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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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Microflow LC-MS in Early Discovery through Development

By April 23, 2015

Let’s face it. Microflow LC-MS is a challenge. Only a few do it well, and even fewer do it well consistently. And for those who have had success, their methods can completely fall apart when… Read more >

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John McLean, Vanderbilt University and Structural Mass Spectrometry

By March 9, 2015

The advancing role of ion mobility MS in systems biology At our  Pittcon conference on Monday, March 9, 2015, we showcased the innovative work of Prof. John McLean of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Innovative Technology.… Read more >

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Compliance Can Be Complicated, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

By February 18, 2015

Compliance is required by every regulated industry and in nearly every nation. Whether it’s complying with strict regulations from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the European Directorate for Quality Medicines, or other regulators… Read more >

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Discovery OMICS for Food Authenticity Testing

By December 8, 2014

There is increased concern regarding the authenticity of basmati rice throughout the world. For years, traders have been passing off a lesser quality rice as the world’s finest long-grained, aromatic rice, basmati, in key markets like… Read more >

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Analysis of Beta-Blockers at Low Levels of Concentration

By November 12, 2014

Beta-blockers block the action of β-adrenergic agonists at the β-receptors in the cells of heart muscle and other tissues of the sympathetic nervous system. Legally, beta-blockers are primarily prescribed for the management of hypertension, angina,… Read more >

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