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Webcasts
Webcast - Recent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary IngredientsRecent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary Ingredients
Alejandro Cifuentes, Institute of Food Science Research, speaking at Food Analysis Congress.
Webcast - Diagnosis of Disorders Affecting Steroid Synthesis and Metabolism by Mass SpectrometryDiagnosis of Disorders Affecting Steroid Synthesis and Metabolism by Mass Spectrometry
Josep Marcos del Aguila, IMIM, speaking at Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry 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.
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
Boy or Girl? Lemur Scents Have the Answer
A new study finds that a pregnant lemur’s signature scent depends in part on whether she’s carrying a girl or a boy.
Identification of Fumonisins in Corn
In this study, fumonisin A1, A2, and a3 are identified and quantified by high-resolution liquid chromatography-orbitrap mass spectrometry.
Ground-Breaking Lung Cancer Breath Test In Clinical Trial
University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals to evaluate revolutionary device which detects lung cancer in early stages.
Pittcon Announces Wide Variety of Short Courses
Courses range from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels.
Saliva Test to Diagnose Autism
A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
Improved Accuracy of Pesticide Detection in Food
European Reference Laboratory improves accuracy of pesticide detection in food with AB SCIEX mass spectrometry instrumentation.
A Better Understanding of Earth’s Geological Evolution
New instruments to more precisely measure a uranium element carbon dating ratio of 238U/235U.
Insights Into A Rare Genetic Disease
Study shows mutation in NGLY1 gene is linked to a genetic disorder with severe consequences.
Researchers Study Cultural Heritage Painting Cross-Sections
Study of cultural heritage painting cross-sections using AFM-based nanoscale mass spectrometry technique.
Assessing Tumors During Surgery
A novel biomarker for mutant p53 could help pathologists assessing tumors during surgery.
Business News
$1.5M Grant from FDA to Study Iron Meds
The grant will be used to study the differences between specific iron brand and generic medications.
SAMDI Tech, Inc and Exquiron Announce Partnership Agreement
The partnership will enable the mutual promotion of services in Europe & North America.
Pittcon 2015 Announces Exposition Highlights
This year’s exposition welcomes 127 first-time exhibiting companies.
Medimmune & NIST Partner To Advance Development Of Biological Therapies
Five year partnership will support research to help advance biopharmaceutical development and production.
ASU Nano Facility Receives $1m Grant From National Science Foundation
NSF grant awarded to operate two secondary ion mass spectrometry laboratories as a national facility for earth sciences research.
New Capabilities for Bioanalysis Studies at the International Pharmaceutical Research Center
AB SCIEX Triple Quad™ 6500 LC/MS/MS systems enable new levels of sensitivity for clinical trials of inhaled drugs.
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories & MRM Proteomics Sign Exclusive Agreement
Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc. and MRM Proteomics sign an exclusive worldwide commercial supply agreement for PeptiQuant™ kits.
Joint Open Laboratory Established by Waters & ChP
Analytical lab will serve as a national technical support center advancing standardization and screening.
Materials Science and Petroleum Analysis Symposium
The Materials Science and Petroleum Analysis Symposium is set to take place February 24 in Oklahoma City.
Prosolia Expands Capacity and Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Operations are relocated to new facility in Indianapolis, allowing an increase in capabilities.

Events
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23 Mar 2015
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Bioassays 2015: Scientific App
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ePosters
An investigation into the effects of aging on automotive bumper samples by xylene soluble flow injection polymer analysis (XS-FIPA)
Malvern Instruments Ltd

This poster describes the use of flow injection polymer analysis (FIPA) as an analytical tool for xylene soluble (XS) determination with quick and easy simultaneous measurements of molecular weight (MW), intrinsic viscosity (IV) and XS%. The technique was applied to automotive bumper samples which had undergone an aging test. The results from the XS-FIPA technique highlight the differences caused by the aging process.
The role of AHPCO Technology in reducing allergic rhinitis cases as Air Purifier, Surface Sterilizer and Ice Maker sterilizer
1. Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas 79015 2. Allergy ARTS, Amarillo, TX 79124 3. Air Oasis, Research and Development, Amarillo, Texas 79118

Dirty ice makers can cause potential health hazards. To prevent any potential contamination, the interior surfaces of the ice machine must be cleaned and sanitized regularly. This report justifies the demand and use of novel equipment that will sanitize the surface of an ice machine continuously. We evaluated the Bi-Polar® unit built by Air Oasis (1.2) in sanitizing the ice machine surface.
Ichthyophonus vs. Proteins: Should we be eating these fish?
Polaris K-12 School, Alaska Pacific University Fisheries and Aquatic Science and Technology Laboratory(FAST Lab)

The project, Ichthyophonus vs. Proteins, analyzes the effect of Ichthyophonus on the protein content of Halibut from Homer. This experiment found that Ichthyophonus does not have a significant effect on the protein content of the tested Halibut. The findings confirm the belief that Ichthyophonus is not harmful to humans and the Halibut are still safe to eat.
Uncertainty estimation of an analytical method for analysis of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice intended for consumption human
Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), P.O. Box 502, 14801-902 Araraquara, SP, Brazil

The expanded measurement uncertainty of a sample preparation method based on QuEChERS procedure for the determination of fumonisin B1 in four types of rice, using HPLC-FLD after precolumn derivatisation with ortho-phthaldialdehyde, was estimated from in-house validation data.
LC-MS/MS METHOD FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF PITOFENONE IN HUMAN PLASMA
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore – 570 015, Karnataka, India

We developed LCMS/MS bioanalytical method for quantitative estimation of Pitofenone HCl in plasma is simple, sensitive, accurate, precise, and selective. Percentage recovery shows that the method is free from interference of matrix. The analytical method presented here has proved to be useful for investigation of the characteristics of Pitofenone in human plasma in pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies.
Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products
Department of food and biothechnology, Sejong, Korea univercity

An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.
Non-target Screening of Contaminants in Paper-paperboard for Food Contact Materials
*Department of Food Preservation, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic; **National Institute of Public Health, Srobarova 48, 100 42 Prague 10, Czec

The aim of this work was non-targeted screening of xenobiotics in paper and paperboard packaging materials used for food packaging in the Czech Republic.
Development of an Analytical Strategy for Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Contaminants in Paper Food Packaging
(1) The National Institute of Public Health, (2) Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

We developed a method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polyfluorinated compounds, ink photoinitiators, phthalates and bisphenols in paper food packaging employing GC–MS/MS and HPLC–MS/MS.
METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY AND INORGANIC MERCURY IN SEAFOOD
University of Barcelona, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.
Microextraction techniques combined with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for determination of different metal ions in water
(a) Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice, Poland (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi s/n, 17170-Girona, Spain (c) Institute of Eart

In present work new preconcentration procedures combining microextraction techniques and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy were developed. Proposed methodologies are promising tools for multielemental analysis enabling detection of natural pollutants in different water samples.

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
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.
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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