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Webcast - Plasma Vitronectin Predicts Response to Fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Plasma Vitronectin Predicts Response to Fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) Chemotherapy in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Sarah Hayes, University of Sydney, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.
Webcast - Mass spectrometry based metabolomics in chemical and nanomaterial risk assessmentMass spectrometry based metabolomics in chemical and nanomaterial risk assessment
In this webinar, Mark Viant, Professor of Metabolomics at the University of Birmingham, will introduce the concepts of metabolomics as well as the challenges faced in chemical hazard assessment.

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.
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.
Atomic Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Competitive Landscape, Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global atomic spectroscopy market was valued at an estimated $4.02 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Diagnostics Applications 2013 Focus Report
SELECTBIO

This report from SELECTBIO addresses a number of topics including, market segmentation, market landscape, and mass spectrometry products currently on the market as well as in development.
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 Software 2013: Markets and Opportunities
Biopharm Reports

This reports into in the life science field examines the use of specialist software and databases relating to the conduct of PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA microarray, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and disease biomarker studies. The studies were carried out to assist software developers and vendors to identify market opportunities in these fields.
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.
Scientific News
Structural Discoveries Could Aid in Better Drug Design
Scientists have uncovered the structural details of how some proteins interact to turn two different signals into a single integrated output.
New ACE-inhibiting Molecule Found in the Asparagus
Scientists have determined that sulfur-containing compounds in plants can inhibit ACE.
The Linking of Molecules and Microbes
Researchers have succeeded in making antibiotic substances and their bacterial producers simultaneously visible.
PTR-MS Breath Test Shows Potential for Detecting Liver Disease
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published results that suggest a non-invasive breath test for liver disease using an IONICON PTR-MS.
New Test Could Distinguish Between Bipolar Disorder, Depression
Scientists are developing a test that could tell the difference between bipolar disorder and depression.
Early Detection of Lung Cancer
The University of Manchester has signed a collaboration agreement with Abcodia to perform proteomics studies on a cohort of non-small cell lung cancer cases from the UKCTOCS biobank, with the aim of discovering new blood-based biomarkers for earlier detection of the disease.
Detecting Hidden Ingredients
Researchers from China have used mass spectrometry to reveal the use of undeclared substances in dietary supplements.
How the Lung Repairs its Wounds
Researchers have gained detailed insights into the dynamic remodeling of the tissue during lung repair.
Automation Abound at AACC in Atlanta
Discover the latest breakthroughs, trends and products from the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.
Could a simple saliva test detect Alzheimer's?
Researchers have presented findings suggesting that a simple, non-invasive diagnostic for Alzheimer's could be within reach.
Business News
Nuclea, IRCM Partner to Validate Mass Spec Diabetes Assays
Nuclea has announced that it is partnering with the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) to validate quantitative mass spectrometry-based assays for insulin, proinsulin, and c-peptide with the goal of developing new assays to determine risk and progression of type 2 diabetes.
PREMIER Biosoft Announces Collaboration with University of Utah
Formal collaboration to advance metabolomics and lipidomics research.
Biodesix, Biognosys Collaborate
The companies have announced that Biodesix® will begin offering Biognosys’ HRM technology as part of its companion diagnostic development capabilities to develop novel protein assays for the oncology market.
Shimadzu Names New President of Scientific Instruments
Company has named Mr. Katsuaki Kaito president of SSI.
Agilent, Singapore Institute Collaborate
Agilent Technologies and Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute today announced a collaboration to develop new analytical approaches to specific protein-linked sugar compounds.
ChemAxon, BSSN Software Partner
ChemAxon and BSSN Software GmbH are announcing a partnership that allows users to manage analytical data in ChemAxon's chemistry software solutions using open standards.
Waters, Chang Gung University Partner
CGU’s healthy aging research center focuses on degenerative diseases affecting elderly human health.
Agena Bioscience Expands European Distributors List
Agena Bioscience today expanded its European distributors through new relationships with KAWA.SKA in Poland and BioGen-Analytica in Russia.
SCIEX and New Objective Announce Partnership
New nanospray sources to offer maximum sensitivity and robustness for NanoLC-MS.
Agilent to Focus on "Powerful Partnerships, Inspiring Results" at ASMS 2015
Company to introduce solutions enabling new standards in mass spectrometry, lab productivity.

