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Webcast - Rapid and Sensitive Identification of Host Cell Proteins with SWATH® LC-MS AcquisitionRapid and Sensitive Identification of Host Cell Proteins with SWATH® LC-MS Acquisition
Learn how Stemcentrx has employed SWATH Acquisition and the TripleTOF® 6600 LC-MS system to dramatically increase the speed of acquisition of HCP data, with exceptional sensitivity.
Webcast - A New Proteomics Workflow for the Identification of PTMs (Post Translational Modifications)A New Proteomics Workflow for the Identification of PTMs (Post Translational Modifications)
Quantitative proteomics is an essential tool in molecular biology and biomedical sciences. SILAC is a commonly used workflow in which proteins are labelled with stable isotopes, digested into peptides and separated by chromatography for detection in a mass spectrometer.

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.
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 in Late-Stage Clinical Trials: Applications, opportunities and activities of leading players
Business Insights

Biomarkers reduce the attrition rate of late-stage clinical trials by assessing drug potential in terms of efficacy and toxicity at the early stages of clinical development. Thus, biomarkers significantly increase productivity, lower the cost and duration of clinical trials, and help researchers complete the drug development process at a faster pace.
Multiplexed Diagnostics 2010
Select Biosciences Ltd

The multiplexed diagnostics market has grown rapidly and generated sales of approximately $2.4 billon in 2009, but is now balanced on multiple tipping points.
Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics in Diagnostics: Market landscape, innovative technologies and future outlook
Business Insights

There has been a significant transition in the diagnostic techniques created with increasing technological innovations. In the future, the focus will be on genetic study and disease predisposition, which will test patients' probability of acquiring a disease or a disorder, enabling precautionary steps.
Scientific News
HIV Particles Used to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes
Belgian scientists from VIB and UGent developed Virotrap, a viral particle sorting approach for purifying protein complexes under native conditions.
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.
Coding and Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives
Coded apertures improve and shrink mass spectrometers for field use.
Why Bearcats Smell Like Buttered Popcorn
Researchers pinpoint chemical compound that gives rare animal its popcorn-like scent.
UCSD Scientists Receive NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Interdisciplinary program will use systems biology approaches to understand how antibiotics work in concert with patient’s immune system.
Virus Causing Tilapia Die-Offs Identified
Discovery of the virus causing Tilapia die-offs in Israel and Ecuador points the way to protecting a fish that feeds multitudes.
Novel Collagen Fingerprinting Identifies A Neanderthal
Study from the universities of Oxford and Manchester uses ZooMS technique to identify traces of an extinct human.
Hope for Combating Muscular Dystrophy
Decoding a sugar molecule and identifying a mechanism linking it to MS could help in the development of therapy for the disease.
Decoding Sugar Molecules Offers New Key For Combating Muscular Dystrophy
Japanese scientists find a rare sugar unit called ribitol 5-phosphate within the sugar molecules on the surface of muscle cells. Mutations in 3 genes linked to muscular dystrophy affect the creation of this sugar molecule.
A Vision for Precision Medicine
The University of Manchester and the University of Dundee partner to share disease screening data.
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Biopharmaceuticals Development & Manufacturing Project Launched
York scientists partner with industry on $1.7 M grant for drug development.
Protea Announces License Agreement with Yale
Company has announced an exclusive license agreement with Yale for new technology for detecting malignant melanoma skin cancer.
SCIEX, QPS Holdings Collaborate
Agreement aims to advance the hybrid LBA-LCMS workflow for biologics quantification.
Trajan Acquires LEAP Technologies
Bringing LEAP into the Trajan Group will complement the widening capability of Trajan.
Scion Announces Appointment of US General Manager
Scion Instruments has appointed Julian Phillips as the new General Manager for Scion Instruments in the United States.
Techcomp Appoints New CEO to Lead Scion Instruments
Paul Gillyon has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Scion Instruments.
Shimadzu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partner
Company has announced it has opened Shimadzu Laboratory for advanced applied and analytical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
ECBC, Biodetech Partner
Partnership to focus on the development of a novel food safety system.
LGC Named as a Centre of Expertise for Food Authenticity Testing
Company recognised as a Centre of Expertise for food authenticity testing in the UK and listed on the Virtual Food Authenticity Network.
Protea, Protein Metrics Collaboration to Focus on Biotherapeutics
Companies collaborate to advance new analytical capabilities for use in the development of protein biotherapeutics.

