Part No: P078Issued year: 2014File size: 0.25mbFile type: pdf
This poster focuses on the different strategies that can be employed when using EVOLUTE SPE sorbents (with both single and dual retention mechanisms) to reduce or eliminate residual phospholipids in sample extracts.
Part No: P032Issued year: 2011File size: 1.35mbFile type: pdf
Endogenous phospholipids (outline structure shown in
Figure 1.) present in biological fluids are a major problem
in LC-MS/MS analysis. Due to their strong retention
characteristics in reversed phase chromatography
phospholipids tend not to elute as discrete peaks and are
often very difficult to separate from analytes of interest.
This co-elution often leads to areas of suppression or enhancement in the chromatogram which in turn can cause
quantitation issues. Supported liquid extraction (SLE) is an
analogous technique to traditional liquidliquid
extraction. This poster compares phospholipid removal using a wide variety of solvent combinations, pH control and polar extraction solvents on supported liquid extraction plates
Part No: AN096-HORIssued year: 2014File size: 2.89mbFile type: pdf
Mycotoxin testing in consumer food products has become increasingly important as global food trade increases, making it necessary to identify mycotoxins efficiently and accurately. Deoxynivalenol, also known as vomitoxin, is a mycotoxin commonly found in wheat feed crops. Because wheat is a highly-used raw agricultural export commodity in many counties for both animal feed and consumer food products, it is an important component in the diets of both humans and animals.
Part No: Issued year: 2011File size: 1.65mbFile type: pdf
User Report: Syro I, University of Tokyo. The Suga Laboratory at RCAST, University of Tokyo, uses the Biotage Syro I automated peptide synthesizer for scaling up the chemical synthesis of non-standard peptides.
Part No: AN026-HORIssued year: 2012File size: 0.85mbFile type: pdf
The purpose of this application note is to introduce a modification to the preprogrammed methods on the Biotage® Horizon 1000/3000XL Controller with application firmware version 2.2. The methods are utilized in the solid phase extraction (SPE) process to extract samples for EPA Method 1664AB and fulfill QC requirements.
Part No: 412941-DIssued year: 2012File size: 1.18mbFile type: pdf
ELSD-1080 (evaporative light-scattering detector) is a
universal detector designed for use with Isolera One
and Isolera Four systems when purifying compounds
with little or no UV absorption such as carbohydrates,
steroids, lipids, and terpenes
Part No: AN060-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 1.33mbFile type: pdf
This purpose of this study is to determine how the Directto- GC vial concentrator tube and the DryVap® Concentrator System can optimize the recoveries for both low and high boiling point semi-volatile compounds. A spiking mixture from EPA method 8270D was chosen due to the more volatile compounds in the mix that are difficult to retain during the concentration and subsequent rinsing process; while the higher boiling compounds are more likely to adsorb onto the glass walls.
Part No: AN084Issued year: 2014File size: 0.86mbFile type: pdf
This application note outlines how to use the Isolera system to perform a size-exclusion separation as part of a sample clean up method defined by the EPA, a key sample preparation step in environmental laboratories.
Part No: AN948Issued year: 2020File size: 0.17mbFile type: pdf
The purpose of this application note is to provide an in-line extraction and drying solution for measuring hexane extractable material (HEM) using solid-phase extraction. The extracts are dried in-line during extraction using ISOLUTE® Sodium Sulfate Drying Cartridges. Using the Speed-Vap®, the extracts are then concentrated with gentle heat and consistent air flow, and HEM concentration is determined gravimetrically.
Part No: AN028-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 0.8mbFile type: pdf
Method 1668A is used for determining the level of chlorinated biphenyl congeners by high resolution gas chromatography with high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC/HRMS). For aqueous samples (samples containing less than 1% solids) – Stable isotopically labelled analogs of the toxic PCB’s are spiked into a 1L sample, and the sample is extracted using the Biotage® Horizon 4790 Automated Extraction System along with the Atlantic™ C18 solid phase extraction (SPE) disk.
