Part No: P110Issued year: 2014File size: 0.25mbFile type: pdf
Corrosion costs the petroleum industry an estimated $1.3 billion in non-productive time, materials and labor annually. Imidazolines prepared from fatty acids and amines are a widely-used class of chemical corrosion inhibitor, due to excellent performance and ease of handling. However, commercial imidazolines are actually mixtures of several different chemical compounds, and the relative proportions of these species can have a large impact on both corrosion inhibition and product physical properties. The absence of gold standard analytical methods to characterize the active ingredients in imidazoline formulations limits the understanding of the chemistry of these materials. It is for this reason that a SPE-LC-MS method was developed to supplement the chemical information afforded by bulk testing / wet chemistry methods. It is anticipated that this method will have significant impact in the formulation of new corrosion inhibitors for oilfield applications as well as the quality control of finished products in manufacturing.
Part No: P116Issued year: 2014File size: 0.45mbFile type: pdf
This poster details current sample preparation strategies for aminoglycoside antibiotics in meat developed in a collaborative effort with Biotage and Tyson Foods, Inc. Springdale Corporate Laboratory to optimize analyte recovery (>70%), minimize analyte suppression and maintain acceptable method precision.
FAST LC-MS 2014
Part No: P070Issued year: 2014File size: 0.55mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes a strong cation exchange SPE protocol for extraction of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and related metabolites from serum.
The ISOLUTE SCX-3 96 well plate format demonstrated as a viable option for serum measurements over a relevant concentration range in clinical diagnostics.
It is anticipated that strategies presented in this poster would be of broad-based interest to clinical laboratories focused on combining parent/metabolite assays into a single analysis.
Part No: P052Issued year: 2013File size: 0.48mbFile type: pdf
Pain management therapy warrants constant monitoring of therapeutic levels of prescribed drug levels in patient urine samples. The number of samples being submitted for analysis has increased dramatically in the last 10 years with improvements in high throughput automated screening capabilities. Patient samples analysis is complicated by the need for an effective sample preparation methodology that can extract target analytes from complex matrices with good efficiency. Further complicating the process is the need to enzymatically hydrolyse the glucoronidated metabolites prior to extraction from the urine matrix. A fully automated sample preparation process using a TECAN Freedom EVO® 100 was designed to incorporate both the enzymatic hydrolysis and subsequent sample preparation assay as one continuous workflow. Supported Liquid Extraction (ISOLUTE SLE+) which offers an efficient alternative to traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and solid phase extraction (SPE) techniques was used to extract a suite of pain management drugs from spiked urine samples. A recovery and quantitation assay was run on the TECAN Freedom EVO® 100 using mock patient samples to demonstrate utility of automation process.
MSACL, Pain Management, Biotage, SPE, SLE, LLE, Supported Liquid Extraction, Drugs, MSACL, San Diego, 2013
Part No: Issued year: 2014File size: 0.88mbFile type: pdf
This poster presents the synthesis of peptidoglycan fragments where the coupling of peptides and carbohydrates was achieved using microwave heating. The fully automated total synthesis of a complex branched peptide is also presented. The fragments were synthesized using Biotage® Initiator+ SP Wave, Biotage® Syro Wave™ and Biotage® Initiator+ Alstra™ respectively. Presented at EPS, Sofia, 2014.
Part No: P047Issued year: 2012File size: 0.6mbFile type: pdf
The potential harm caused by synthetic cannabinoids is a significant concern since exposures and reports of human fatalities due to these substances is widespread . Detection of these relatively new type designer drugs in blood is essential in forensic toxicology, other scientific and medical fields.
Cannabinoids, SLE, SLE+, Supported Liquid Extraction,
Part No: P144Issued year: 2016File size: 0.6mbFile type: pdf
The ability to extract a broad range of different drugs from a biological matrix allows for the expedited analysis of a patient sample using LC-MS/MS. Typically small molecules are extracted from matrices like urine based on their polarities. A fast and reliable sample preparation method that could be implemented to extract drugs of different polarities from urine could be used as a screening tool to quickly identify the presence of illicit drugs in patient samples using LC-MS-MS.
This poster demonstrates the utility of supported liquid extraction for the extraction of over 30 different acidic, basic and neutral drugs in urine prior to LC-MS/MS.
Part No: P035Issued year: 2012File size: 0.26mbFile type: pdf
Vitamin D deficiency can result in various health issues such as osteoporosis, liver and kidney problems and is associated with increased risk of cancers and multiple
sclerosis. From this standpoint vitamin D analysis has extremely important clinical relevance. This poster presents a novel method for the extraction of 25 hydroxyvitamin D demonstrating acceptable validation parameters from serum calibrators and DEQAS supplied samples using ISOLUTE SLE+.
