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The Importance of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring by LC/MS Through the Lens of Organ Transplantation

By June 29, 2017

Let’s look at the area of organ transplantation as an example of how the TDM field is developing. We look at the progression from immunoassays to LC-MS assays.

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Three Trends Fueling Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in Asia

By June 28, 2017

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is a multi-disciplinary clinical specialty, aimed at improving patient care by monitoring drug concentration levels in blood. It enables adjustment of drug dosage for individuals to improve patient outcomes.

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Advancing Omics Research and Reducing Bias with New MS Technology for Data-Independent Acquisition Experiments

By December 20, 2016

Targeted LC-MS based assays are increasingly applied in the post-discovery Omics area with an emphasis on validation, the first of many phases in translational research; and in studies that are aimed at gaining the understanding… Read more >

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Phenome Network: A Harmonized Research Consortium for Innovative Global Health

By December 13, 2016

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of environmental and lifestyle factors that dramatically increase our risk of chronic disease. Global warming, antimicrobial resistance, aging populations, and the prevalence of lifestyle-related illnesses are systematically affecting… Read more >

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Do You See What We See? Mass Spectrometry Imaging is Revealing Insights in Biomedical Research

By June 21, 2016

The spatial distribution of molecular species in a sample can provide a wealth of information about biological, chemical and physiological processes. Mass spectrometry (MS) imaging is a rapidly developing research technique that enables specific measurement… Read more >

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Is Your Biomedical Research Accurate and Precise?

By June 16, 2016

In biomedical research, scientists need the ability to accurately and precisely measure a biomarker or set of biomarkers in some disease vs. healthy experimental design. The ability to measure something depends on the ability of… Read more >

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Mass Spectrometry Makes Cents for UC San Diego Clinical Laboratory

By May 2, 2016

“Fast is fine; but accuracy is everything.” The quote is attributed to the famous Wyatt Earp, a sharpshooter and lawman who, with help from his two brothers, sent three outlaws to their graves in the… Read more >

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Molecular Visualization: Mass Spec Imaging Delivers Insights for Cancer Research

By April 16, 2016

How does mass spectrometry (MS) imaging provide a molecular image that can be used for the biochemical characterization of histological images? A rapidly developing technique for clinical research, MS imaging enables investigation of the spatial… Read more >

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Can Sports Cars Increase Testosterone?

By March 8, 2016

According to published reports by Hiscox UK in 2008,  just listening to the sound of a sports car increased salivary testosterone levels in male and female participants. Another study, by Gad Saad et al, measured… Read more >

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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 >

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