Donald Mason
Donald Mason
Donald Mason is the Global Scientific Affairs Manager in the Health Sciences Diagnostics Business for Waters Corporation. For the past 15 years Don has played an active role in the clinical chemistry community developing the acceptance of liquid chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Don has served on a number of scientific committees including Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab and AACC’s Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (2015), editorial boards, and standards committees, including CLSI C62-A: Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Methods; Approved Guideline.

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National Newborn Screening Programs: An Overview of Challenges and Successes

By November 28, 2018

Don Mason reviews the state of newborn screening (NBS) programs around the world.

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The Historical Role of Mass Spectrometry in Newborn Screening

By September 24, 2018

Newborn screening for inherited metabolic disorders dates to the early 1960s when Dr. Robert Guthrie in Buffalo, New York developed the first screening test for phenylketonuria (or PKU), a metabolic disease in which patients can’t metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine.

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Laboratory Developed Tests: More Oversight, or More Vigilance and Reporting?

By December 1, 2015

U.S. FDA Prepares to Oversee LDTs Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis issued an interesting (and much anticipated) report regarding Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs). The Agency has… Read more >

Categories: Biomedical Research, Clinical