Samples are then dried and concentrated using the DryVap® Automated Drying and Concentrating System with DryDisk® technology.
Part No: AN005-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.8mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 506 is used to determine Phthalate and Adipate Esters in drinking water. The analytes are extracted from water using a Horizon Technology 47 mm Atlantic C18 disk. The disk is extracted with Acetonitrile and Methylene Chloride. The extract is then dried and concentrated to a final volume of 1.0 mL using the Horizon Technology DryVap® with DryDisk® technology. Final analysis is by GC/PID.
Part No: AN006-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.8mbFile type: pdf
Method 508.1 is used to determine twenty-nine chlorinated
pesticides, three herbicides, and four organohalides in
ground water, drinking water, and water in any treatment
stage. The analytes are extracted from the water using a 47
mm C18 disk. The disk is extracted on the Horizon
Technology SPE-DEX® 4790 Automated Extraction
System using Ethyl Acetate and Methylene Chloride
(DCM). The extract is then dried and concentrated using
the Horizon Technology DryVap® with DryDisk®
technology. Final analysis is by GC/ECD.
Part No: AN010-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.8mbFile type: pdf
Method 526 is a gas chromatography / mass spectrometry(GC/MS) method for the determination of selected semivolatile compounds in raw and finished drinking waters.This method efficiently extracts analytes using the SPEDEX® 4790 with an Atlantic® 47 mm polystyrene divinylbenzene (DVB) disk. The disk is extracted with using Ethyl Acetate (EtAc) and Methylene Chloride (DCM). The extract is then dried and concentrated using the DryVap® concentrator system coupled with DryDisk® technology to a final volume of 1.0 mL. Final analysis is done by GC/MS.
Part No: AN013-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.74mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 548.1 details the procedure for the determination of endothall in drinking water by ionexchange solid phase extraction (SPE), acidic methanol methylation, and gas chromatography / mass spectrometry.
This note presents data from the State of Idaho Bureau of Labs for the initial demonstration of capability using the Biotage® Horizon T4790 Automated Extractor System.
Part No: AN015-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.79mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 552.1 is an ion exchange procedure used for determining haloacetic acids and dalapon in drinking water and drinking water sources.
The purpose of this application note is to present data demonstrating the capability of the Horizon Technology SPE-DEX® 4790 Automated Extraction System to perform the sample extraction required for this method.
Part No: PPS490.gerIssued year: 2019File size: 1.65mbFile type: pdf
Die Flash-Chromatographie ist die bevorzugte
Reinigungsmethode für organische Stoffe, Arzneimittel und
Naturstoffe. In jüngster Zeit hat sie auch die Peptidchemie
erobert, verfügt sie doch über die Fähigkeit, eine Vielzahl
unterschiedlicher Verbindungen effizienter zu trennen, als dies
mit anderen Vorreinigungsverfahren wie z. B. dem Ausfällen
(Protein-Crash) oder der Flüssig-Flüssig-Extraktion möglich ist.
Zur Herstellung reiner Verbindungen können Chemiker je nach
dem gewünschten Reinheitsgrad auf eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher
Variablen zurückgreifen. In diesem Whitepaper möchten
wir die Faktoren erläutern, die für eine erfolgreiche Aufreinigung
mithilfe der Flash-Chromatographie kontrolliert werden müssen.
Part No: P128Issued year: 2015File size: 0.26mbFile type: pdf
In all areas of analytical laboratory testing it is vital to ensure proper quality measures are in place to reduce or eliminate cross contamination between samples, which could result in false positive and/or false negative results. In many cases sample carryover in the LC/MS system is checked early on in the method development process. However, one area that can often be overlooked the sample preparation stage. This involves all aspects including pipetting, sample transfer, extraction protocol, evaporation and mixing steps. This poster examines various stages of the sample preparation process to determine the potential for cross contamination and present approaches to minimize and or eliminate the effect. This is demonstrated via a series of dye experiments combined with analyte testing using LC-MS/MS.
