Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Chromatography
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Cerilliant Offers New Certified Spiking Solutions®

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Preparation of calibrators and controls in nicotine testing and other clinical or diagnostic applications by LC/MS or GC/MS.

Cerilliant has introduced new Certified Spiking Solutions® of nicotine metabolites norcotinine and trans-3-hydroxycotinine as well as nicotine nitrosamines NNN, NNK, and NAB at concentrations of 1.0 mg/mL in methanol for each solution standard.

These certified reference solutions can be used as Snap-N-Spike® starting materials in the laboratory’s matrix of choice for preparation of calibrators and controls in nicotine testing and other clinical or diagnostic applications by LC/MS or GC/MS.

Nicotine biomarkers are commonly monitored in patients who smoke cigarettes, use other nicotine products such as nicotine gum and electronic cigarettes, or are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.

Accurate patient results in clinical and diagnostic testing of nicotine use depend on accurate and consistent Certified Reference Materials for the numerous nicotine metabolites.

Neat material handling of nicotine analogs and their preparation as certified reference solutions offer significant challenges to the laboratory due to high toxicity of the neat materials and their sensitivity to air and light.

Cerilliant’s validated process includes manufacturing controls for sensitive compounds such as raw material handling and solution preparation under inert conditions and flame-sealing of ampoules under argon to minimize degradation and promote long-term shelf life.

Toxic materials are handled in isolation chambers and are gravimetrically prepared using precision balances which have been qualified to ensure minimal uncertainty.

“Protection of both production staff and the correct handling of these highly toxic neat materials are of paramount importance in the preparation of these solution standards. Consequently the formulation of the nicotine metabolites is limited to staff who have received and passed the appropriated level of internal training through our proficiency testing program to ensure proper use of equipment and accurate preparation using the glove boxes,” added Gregory Kirkovits, PhD, manager of the Standards & Packaging group.

Cerilliant’s latest nicotine metabolite and nitrosamine products complement their current offering of Certified Spiking Solutions® for nicotine, including anabasine, cotinine, and nornicotine and their internal standards, all offered at concentrations suitable for dilution to working levels in the laboratory’s matrix of choice.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,400+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Grant to Fund Million Peaks Project
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Prof. Peter Schoenmakers, Prof. Albert Polman and Prof. Huib Bakker, all three of whom work at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
Altered Metabolism of Four Compounds Drives Glioblastoma Growth
Findings suggest new ways to treat the malignancy, slow its progression and reveal its extent more precisely.
Why Bearcats Smell Like Buttered Popcorn
Researchers pinpoint chemical compound that gives rare animal its popcorn-like scent.
Human Gut Microbiome Evolution
Westerners have a less-diverse gut microbiome compared to hunter-gatherers, but how and why these microbe collections diverged has largely remained a mystery.
Potential Diagnostic for Dengue Fever
Scientists from Colorado State University have explored the use of small molecules in patient serum for diagnosis of dengue fever and potentially predicting progression to the severe disease.
Non-Destructive Sensing of Fish Freshness
Is there any reliable way to know whether frozen fish is fresh or not?
‘Smelling’ Prostate Cancer
A research team from the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism
Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.
Portable Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace chemicals such as environmental pollutants and forensic evidence including secret graves and arson fire debris.
Diagnosis of Two Rare Childhood Diseases Improved
For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) and metachromatic leukodystrophy, and that could even lead to new treatments for CDGs.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,400+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!