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Rethinking Routine Analytical Workflows through Volume Reduction and Solvent Consumption
29 November, 2022
Amber Cain (Application Scientist, Biotage)
Presented here is a brief overview of common but essential workflows in a microelution format, fully automated on the Biotage® Extrahera LV-200 sample preparation instrument. Workflows are simple, cost effective, and include discussions of drugs of abuse, steroids, catecholamines, and metanephrines.
Knowing How to Make ICP-MS Easier
Gareth Pearson (Agilent, Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre, Melbourne, Australia), Glenn Woods (Agilent, Centre of Excellence, Manchester, UK), and James Dellis (Agilent, Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
Learn how Easy-fit supplies can simplify your workflow, discover tools that can help you get your ICP-MS configured right for your analysis, take a look at ICP-MS MassHunter software, and learn about some of the simple software tools and time-saving tips that can help you get the very best out of your ICP-MS.
Discover a Microelution Extraction Technique for Drugs of Abuse with Streamlined Sample Clean-up
Ritesh Pandya (Forensic Technical Specialist, UCT)
This presentation outlines methods for extracting a large drugs of abuse panel from urine and plasma using reverse-phase and mixed-mode sorbent chemistries in a microelution format. HPLC separation was carried out using UCT’s Selectra® PFPP column prior to the analysis on LC‐MS/MS.
Robust, Reproducible, and Quantitative Analysis of Thousands of Proteomes by Micro-flow LC-MS/MS
This webinar offers a deep understanding of the advantages and place of microLC hyphenation with high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) MS in proteomics research. Examples covering real biological samples analysis from cell lysates to urine, plasma, and cerebrospinal fluid, are presented.
Quantitation of Selected PFAS in Human Whole-Blood Utilizing VAMS (Volumetric Absorptive Micro Sampling) and Latest-Generation Triple Quadrupole Instrumentation
Andrew Patterson (Eurofins Environment Testing America - Specialty Services Division)
This webinar provides an effective approach for studying PFAS in human whole blood and also discusses the challenges of PFAS analysis in blood serum and how to overcome them.
LESS IS MORE: Microelution Extraction for High Throughput Bioanalytical Workflows
Stephanie Marin (Biotage LLC, Charlotte, NC, USA)
By watching this presentation you learn to appreciate the differences between microelution and traditional SPE products and protocols, describe processing conditions for manual and automated workflows for microelution columns, and compare protocols and results for a panel of steroids and a drug panel using traditional SPE columns and microelution columns.
Perfecting Pcats – Developing a More Robust UHPLC-MS/MS Method for Plasma Catecholamines using Low Volume SPE
Adam Senior (Biotage GB Limited)
This presentation discusses typical plasma matrices and the effects of different sample pre-treatments. The importance of analyte and sorbent pH control is discussed along with selection of suitable approaches to maximize removal of matrix interferences and enhance method robustness. The final section covers different strategies for analyte enrichment to maintain method LOQs, using manual and automated low volume elution SPE procedures.
NPS Screening and Identification: Nominal and Accurate Mass Approaches for Ultimate Success
Pierre Negri (SCIEX)
In this webinar, the presenter discusses how nominal mass and accurate mass instruments can be used in forensic toxicology workflows as two different yet complementary approaches for screening and identifying novel psychoactive substances (NPS). The two different LC-MS/MS platforms are presented with an explanation of how they are used strategically for the detection and identification of NPS with a high level of sensitivity and specificity.
Extraction of New and Emerging Drugs of Abuse Prior to LC-MS or GC-MS Analysis
Jillian Neifeld (Biotage AB)
This webinar discusses how to extract various designer drugs of abuse from urine, whole blood, oral fluid, and hair prior to LC-MS or GC-MS analysis. Specifically discussed are synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic opioids, synthetic benzodiazepines, and synthetic stimulants.
