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Phenome Research Footprint Continues to Expand

By June 8, 2016

Congratulations are in order as the University of Birmingham is the most recent university to expand the footprint of metabolic phenotyping research centres around the world. As state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping facilities able to conduct small-scale… Read more >

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An Inflection Point for Biopharmaceutical Host Cell Protein Analysis

By June 7, 2016

Has LC-MS Become a Generally Accepted Tool for Complementing Immunoassay-based HCP Analysis? My colleague Catalin Doneanu and I just returned from Lisbon, Portugal, where we attended the BEBPA Conference on Host Cell Protein (HCP) analysis.… Read more >

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Webinar Highlights: Facilitating Drug Discovery with HDX-Mass Spectrometry

By May 23, 2016

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and Waters recently conducted a webinar on how hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) can improve biotherapeutic drug discovery and development processes. Our first speaker, Prof. Ganesh Anand — a… Read more >

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High-throughput Microscale Bioanalysis is not a Paradox

By May 21, 2016

  Question: When someone says microscale chromatography, what comes to mind? Increased sensitivity? Reduced sample volume? Enhanced MS sampling efficiency? Yes, yes, and yes! You might also say, “finicky,” “slow,” or “only one person in… Read more >

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WRIB 2016: Diversity of Platforms and Approaches Needed for Bioanalysts

By May 16, 2016

Held April 18–22 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, WRIB 2016 was well attended this year, with about 700 attendees. This 10th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis, where regulators and professionals representing pharma/biopharma, biotech, CRO… Read more >

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Simon Fraser University Opens Suite of Mass Spectrometers for Natural Products Discovery Research

By May 9, 2016

As a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Roger Linington discovered his future life’s work serendipitously. While studying sponges, it became clear to him that one of the challenges in studying macroorganisms… Read more >

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Out with the old, in with the new…

By May 3, 2016

We’re all familiar with the adage, “Out with the old, in with the new,” but we probably tend to think of it as it applies to clothes for donation or past relationships, and maybe not… Read more >

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It’s all about Good Science

By April 20, 2016

Participating in the 16th annual International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), it became clear that academic research institutions, regulatory agencies, and dietary supplement/herbal medicine manufacturers want the same thing – to keep consumers… Read more >

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Tof-HRMS: Rescuing Low-Exposure Bioanalysis Applications from Chemical Noise

By April 18, 2016

The drug development process requires pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis to be performed as part of safety and efficacy studies in both preclinical species and human subjects. For high-sensitivity bioanalysis, liquid chromatography (LC) coupled to a triple… Read more >

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Mass detection and mAb QC: How a cost-effective and robust peptide mapping method confirms CDR peptides – and can be validated

By March 15, 2016

The quality issues of biopharmaceutical therapeutics are definitely different from chemical drugs because of the increased complexity of manufacturing processes and complexity of the biologic molecules themselves. There is an increasing need for detailed product… Read more >

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