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Spice Wars- Are You Battle Ready? Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids via Gas Chromatography—High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
LECO Corporation, Berrien County Forensic Laboratory

-EI/CI workflow facilitates confident compound identification.
-GC-HRT and HR-CI source provides high quality, accurate mass data for:
-Database searches (NIST, Wiley, etc.)
-Formula determination (fragment, molecular, and adduct ions)
A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
1.-Department of Cell Biology, Immunology and Neurosciences, University of Barcelona-IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain 2.-INSERM UMR1037-Cancer Research Center of Tolouse, Universite de Tolouse, CNRS ERL5294

A proteomic analysis of p27kip1-binding proteins reveals a putative role in transcription regulation through RNA polymerase II interaction
Quantitative Analysis Of Pesticides In Quechers Extracts Using UPLC- and APGC- MS/MS
Waters Corporation, Wilmslow, SK9 4AX, United Kingdom

In this study, we demonstrate sensitive, accurate and repeatable results for the analysis of pesticides in QuEChERS extracts of a selection of
commodities below the regulatory limits.
TGA/IST16/GC/MS coupling : an advanced technique for LLDPE structure interpretation
1 SRA Instruments, 210 rue des Sources 69280 Marcy l'Etoile, France - 2 Université de Lyon, Univ. Lyon 1, CPE Lyon, CNRS UMR 5265, Laboratoire de Chimie Catalyse Polymères et Procédés (C2P2), Equipe

An innovative TGA/IST16/GC/MS coupling is presented.
DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AND HEAVY METALS IN KENYAN HONEY BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION AND EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Generally, honey samples recorded very low concentrations of As compared to the other heavy metals determined in this study. The highest concentration of As was recorded in honey sample from Nairobi with a value of 0.03±0.01 ppm. All the values recorded were within the KEBS permitted value of 0.5 ppm in food according to Kenya Bureaue of Standards, 1996.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Integrating Fluorescent Carbon Nanodot Synthesis and Optical Detection of Methylmercury
University of Vigo (Spain)

In the last years, a great interest toward development of optical nanoprobes has arisen, so fluorescent nanomaterials have been implemented in analytical systems for the detection of several species. In this work, a novel assay that integrates the synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) and sensing within one step, for the fast, sensitive and selective detection of methylmercury is presented.
A FastGC Proton-Transfer-Reaction Quadrupole Ion Guide Time-of-Flight (PTR-QiTOF) Mass Spectrometer
1)Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Eduard- Bodem-Gasse 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria and 2) Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

In order to identify and quantify isomeric compounds independently in real-time, we introduce a novel approach where we integrate a fast GC column (“fastGC”) into a PTR-QiTOF instrument. The outstanding sensitivity of the new PTR-QiTOF (up to 4,700 cps/ppbv) is crucial for applications where time per analysis is limited, e.g. nosespace in food and flavor research. Particularly, in these fields the chemical environment is normally very complex so that a high selectivity is essential as well.
Analysis of Polymers, Additives and Contaminates in Medical Devices using Pyrolysis-GCMS
CDS Analytical

Pyrolysis GC-MS is a standard technique used to analyze industrial polymers. This poster will show the use of multiple temperature ramps to analyze for additives and contaminants, in addition to polymer identification, in several medical devices.
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.
The Analysis of Common Drugs of Abuse in an Oral Fluid Matrix using a New Q TRAP® Platform
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
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?
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
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.
Automated Liquid-liquid Extraction of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D from Serum and Preparation for LC/MC Analysis Using the Hamilton Robotics Microlab STARlet Workstation
Hamilton

This application note demonstrates the automation capabilities of Hamilton Robotics’ Microlab STARlet and how it can be used to prepare clinical serum samples for Vitamin D analysis quickly, reliably and cost effectively.
Visualisation and Comparison of SYNAPT G2-S LC/MS Data with Progenesis LC/MS
Waters Corporation

In this technology brief, we present the precise large scale, label-free analysis of high-density proteomic LC/MS data combined with a qualitative protein strategy that accurately identifies proteins and software that accurately quantifies proteins - both with high reproducibility.
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