Part No: P126Issued year: 2015File size: 0.48mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates the use of a novel protein and phospholipid depletion plate, for the extraction of 25-hydroxy vitamin D from serum. The extraction protocol was ultimately transferred to an SPE automation platform and method performance versus manual processing was compared.
Part No: P079Issued year: 2014File size: 0.59mbFile type: pdf
The new ISOLUTE® PLD+ Protein and Phospholipid Removal Plate is highlighted in this poster. Protein and phospholipid removal, and analyte recovery are included, along with data illustrating the positive impact of clean (PL and protein free) samples in maintaining analyte signal intensity and low UPLC column back pressure over multiple LCMS runs.
Part No: P088Issued year: 2014File size: 1.06mbFile type: pdf
This poster evaluates the performance of a novel 96-well filter plate (ISOLUTE PLD+ Protein and Phospholipid Removal Plate) for
the simultaneous removal of proteins and phospholipids from serum samples prior to LC-MS/MS analysis.
Part No: P104Issued year: 2014File size: 0.77mbFile type: pdf
This poster presents the ISOLUTE PLD+ Protein and Phospholipid removal plate, highlighting its ease of use and excellent performance with respect to sample clean up, analyte recovery and elimination of back pressure build up in the UPLC system.
Part No: P218Issued year: 2020File size: 1.85mbFile type: pdf
Miniaturisation within various fields of analytical chemistry is not a
new phenomenon. Early phase small animal drug trials have largely
been the driver due to limited sample sizes available. However, this
trend is gaining popularity in forensic/clinical toxicology with
respect to alleviating patient discomfort, particularly in paediatrics.
Increased LC-MS/MS sensitivity has reignited this focus area. This
poster will evaluate a novel low-volume 96-well solid phase
extraction (SPE) format and potential application to forensic and
clinical toxicology. ASMS, 2020.
Part No: AN100-HORIssued year: 2015File size: 3.44mbFile type: pdf
Disinfection by-products (DBP) are an ever-present nuisance in the efforts to purify drinking water, wastewater and municipal waters from various sources. An emerging class of DBP compounds with health effects is nitrosamines1-3 which result from chloramination or chlorination if the water is nitrogen-rich.
Part No: P153Issued year: 2016File size: 0.52mbFile type: pdf
In postmortem cases, where drugs or pesticides have been used for
their poisonous properties, traditional matrices such as urine and
whole blood may be inappropriate for qualitative and quantitative
analysis. As the site of metabolism for most drugs and toxins, the
liver may provide more insight to cause of death than other bodily
This poster describes the use of ISOLUTE SLE+ supported liquid extraction columns to extract a range of drug and pesticide classes form homogenised liver using a simple, streamlined workflow.
Part No: P112Issued year: 2014File size: 1.4mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates the extraction of a range of drugs of abuse from oral fluid, collected with common collection devices, prior to UPLC-MS/MS analysis. The target analyte list includes benzodiazepines, z drugs, amphetamines, cathinones, opiates, cocaine, buprenorphine, PCP, THC-COOH, fentanyl and ketamine.
Part No: P132Issued year: 2015File size: 1.55mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates the extraction of a range of drugs of abuse from oral fluid collection devices using supported liquid extraction suitable for UPLC-MS/MS analysis. Unlike some sample preparation techniques, SLE allows for the simultaneous extraction of cross-functional analytes in a single extraction protocol without forfeiting extract cleanliness.
The target analyte list includes benzodiazepines, z drugs, amphetamines, cathinones, opiates, cocaine, buprenorphine, PCP, THC-COOH, fentanyl and ketamine.
