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Webcasts
Webcast - Streamlining Routine Chromatography Analyses using eWorkflows Streamlining Routine Chromatography Analyses using eWorkflows
Darren Barrington-Light, Product Specialist, Thermo Scientific
Webcast - Towards an Exosomes-based Molecular Test for Remission Monitoring of CancerTowards an Exosomes-based Molecular Test for Remission Monitoring of Cancer
Michiel Pegtel, VU University Medical Center, speaking at Molecular Medicine Congress 2013.

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
Mass Spec-Based Metabolomics Workflows to Evaluate Plant Immunity
This article reviews metabolomics studies used to evaluate plant immunity with an emphasis on mass spectrometry in its many forms.
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.
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.
Mass Spec Predicts Improved Response to Anti-HER2 Therapy in Breast Cancer
Immunohistochemistry is the standard technique for detecting HER2 protein expression, it does not provide absolute quantification of this receptor and is prone to false-positives.
Mass Spectrometry Tool Helps Guide Brain Cancer Surgery
A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
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.
Simultaneous Determination of Free Urinary Steroids
Researchers have described an LC–MS/MS method that accurate, precise and is in accordance with FDA guidelines.
Human Proteome Project Uncovers 193 Proteins Not Known to Exist
The team of international researchers reports the identification of 193 novel proteins that came from regions of the genome not predicted to code for proteins.
Comparison of Pesticide Residues in Surface and Ground Water
Measurement of pesticide residues can be used as baseline levels to monitor the future changes and to predict their future impact on the population of the area.
New Innovation in Food Safety Testing
Researchers have used MALDI-TOF MS as a tool to detect Listeria contamination in food.
Business News
Agilent, MRM Proteomics Extend Agreement
Agreement expands on an existing collaboration established in 2012, allowing both organizations to bolster their combined proteomics solutions, comprising reagent kits, hardware and software.
Waters Acquires REIMS Technology
Rapid Evaporation Ion Mass Spectrometry technology has been investigated for clinical diagnostic, microbiology and food safety applications.
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.
ALMSCO International Merges with Markes International
Markes’ mass spectrometry division merges into core business operations.
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.
Bruker MALDI Biotyper™ Receives CFDA Clearance
Company receives clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration to market and sell its IVD MALDI Biotyper System as a medical device in China for the identification of microorganisms isolated from human specimens.
ASMS 2014 Overview
We take a look at some of the major new product announcements from ASMS 2014.
Thermo Registers San Jose Facility with FDA
The site has established a quality system in accordance with the FDA Quality System Regulations to design and manufacture devices for analyzing samples from patients for in vitro diagnostic use.
Shimadzu, Indigo BioSystems Announce Partnership
The companies will leverage the power of ASCENT™ clinical solutions on ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms.
Shimadzu Corporation, MacCoss Lab of Biological Mass Spectrometry, UW Collaborate
The companies will leverage the power of ASCENT™ clinical solutions on ultra-fast mass spectrometry platforms.

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ePosters
Automatic Characterization of Lipids Using Charge Remote Fragmentation Ions and Peaks Characteristic of Fatty Acid Fragmentation From MALDI MS/MS Data
(1)PREMIER Biosoft, Indore, India; (2)PREMIER Biosoft, Palo Alto, U.S.A; (3)AB SCIEX, Darmstadt, Germany; (4)AB SCIEX, Framingham, U.S.A.

Automated identification of lipids using CRF ions and high energy MS/MS fragment ions and novel software.
Automatic Characterization of Lipids Using Charge Remote Fragmentation Ions and Peaks Characteristic of Fatty Acid Fragmentation From MALDI MS/MS Data
(1)PREMIER Biosoft, Indore, India; (2)PREMIER Biosoft, Palo Alto, U.S.A; (3)AB SCIEX, Darmstadt, Germany; (4)AB SCIEX, Framingham, U.S.A.

Automated identification of lipids using CRF ions and high energy MS/MS fragment ions and novel software.
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 Pesticide Residues in Green Tea Extracted by QuEChERS with Acetonitrile as Final Solvent
Thermo Fisher Scientific

This poster describes the analysis of several challenging pesticides from green tea samples using GC-MS/MS and acetonitrile as final extraction solvent. The compounds analysed are representatives of various classes of pesticides, such as carboxamids, OC, OP, pyrethriods, aromatic, phenylamides.
Determination of Veterinary Drug Residues in Milk by GC/MS and GC/ECD
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Purpose: Develop a rapid, sensitive method for determining amitraz and its metabolites in milk.
Methods: Samples were hydrolyzed in acidic condition and extracted with hexane. After derivativation, the samples were analyzed by GC-ECD or directly by GC-MS.
Results: The results show that GC-MS determination of amitraz and its metabolites is rapid and sensitive.
GC-MS Comparison of Lavindin Grosso Oil Obtained by Steam Distillation and SFE
Miami University Middletown

Oil was extracted from Lavindin Grosso using steam distillation and using supercritical fluid extraction (SFE). Multiple analyses of the same extract demonstrated repeatability of the analytical method. The variability between batches of distillate bracketed the composition obtained by SFE. The differences among the oils could be attributed more to where the lavender was grown than to the extraction method.
Purification of Synthetic Oligodeoxynucleotides via Catching by Polymerization
Michigan Technological University

This poster describes new simple methods for oligodeoxynucleotide purification without chromotography.
Identification and classification of antifouling compounds secreted by anti MIC microorganisms. A metabolomic analysis.
University of Burgos, INBIOTEC, CSIC and ACCIONA Infraestructuras, Spain

BIOCORIN project, aims to develop a green alternative to the coatings and solutions used up to date for MIC corrosion control. Some of the results of this project are presented here, with the identification of several relevant antifouling compounds secreted by environmentally isolated anti-MIC strains of microorganisms via a metabolomic approach.
Chemometrical optimization and fast determination of debittering of table olives by means of capillary electrophoresis
Univesity of Burgos, Spain

Table olives require a thorough process of debittering in order to achieve the organoleptic quality of olives before consumption. Capillary electrophoresis offers several advantages to the determination of the bitter responsible compound oleuropein in table olives, such as speed, reduced amount of solvents and reagents, small amount of sample, high efficiency and lower costs.
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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