Part No: P109Issued year: 2014File size: 0.43mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes a supported liquid extraction method for extraction of a class of novel psychoactive substances (NBOMes) with analysis using laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD) MS/MS. Samples are oral fluid collected using Salivettes.
Part No: P081Issued year: 2014File size: 0.42mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes a reduced workflow solid phase extraction method for extraction of vitamin B7 (biotin) from human serum. Using EVOLUTE EXPRESS AX 96-well plates, the traditional sorbent conditioning and equilibration steps are not required, meaning the sample can be applied directly to the dry plate. Post extraction evaporation is also eliminated.
Part No: P091Issued year: 2014File size: 0.38mbFile type: pdf
This report details a “load, wash, elute” weak cation exchange solid phase extraction procedure amenable to both plasma and urine samples. The extracts are subsequently injected into an LC-MS/MS system. The preliminary sample preparation method was developed at the Biotage US Applications lab (Charlotte, NC).The method was then transferred to Ionics (Bolton, ON, Canada) to facilitate the nmole/L measurements of the selected biomarkers
by laminar flow tandem mass spectrometry. The SPE-LC-ESIMS/ MS method parameters were first optimized using pooled mixed gender plasma. A set of patient samples (n=32) was later supplied by the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) that had previously been analyzed by a validated referee method. The population represented measured values across a range of clinical relevance.
Part No: P183Issued year: 2018File size: 1.3mbFile type: pdf
The compound 4 Methylimidazole (4-MeI) is made during the production of caramel color commonly found in foods and beverages, especially sodas.
The Codex Alimentarius of the World Health Organization sets a limit of 250 mg/kg of 4-MeI. Also, the state of California has added 4-MeI to its Prop 65 list at an exposure level of 29 μg/day.
This study looks at 4-MeI levels in sodas and malt sodas which
are sold in and outside the state of California. The first section, included in this poster, describes the performance of automated solid
phase extraction of 4-MeI using conventional HPLC/MS detection.
ASMS 2018, San Diego, CA
Part No: P044Issued year: 2012File size: 0.89mbFile type: pdf
The objective was to develop a GC-MS assay for the determination of free benzodiazepines using Supported Liquid Extraction (SLE). The SLE extraction mechanism is very efficient, delivering higher analyte recoveries and cleaner extracts than equivalent LLE methods.
ISOLUTE, SLE, SLE+, Supported Liquid Extraction, Benzodiazepines, Forensic, Drugs, DOA, Drugs of Abuse, SOFT,
Part No: Issued year: 2016File size: 0.94mbFile type: pdf
Cortisol measurement in hair samples scan be a useful indicator of chronic stress. This poster compares a new LC-MS/MS method with an existing immunoassay based method.
The Biotage Bead Ruptor is used effectively for hair pre-treatment.
Part No: P159Issued year: 2017File size: 0.25mbFile type: pdf
When it comes to polar organic compound purification,
many chemists turn to normal-phase flash
chromatography often utilizing dichloromethane and
methanol as the eluting solvents. While this can work, it
often can be challenging to optimize due to methanol’s
high polarity and protic chemistry.
Part No: P169Issued year: 2017File size: 0.23mbFile type: pdf
Improvements in solid phase peptide synthesis strategies and
development of resin linkages susceptible to low acid cleavage
conditions has enabled synthesis of long peptides while keeping the
protecting groups intact. This strategy is now used for the
preparation of chemically synthesized proteins, wherein shorter
peptide fragments are ligated together. They are also found in the
synthesis of peptide macrocycles that utilize head-to-tail cyclization strategies. Although linear synthesis of protected peptides is generally straightforward, purification of these compounds using traditional reversed phase methods is quite challenging. Herein we describe the use of normal phase chromatography for purification of fully protected peptides.
Part No: P164Issued year: 2017File size: 0.69mbFile type: pdf
Most drugs, both licit and illicit, are excreted in urine as glucuronide conjugates. Hydrolysis using beta-glucuronidase converts the glucuronidated metabolites back to their “free” or non-conjugated
form, increasing sensitivity for LC-MS/MS analysis. Hydrolysis using red abalone, abalone, and recombinant beta-glucuronidase enzymes was evaluated using an in-well hydrolysis plate to determine which provided the most efficient hydrolysis of glucuronide metabolites without affecting overall recovery of nonconjugated compounds. A glucuronide control containing 8 glucuronide compounds was used to determine the extent of hydrolysis that occurred. A non-conjugated control containing 96 licit and illicit drugs of abuse was evaluated to determine if signal suppression occurred as a result of enzyme hydrolysis.