Trials and Tribulations of Fat Soluble Vitamin Analysis by UHPLC-MS/MS
Alan Edgington (Biotage, UK)
This webinar summarizes the work performed to develop a method for the analysis of fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A (Retinol and Beta Carotene), D (25 Hydroxy D3 and 25 Hydroxy D2), E (Alpha Tocopherol) and K (Phylloquinone and Menaquinone) in human serum.
Smarter Sample Prep: Moving your Workflow from Manual Processing to Automation
Dr Dan Menasco (Biotage AB)
This webinar discusses the systems and software available to address various levels of sample complexity and the transitional elements one must consider to strategically move into automating sample prep.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Considerations for Minimizing Matrix Effect and Maximizing Recovery for Clinical Panels Large and Small
Dr Lee Williams (Biotage GB Limited)
This webinar discusses typical clinical matrices such as whole blood, plasma, serum, urine and oral fluid with specific emphasis on a variety of endogenous components. Matrix complexity will be illustrated and related to a variety of clinical assays, demonstrating potential impact on method robustness.
Opioids: Choosing the Best Solution for your Laboratory
Jillian Neifeld (Applications Chemist, Biotage)
This webinar provides sample preparation solutions for synthetic opioids analysis in forensic laboratories. We discuss the opioid epidemic, extraction techniques to include supported liquid extraction and solid phase extraction, matrices that can be analysed with these techniques, as well as results obtained from the various extraction types.
New Perspectives and Technology in Pyrolysis GC-MS for Forensic and Polymer Analysis: How Smart-Ramped Pyrolysis Leads to Improved Data
Kurt Thaxton (GERSTEL International Product Manager, Pyrolysis and Thermal Desorption)
This introductory webinar will describe the hardware advances in pyrolysis-GC-MS in more detail and provides examples of improvement in data quality, using samples drawn from forensic and polymer application areas.
Advances in Forensics & Toxicology eSeminar
Tania A. Sasaki, Alex J. Krotulski, Rafael Venson, Fred Foster, Alberto Salomone & Timothy Fassette
This on-demand eSeminar sponsored by GERSTEL, SCIEX and UCT, covers topics such as drug testing of urine, pharmaceutical and drugs of abuse monitoring, designer drug detection, sample preparation techniques for opioids, and QuEChERS in DUI testing.
High Resolution Orbitrap MS for Detecting New Psychoactive Drugs, A User’s Perspective
Marta Concheiro (Assistant Professor of Forensic Toxicology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York)
In this webinar you will learn about two analytical methods for the determination of new psychoactive stimulants in urine by liquid chromatography–high resolution mass spectrometry with Orbitrap technology.
Detección de las Nuevas Sustancias Psicoactivas mediante el espectrómetro de masas de alta resolución Orbitrap MS, perspectiva del usuario
Marta Concheiro (Profesora Asistente de Toxicología Forense, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University de Nueva York)
En este seminario web aprenderá en el español sobre dos métodos analíticos para la determinación de nuevos estimulantes psicoactivos utilizando cromatografía liquida acoplada a espectrometría de masas de alta resolución con tecnología de Orbitrap™ MS.
The power of CE-MS: Charge Heterogeneity Analysis
Esme Candish (SCIEX)
Integrating CE and electrospray ionization (ESI) into one dynamic process, within the same device (CESI), simplifies coupling CE with MS. CESI-MS can be employed to characterize differences in the charge and glycosylation profiles of mAbs from different manufacturers. Learn the value of CESI-MS to the characterization of mAbs, and how the technique can characterize differences in charge and glycosylation profiles.
Introduction to CE - Training Course
Self-paced online course with validated learning and certificate of completion
Analytical Training Solutions | Separation Science
If you use capillary electrophoresis (CE) in your work and want a better understanding of the technique, or want to start with CE and want to be well prepared, this course is for you. The course is designed for analytical scientists and technicians who use CE in their regular job, but also lab managers and quality assurance or regulatory people who need to review CE work might find it useful. No previous CE training is assumed, however, much of the course will also appeal to the experienced scientist who wants a firm ground in the basics of CE.