Part No: P087Issued year: 2014File size: 0.94mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes the extraction of a range of drugs of abuse (including barbiturates, THC and metabolites, benzodiazepines, z drugs, amphetamines,cathinones, opiates, cocaine, buprenorphine, PCP, fentanyl and ketamine) from oral fluid using supported liquid extraction (ISOLUTE SLE+) columns prior to GC-MS and LC-MS/MS analysis.
Part No: P138Issued year: 2015File size: 0.82mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates a fast, reliable protocol to extract multiple drug of abuse panels from whole blood using a common supported liquid extraction methodology. This benefits laboratory workflow where multiple assays are run each day, saving both worker hours and
Part No: P026Issued year: 2008File size: 0.36mbFile type: pdf
Matrix components, particularly salts, proteins and
phospholipids, can lead to ion suppression resulting in
inaccurate quantitation and reduced detection limits.
Resin-based mixed-mode cation exchange SPE sorbents
are widely used for the extraction of basic compounds
from biological fluids. The dual retention mechanism
allows a two stage interference wash protocol, which
results in extremely clean extracts.
This poster will investigate the performance of
EVOLUTE™ CX for the extraction of a wide range of basic
drugs from plasma, showing high analyte recovery and
advanced extract cleanliness. The analyte suite was
selected to cover a variety of basic analytes with wide
ranging polarities (LogP values). Extract cleanliness
experiments were performed showing overall ion
suppression, then individual matrix components examined
in terms of protein and phospholipid removal.
Part No: P178 rev 2Issued year: 2018File size: 0.78mbFile type: pdf
This poster evaluates the extraction of a range of drugs of abuse from hydrolyzed and nonhydrolyzed urine using a novel flow through scavenging product, ISOLUTE® HYDRO DME+. Matrix component removal in terms of creatinine and urea, salt residue, pigmentation associated with urobillin content and protein removal will be demonstrated.
Part No: P129Issued year: 2015File size: 0.57mbFile type: pdf
Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is used in a variety of personal care products, such as sunscreens, lotions, cosmetics. MI is a cytotoxin and as a result there is concern because of sensitization and allergic reactions as well as cell and nerve damage. A percentage of the population is at risk from contact dermatitis when exposed to this compound at sufficient concentrations. This poster describes the use of ISOLUTE SLE+ for extraction of MI from sunscreen.
Part No: P151Issued year: 2016File size: 0.96mbFile type: pdf
This poster compares the performance of manual processing to a novel automated sample preparation system prior to GC/MS or LC-MS/MS analysis in forensic toxicology applications. Emphasis is placed on the potential for 96-well cross contamination and strategies for its elimination.
Part No: P025Issued year: 2008File size: 0.35mbFile type: pdf
Matrix components, particularly salts, proteins and phospholipids, can lead to ion suppression resulting in inaccurate quantitation and reduced detection limits.
Resin-based mixed-mode cation exchange SPE sorbents are widely used for the extraction of basic compounds from biological fluids. The dual retention mechanism allows a two stage interference wash protocol, which results in extremely clean extracts. This poster will investigate the performance of EVOLUTE™ CX for the extraction of a wide range of basic
drugs from plasma, showing high analyte recovery and advanced extract cleanliness. The analyte suite was selected to cover a variety of basic analytes with wide ranging polarities (LogP values). Extract cleanliness experiments were performed showing overall ion suppression, then individual matrix components examined
in terms of protein and phospholipid removal.
Part No: P206Issued year: 2019File size: 1.02mbFile type: pdf
Amphetamine, methamphetamine and Ecstasy continue to be widely abused in many parts of the world. Urine analysis is the most popular approach to determining drug intake. This poster examines various sample preparation approaches in the analysis of amphetamines prior to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Comparisons were performed between silica-based and polymer-based SPE (ISOLUTE HCX and EVOLUTE EXPRESS CX) as well as supported liquid extraction (SLE, ISOLUTE SLE+).
