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Drugs Found in Fingerprints Using Imaging Mass Spectrometry

May 11, 2015 3:57 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tiny trace amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin can be found on fingerprints using mass spectrometry, according to a new study. The advanced technique can find incredibly small amounts of the narcotics on a fingerprint, the National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers found. Read more...

Monitoring Lipid, Detergent Content in Biological Samples Using IR-Based Spectrometry

October 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by Chandreyee Das, Ph.D., Senior Technical Writer, Protein Detection, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

Many biological samples in the course of drug...

Advances in Protein Detection and Quantitation Methods

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Nuno Goncalves, Manager of Novel Biomolecular Detection, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

Protein detection and quantitation is required...

New Extractor Optimized for Processing Medicinal Marijuana

September 9, 2014 9:30 am | by Dr. Kenneth James, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The need for pharmaceutical grade cannabis oil...

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Roche, Immatics Launch $17M Cancer Collaboration

November 13, 2013 10:07 am | News | Comments

Roche and immatics biotechnologies GmbH announced a strategic research and development collaboration covering multiple cancer vaccines and immunotherapeutics. Immatics will receive an upfront payment of $17 million and committed research funding plus potential milestone payments and royalties that could reach values in excess of $1 billion.

Multiple Action Hormone Corrects Diabetes

October 31, 2013 2:08 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a new therapeutic approach for treatment of type 2 diabetes. How does a novel single molecule hormone, which acts equally on the receptors of the insulin-stimulating hormones GLP-1 and GIP, reduce weight and improve blood sugar? Find out...

Old Drug May Treat Infectious Diseases, Cancer

October 31, 2013 11:52 am | News | Comments

Meclizine, an over-the-counter drug used for decades to treat nausea and motion sickness, has the potential for new uses to treat certain infectious diseases and some forms of cancer, according researchers. How was the drug's new purpose discovered? Find out...


Drug Helps Viruses Kill Cancer Cells

October 16, 2013 11:57 am | News | Comments

The researchers initially used a combination of parvoviruses and valproic acid to treat tumor cells that had been obtained from cervical and pancreatic carcinomas and raised in the culture dish. In both types of cancer, the drug raised the rate of virus-induced cell death. What is the molecular mechanism? Find out...

Amgen, KineMed to Develop Kinetic Biomarkers of Brain Proteinopathies

October 15, 2013 2:36 pm | News | Comments

KineMed Inc. announced an agreement with Amgen to apply KineMed's mass spectrometric Dynamic Proteomics platform to the study of brain protein homeostasis linked to neurodegenerative diseases. What will KineMed's biomarker platform allow Amgen to do? Find out... 

Mass Detector

October 7, 2013 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Waters Corporation introduced the Waters Acquity QDa detector, which is designed to bring high-quality, mass spectral data to chromatographic separations.

New Cancer Biomarker Found?

September 25, 2013 3:08 pm | News | Comments

New insights into the molecular mechanisms of cancer cell growth and metastasis have been discovered, according to a new paper published in Molecular Cell. So how could these new findings be translated into improved and more targeted drugs? Find out...

Labcyte, AstraZeneca to Develop Acoustic Sample Handling Tech

September 25, 2013 2:30 pm | News | Comments

Labcyte Inc. is collaborating with AstraZeneca PLC to use acoustic dispensing combined with mass spectrometry to advance drug discovery applications. So how will this new technology improve the throughput and cost of drug discovery? Find out...


New Product: Intact Protein Analysis System

September 13, 2013 1:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces two additional systems designed to advance intact protein analysis and “quanfirmation.” The new technology will be displayed at the 12th HUPO World Congress at the Pacifico Yokohama in booth 51 from Sept. 14-18, 2013. 

Microplate Designed for FCS

April 25, 2013 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Greiner Bio-One has released the SensoPlate Plus, a 96-well plate with a transparent borosilicate glass bottom and a black cycloolefin frame, SensoPlate Plus was developed especially for use in high-resolution microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.

Agilent Ion Source Now More Efficient

March 21, 2013 12:26 pm | Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD enjoys all the benefits of the 7890B GC and features a redesigned inert MS ion source that enhances performance with highly efficient ion collection.

Benchtop Mass Spec

January 8, 2013 10:59 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Microsaic 4000 MiD from Microsaic Systems offers a redesigned unit with a smaller footprint. The 4000 MiD fits into a standard lab fume hood, opening up further opportunities in the field of reaction monitoring.

Detector-Agnostic Software

November 26, 2012 12:09 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Scientific TraceFinder software version 2.1 performs routine analysis with GC, LC, HPLC, GC-MS, and LC-MS, including non-mass spectrometry detectors.


Triple Quadrupole Analyzer

September 19, 2012 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ionics Mass Spectrometry had added an ultra-high sensitivity product to its latest generation of the 3Q Molecular Analyzers.

Omics Software

September 17, 2012 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genedata has released Genedata Expressionist MSX for academic proteomics and metabolomics research. Expressionist MSX offers the same superior algorithms and data visualization capabilities available in the enterprise-level Genedata Expressionist for Mass Spectrometry.

LC-TQ Mass Spectrometers

September 12, 2012 10:47 am | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker has launched two LC-triple quadrupole mass spectrometers, the high-performance EVOQ Qube and the ultra-high sensitivity EVOQ Elite.

GC/Mass Spectrometer

June 19, 2012 12:15 pm | Drug Discovery & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu’s GCMS-TQ8030 triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer offers a solution to contamination challenges along with  speed, accuracy, and ease of operation.

TOF Mass Spectrometer

June 15, 2012 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MSc2 fragmentation on LECO’s Citius LC-HRT High Resolution Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer can enhance analysis in metabolomics, natural products, and more.

MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometer

June 15, 2012 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker’s ultrafleXtreme MALDI TOF/TOF system offers increased analytical power and functionality for molecular histology and glycoprotein and biopharmaceuticals analysis.

Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer

June 15, 2012 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ LCMS-8040 combines improved ion optics and collision cell technology with ultra-fast technologies to expand the application range.

LC/MS for Dried Blood-Spot Analysis

June 12, 2012 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. offers the Automated Card Extraction LC/MS system, an integrated instrument for the analysis of dried blood spots and other dried media.

Automated LC/MS for Dried Blood-Spot Analysis

June 1, 2012 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. offers the Agilent Automated Card Extraction LC/MS system, an integrated instrument for the analysis of dried blood spots and other dried media.

LC/MS Reagents

May 24, 2012 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced three ultrapure Fisher Chemical Optima LC/MS-grade reagents that modify the mobile phase to minimize background noise and enhance detection.

MALDI-TOF Detector

May 18, 2012 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Photonis USA announces the High Mass BiPolar MALDI-TOF detector which improves the detection efficiency of very high mass ions with significantly less complexity.

Spectroscopy Software

May 3, 2012 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced the latest release in its GRAMS Suite of spectroscopy software, a solution for visualizing, processing, reporting, and managing spectroscopy data.

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