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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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Advancing Diagnostic Screening with the RenataDX Screening System

By October 11, 2018

Waters’ legacy of purposeful innovation continues with the recently introduced RenataDX Screening System, a flow-injection tandem mass spectrometry system for high-throughput analysis of extracted dried blood spots and other physiological matrices.

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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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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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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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Infographic: It’s the Gold Standard for Quantitative Measurements

By March 3, 2017

Not that long ago they were as big as a car and cost so much that only the most well-funded research institutions were able to afford them, along with the scientists that knew how to run them.

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