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Instrumental Investigations: A Laboratory Manual of Forensic Analytical Chemistry
Oberlin College

A laboratory manual for undergraduate analytical and forensic chemistry courses
Determination of C2-C12 Aldehydes in Water by SPME Arrow On-Fiber Derivatization and GC/MS
1 BGB Analytik AG, Lettenstrasse 97, 8134 Adliswil, Switzerland; 2 CTC Analytics AG, Industriestrasse 20, 4222 Zwingen, Switzerland

A method applying SPME Arrow extraction and on-fiber derivatization for the quantitation of C2-C12 aldehydes in water by GC/MS is described.
Assessing Diversity in Cassava through the Application of Metabolomics
aSchool of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK bInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

In the present study metabolomic platforms have been established for Cassava and used to assess the biodiversity present in Cassava germplasm collections and elucidate underlying biochemical mechanisms associated with traits of interest.
A KNIME Pipeline for the Analysis of GC-MS Data in Metabolomics
1Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pathology, University of Cagliari, Italy; 2Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Laborat

A KNIME pipeline was developed to perform pre-processing of GC-MS data in an automated way and applied to a Inflammatory bowel diseases case study
PredRet: Prediction of Retention Time by Direct Mapping between Multiple Chromatographic Systems
Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy.; Department of Stress and Developmental Biology, Leibniz Institute

Retention time (RT) information is under-utilized in LC-MS based metabolomics and sharing of RTs between systems is not currently possible. PredRet is a new system that allows highly accurate mapping and prediction of RTs between LC systems.
Profiling of metabolomic changes induced by testosterone esters in pig plasma and urine
Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic

In this study, metabolic fingerprinting to discriminate between pigs treated with 17ß-testosteron esters and control animals has been investigated. Multivariate statistical analysis showed significant metabolic differences between test and control groups on day 28 after aplication of the testosterone hormonal preparation.
Sample Stabilization and Purification Devices for Superior Forensic DNA Storage, Purification and Profiling
Mawi DNA Technologies and BioChain

The tools used for evidentiary sample collection are often challenged in criminal cases. Maintaining the integrity of evidentiary samples continues to be a major challenge - especially when samples stay in transit during transportation where sample integrity is highly compromised. Thus, there is a crucial need for a cost-effective, efficient DNA collection and storage system that maintain sample integrity from collection until processing, while providing a means to ensure proper chain of custody
A Simple Plate Based Assay Using pH Sensor Dye to Screen for Internalizing Antibody
Promega Corporation

Receptor mediated internalization is a key mechanism of action (MOA) for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs). However, current methods of studying antibody internalization have several limitations including: 1) A multistep process not suitable for screening; 2) Low signal-to-background ratios; 3) Not suitable for kinetic measurements. We have developed a method that mitigates problems associated with traditional internalization assays.
An IgG Cleaving Protease from S equi with Improved Activity Against Mouse IgGs
Promega Corporation

Here we have expressed and purified a modified recombinant IdeZ, and show that it has significantly improved activity against mouse IgG2a and IgG3 subclasses when compared to IdeS. We also demonstrate the use of IdeZ in LC-MS workflows for human and mouse IgG characterization.
Minimizing Carry-over for High Throughput Analysis
1FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Life Sciences Gründenstrasse 40 CH-4132 Muttenz; 2CTC Analytics AG Industriestrasse 20 CH-4222 Zwingen; Switzerland

Minimal carry-over is a prerequisite for high throughput analysis. However, minimized carry-over and cycle time are competing and a careful optimization is mandatory. In this study the influence of wash conditions on carry-over of various compounds was investigated. A strategy to minimize carry-over was developed. The influences of different wash tasks were investigated. Finally the contribution of different system components such as injector valve or column was studied.
Application Notes
Automated Sample Preparation - Analysis of 25-OH-Vitamin D3 and 25-OH-Vitamin D2 by LC/MS/MS
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences


Automated Sample Preparation for the Monitoring of Pharmaceutical and Illicit Drugs by LC-MS/MS
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences


Automated Sample Preparation for the Monitoring of Ethanol Metabolites in Urine by LC-MS/MS
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences


Automating Protein Digestion for Reproducible Proteomics
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences


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.
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