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Why Tandem Mass Spec is Essential for Newborn Screening

By September 7, 2018

Mass spectrometry has been game changer in newborn screening because rather than having a single test for a single condition, there was now a technique that provided a single test for a large number of different conditions.

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Webinar Highlights: Quantifying Cannabinoids in Oral Fluid to Determine Driving Impairment Following Marijuana Consumption

By June 1, 2018

Q&A from a recent forensic toxicology webinar on using an ACQUITY UPLC I-Class/Xevo TQ-S micro MS system for quantifying cannabinoids in oral fluid.

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From HUPO World Congress: Excitement for SONAR MS Data Acquisition

By November 8, 2017

VP Joe Biden inspires proteomics scientists with a reminder of ‘the urgency of now’ for cancer researchers The 2017 edition of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) World Congress came to a successful conclusion this fall,… Read more >

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A Virus Gives Up One of Its Long-Held Secrets to Researchers at the National University of Singapore

By October 11, 2017

Eradicating all the mosquitoes that may cause Dengue fever isn’t a realistic solution. Instead, researchers at the NUS are using advanced analytical technologies to understand what causes the virus to incubate and spread – and thus, to find a way to stop it.

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Reducing the Frequency of Service Engineer Visits for LC-MS Maintenance to Annual Events

By October 6, 2017

Labs like King’s Liver Laboratories in London need to analyze thousands of samples with fast turnaround times, so it’s critical to have reliable LC-MS/MS instrumentation that works every day and provides accurate and precise results.

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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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