Part No: P184 rev 2Issued year: 2018File size: 0.93mbFile type: pdf
Traditionally the analysis of aldosterone and angiotensin (for plasma renin activity measurement) are performed separately. However, the relationship of the aldosterone-to-renin-ratio is a very useful tool to help define the cause of secondary hypertension. This poster compares sample preparation options for the simultaneous extraction of Angiotensin I, II and Aldosterone from plasma.
MSACL EU 2018
MSACL NA 2019
Part No: P147Issued year: 2016File size: 0.27mbFile type: pdf
For as long as column chromatography has been practiced by
organic and medicinal chemists there has been a concern that too
much methanol in the solvent system will dissolve the column’s
silica. This concern has come about because chemists often find a
solid white precipitate in collected fractions after purification. This
phenomenon is usually noticed when dichloromethane and
methanol are used as the mobile phase solvents.
In this poster we will show the results of a study that evaluated the
degree of dissolution for both granular and spherical silica in
methanol and dichloromethane.
Part No: P189 rev 1Issued year: 2018File size: 1.05mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes an improved workflow for the analysis of
drugs of abuse from hair. Implementation of bead homogenization along with automated sample preparation allowed for simplified methodology. The direct solvent extraction approach avoids the need for pre-concentration while maintaining desired LOQs with either 200 or
400 μL of hair extract.
Part No: P194.V.2Issued year: 2020File size: 1.09mbFile type: pdf
Hair analysis is growing in popularity due to the non-invasive nature of the sample collection. Although not used as routinely as other matrices such as blood or urine it does have advantages in that the matrix can indicate prolonged drug exposure. NCFM 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland
Part No: P194Issued year: 2019File size: 1.08mbFile type: pdf
Sample preparation for hair analysis is often lengthy involving multiple manual labor steps from cutting, washing, homogenization/pulverization, digestion, sample extraction and analysis. This poster aims to demonstrate a streamlined sample
preparation workflow for hair analysis.
The workflow is evaluated using a suite of drugs of abuse, including THC and metabolites.
MSACL NA 2019
Part No: P045Issued year: 2012File size: 0.32mbFile type: pdf
This poster will demonstrate SPE sample preparation strategies for the simultaneous extraction of both ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulphate from urine, allowing cleaner extraction protocols compared to traditional dilute and shoot approaches.
EtG, EtS, Urine, Poster, SOFT, Forensic, UPLC, LC-MS/MS, EVOLUTE, AX, WAX
Part No: P127Issued year: 2015File size: 0.17mbFile type: pdf
EVOLUTE® EXPRESS SPE columns and plates combine sorbent wettability with optimized SPE components, allowing better flow consistency and in many cases eliminating the need for SPE column conditioning; thus simplifying and reducing extraction processing. This poster compares the performance of various EVOLUTE EXPRESS column chemistries using 10-500 mg bed weights, in order to investigate whether sorbent conditioning and equilibration steps are truly required.
Part No: P064Issued year: 2014File size: 0.47mbFile type: pdf
This poster presents a simple method for the extraction and subsequent detection of both the traditional hydroxy metabolites and the biologically active dihydroxy metabolites in serum. High analyte recoveries and low ion suppression were demonstrated, allowing limits of quantitation at low pg/mL levels for the di-OH metabolites and < 1 ng/mL levels for the OH metabolites.
Part No: P156Issued year: 2017File size: 0.23mbFile type: pdf
Most drugs are excreted in urine as glucuronide conjugates. Hydrolysis using a beta-glucuronidase enzyme to convert the metabolites to their “free” form for analysis increases sensitivity. Red abalone (Kura Biotech), abalone (Campbell Scientific), and recombinant (IMCSzyme) beta-glucuronidase enzymes were evaluated to determine which provided the most complete hydrolysis of glucuronide metabolites without effecting the overall recovery of non-conjugated compounds.
EVOLUTE EXPRESS CX 96-well plates were used to extract hydrolysed urine samples, and the impact of th enzymes was compared.
MSACL 2017, Palm Springs
SOFT 2017, Boca Raton