Analysis of Herbal powders or ‘churnas’ using an optimized GC-MS/MS method is described. As they have high amount of matrix co-extractives, they pose critical analytical problems. The purpose of this work was overcome the effect of the matrix and develop a reliable method.
Automated Solid-Phase Extraction of Oraganochlorine Pesticides from Drinking Water
Thermo Fisher Scientific

A new method was developed to automate the capture and elution of Organochlorine pesticides from drinking water. The concentrated analytes were then analyzed by GC with Electron Capture Detection (ECD).
GC-MS/MS Analysis of Pesticide Residue in Green Tea Extracted by QuEChERS with Acetonitrile as Final Solvent
Thermo Fisher Scientific

QuEChERS involves an initial step when a few grams of the sample are extracted with acetonitrile followed by a clean-up step (with dispersive-SPE) used to remove, to a certain extent, unwanted matrix compound (such as pigments, sugars, organic acids). With QuEChERS, the final extract ends up with the pesticides in acetonitrile, which, being polar solvent, can be
problematic in GC-MS.
Increasing Extraction Efficiency of Pesticides and Dioxins from Wet Samples Using a Novel Polymer During Accelerated Solvent Extraction
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ ASE™ Prep MAP is a proprietary polymer designed to remove moisture and increase extraction efficiencies from wet samples including soils, tissues and food products. This unique formulation allows moisture removal under a variety of ionic strength conditions and accelerated solvent extraction conditions.
Intact Protein LC-MS: How to Overcome the Challenges?
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Facilitate intact protein LC-MS without compromising performance.
Methods: Construct prototypes of integrated column and sprayer dedicated for intact protein separations and compare performance.
Results: Three prototypes have been directly compared and all showed good protein separations, each with their unique area of strength.
Instant Connect Gas Sampling Valve Module Introducing a New Flexibility in Gas Sampling for GC and GCMS
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: We present a newly developed gas sampling valve module for the Thermo Scientific™ TRACE™ 1300 Series Gas Chromatograph (GC).
GC-MS/MS ANALYSIS OF BENZODIAZEPINES USING ANALYTE PROTECTANTS
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Assess the feasibility of using analyte protectants to improve the analysis of benzodiazepines.

Application Notes
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Sample preparation with the AC Extraction Plate: extraction of urinary THC metabolites for LC-MSMS quantification
Tecan Group Ltd.

In many countries, routine workplace drug testing involves screening for the free THC-COOH metabolite obtained by hydrolyzing THC-COOH glucuronide. Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate with TICE technology enables a straightforward workflow that is reproducible and cost efficient. Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) provides an easy and cost-effective means for fast, sensitive and precise analysis of THC and its metabolites.
Automated sample preparation for the determination of testosterone in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

For accurate, reproducible quantification of testosterone, a growing number of laboratories are shifting from immunoassay to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This application note describes the preparation of serum samples for subsequent LC-MS analysis of testosterone, focusing on a streamlined workflow suitable for automation.
Protein Purification Workflow Development Using Bio-Rad's NCO' Chromatography System
Bio-Rad Laboratories

High purity protein is a common requirement for biochemical and structural studies. A common approach is to recombinantly express an affinity-tagged version of the protein of interest. This is, however, not always a viable option. This application note discusses protein purification workflow development for untagged proteins and introduce a new indicator of method performance, the purity quotient difference.
The Analysis of Common Drugs of Abuse in an Oral Fluid Matrix using a New Q TRAP® Platform
AB SCIEX

The multiplexing analysis of several compound classes, such as common prescription drugs along with drugs of abuse is very important. The measurement of these drugs has generally been performed using urine as the sample matrix. However, many research laboratories are finding the need to analyze these compounds in oral fluid matrices.
Quantification of Ethylglucuronide in hair by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
AB SCIEX

An advantage of the use of ethylglucuronide (ETG) in hair is that it is not subject to the effect of bacteria. It also offers the opportunity to extend the window of detection up to 6 months compared to hours- days in blood and urine.
Can LC-MS/MS Be Used in Horse Meat Detection?
AB SCIEX

Following the Food Standards Agency’s announcement that horse and pig DNA had been identified in beef products sold by several supermarket chains, further testing has revealed widespread incidences of such contamination. This application note details a rapid, robust, sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous detection of horse meat and the banned substance phenylbutazone (BUTE).
Advanced Automated Library Searching for Compound Identification in Forensic Toxicology Samples
AB SCIEX

LC-MS/MS utilization in forensic toxicology screening for drugs and drug metabolites has become increasingly popular due to the selectivity, sensitivity and the speed of LC-MS/MS analysis. MS/MS confirmation with automated searching against available spectral libraries has proven to add a superior level of confidence to the compound identification.
Tryptic Mapping Automated on the CyBi®-RoboSpense and Integration of an Agilent 1100/1200 HPLC System for Peptide Analysis
CyBio

This application note describes automation of the tryptic mapping process on the CyBi®-RoboSpense liquid handling platform. The automation is completed through integrating an Agilent 1100/1200 HPLC system.
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