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Mass spectrometry
Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that identifies the chemical composition of a compound or sample based on the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. A sample undergoes chemical fragmentation, thereby forming charged particles (ions). The ratio of charge to mass of the particles is calculated by passing them through electric and magnetic fields in a mass spectrometer. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Mass spectrometry’ in their stories:
Pharmacy data protection with behavioural analytics
LightCyber Magna is providing behavioural attack detection technology to protect patient data at PDX pharmacy chain
Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Research published by the University of Eastern Finland indicates a link between reduced type 2 diabetes and the consumption of eggs
Battery afterthoughts give medical device designers a headache
At the end of March, Sataya Nadella the new CEO of Microsoft gave his first keynote speech only 52 days into his new role. Speaking at the company’s Cloud conference, also dubbed the "Office for iPad" event, he expressed Microsoft’s vision for mobile and cloud computing moving forward. Here, Neil
3D printing process with smooth surfaces developed for lenses and glasses
Making things with a three-dimensional (3D) printer is quickly becoming a commonplace activity. In part this is because of the expanding range of "printable’ materials, which now includes precious metals, biological tissue and even the ingredients for a pizza. But the machines are still not very go
Laboratory automation reduces prep time
Mass spectrometry sample preparation time reductions available with laboratory automation systems
Dried blood spot analysis patent published
Spark Holland has succeeded in publishing a patent in the USA for dried blood spot preparation and testing methods and equipment
Automated liquid handling systems on show at SLAS event
Tecan is attending the SLAS conference in San Diego to show its automated liquid handling systems for laboratories
Study examines effect of loud music on hearing loss
The Medical Research Council is kicking off a large study into the correlation between listening to loud music and hearing loss in the UK
Scientists returns from hypoxia research expedition
Researchers have returned from a Mount Everest expedition to investigate hypoxia using blood gas analysers from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Nanofibres help in targeting fungal infections
New material breakthrough involving biocompatible nanofibres provides hope in the relief of fungal infections
Cloud-based imaging system reduces waiting times
Sectra has supplied cloud-based medical imaging services to a number of locations for Northwest ImageShare for improved waiting times
Auto sampling collaboration on drug discovery technology
LabCyte and AstraZeneca are partnering on an acoustic dispensing project with mass spectrometry for drug discovery applications
Bioprocessing technology innovation on show at US event
Thermo Fisher Scientific is attending the BioProcess International Conference with its range of products for Biopharma discovery and production
Robotic angioplasty effectiveness study launched
Corindus has begun its Precision Registry study to examine the safety and effectiveness of using robotics for percutaneous coronary intervention procedures
Mass spectrometer for characterization of biopharmaceuticals
Bruker Daltronics has introduced its Maxis high definition ultra-high resolution QTOF mass spectrometer to the market at the Human Proteome Organization congress
Complex imaging requirements addressed with EPIQ Ultrasound System
Philips can now market its EPIQ ultrasound system in the USA to address the complex imaging requirements of an aging population after receiving FDA clearance
Bruker releases standardized NMR platform for clinical screening and in vitro diagnostics
Bruker is releasing a standardized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy platform for its clinical and diagnostics partners that enables cost-effective, high-performance NMR clinical screening and IVD-by-NMR discovery, development and validation of novel NMR assays.
New Innovation and Knowledge Centre aims to drive UK's Synthetic Biology progress
A new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) aims to boost the UK's ability to translate the emerging field of synthetic biology into application and provide a bridge between academia and industry.
AB SCIEX mass spectrometry solutions improves identification and quantitation performance
AB SCIEX unveils three new solutions for biological researchers to improve identification and quantitation of proteins, peptides, metabolites and lipids.
PerkinElmer unveils new generation of tandem mass spectrometers
At the 2013 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference, PerkinElmer plans to introduce the AxION iQT gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometer (GC/MS/MS).
EPSRC invests into research projects set to make phones, probes and sensors transform healthcare
A £32 million investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is going to establish three new Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRCs) which will fund several innovative projects including: smart-phone test and tracking systems for infectious diseases;
Ekahau sees record growth for location-aware messaging solution sales
Ekahau reports record growth of the company's location-aware messaging solution with a 77 percent increase in badge tag customers since 2011.
BD Diagnostics signs international distributor deal with Bruker Daltonics
BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), signs an international distributor agreement with Bruker Daltonics to sell and provide front-line technical support for the co-labelled BD Bruker MALDI Biotyper System.
Bone Therapeutics partners Erasme University Hospital to start Phase IIa trial in osteoporosis with bone cell therapy
Bone Therapeutics' partner, the Rheumatology Department of Erasme University Hospital (Brussels, Belgium), initiates a Phase IIa trial with its lead bone cell therapy product PREOB for the treatment of severe osteoporosis patients who do not respond to pharmacological treatment.
Luminescence imaging solution provides new multi-modality insights into luminescence-based in vivo imaging
Aspect Imaging's LumiQuant software and hardware solution for co-registering and measuring luminescence imaging images is now compatible with the Bruker ICON compact high-performance MRI system.
Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System offers improved patient results
A new retrospective study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that Kinetic Concepts' ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (ABThera OA NPT) was associated with a significantly higher ultimate midline fascial closure rate compared to traditional Bar
Prosolia introduces surface extraction system for mass spectrometry
Prosolia introduces flowprobe, an automated chemical analysis platform for mass spectrometric sample introduction.
Low cost prosthetic knee joint clinches Cool Idea! Award
The ReMotion Knee, a low cost prosthetic knee joint, is the latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award from Proto Labs, the world's fastest manufacturer of CNC machined and injection moulded parts.
AB SCIEX releases first in vitro diagnostic device
AB SCIEX introduces the AB SCIEX API 3200MD and 3200MD QTRAP LC/MS/MS systems, two devices that can be used to analyse trace levels of multiple compounds in human samples for diagnostic purposes.
European tour starts rolling with analytical tools from AB SCIEX, Phenomenex and Peak Scientific
AB SCIEX, Phenomenex and Peak Scientific are starting the 2013 tour of the European MASStastic Voyage, featuring a state-of-the-art mobile laboratory traveling across Europe.
Bruker signs licensing deal with Erasmus Medical Center for rapid testing of beta-lactamase activity
Bruker signs an exclusive licensing agreement with Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands for rapid testing of beta-lactamase activity using MALDI-TOF technology.
Two reference labs sign up With Critical Diagnostics to offer Presage ST2 Assay for heart failure patients
Critical Diagnostics, a US-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases and Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary Berkeley HeartLab, announced today an agreement under which both Quest and Berkeley HeartLab will offer ST2 testing services based on Critical Diagnostics’ Presage ST2 Assay
Nanoparticles technology aims to offer earlier cancer diagnosis solution
A new technology developed at MIT aims to help to make biomarker detection much easier with researchers, led by Sangeeta Bhatia, developing nanoparticles that can home in on a tumour and interact with cancer proteins to produce thousands of biomarkers, which can then be easily detected in the patien
Sorin Group receives Japanese PMDA approval of aortic pericardial heart valve
Sorin Group receives the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) approval for the company's Mitroflow Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve.
AB SCIEX, Phenomenex and Peak Scientific take mobile laboratory on European tour
AB SCIEX, Phenomenex and Peak Scientific plan to take their laboratory solutions across Europe in a mobile laboratory, providing 'open house' opportunities on the European MASStastic Voyage Tour for anyone interested in using mass spectrometry and separation science to solve analytical challenges.
MindChild Medical receives 510(k) for non-invasive fetal heart rate monitor
MindChild Medical receives clearance for its Pre-Marketing Notification (510(k)) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MERIDIAN non-invasive fetal heart monitor.
AB SCIEX partners University of Wollongong to advance lipid analysis
AB SCIEX and the University of Wollongong (UOW) are forming a research partnership to develop lipid analysis capabilities, including the most definitive and comprehensive identification of double bond position in lipids.
New mass spectrometer offers mass resolution greater than 10 million
Bruker introduces the solariX XR Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer (FTMS) with the ParaCell for extreme mass resolution greater than 10 million.
Bruker unveils next-generation biopharmaceutical characterization solutions
Bruker is launching the first software solution to encompass the complete biopharmaceutical characterization challenge, including glycoforms, impurities and modifications.
Liquid chromatography instrument provides plug-and-play interchangeability
AB SCIEX launches the Eksigent ekspert nanoLC 400 system which claims the world's first plug-and-play liquid chromatography system that integrates nano LC and micro LC on the same platform, providing the broadest functionality with the benefits of both flow rate ranges.
Quintiles offers access to EMR data representing 40 million patient lives
To help biopharmaceutical and government organizations better understand how medicines are used and perform in 'real world' settings, Quintiles is making signings and commitments to multiple sources of data that will give it access to de-identified electronic medical records (EMR) data representing
Quest Diagnostics launches molecular test panel for thyroid cancer detection
Quest Diagnostics unveils a new molecular test panel designed to help physicians determine if a thyroid gland is cancerous and requires surgical removal.
AB SCIEX launches the world's most sensitive mass spectrometer
AB SCIEX is introducing the AB SCIEX 6500 series which features the new AB SCIEX Triple Quad 6500 and QTRAP 6500 systems that are next-generation mass spectrometers delivering up to a 10x increase in sensitivity over the best-selling, high-performance triple quadrupole system on the market.
Newborn screening panel measures 13 CAH-associated steroids in a single analysis
Quest Diagnostics is extending the company's endocrine diagnostics menu with the introduction of four new tests panels for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an endocrine disorder found in newborns, children and women.
AB SCIEX expands Workhorse system for routine analysis demands
AB SCIEX is introducing the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 4600 System, a 'workhorse' system to bring the 'groundbreaking' functionality of TripleTOF technology to routine analysis.
Qiagen partners Cardinal Health to offer molecular diagnostic solutions
Qiagen is collaborating with Cardinal Health to extend the company's portfolio of laboratory offerings to select US hospitals to include Qiagen automated laboratory systems and test kits for molecular diagnostics.
Trial data demonstrates feasibility of EndoBarrier re-implantation
GI Dynamics is revealing new data results that demonstrate the feasibility and safety of re-implantation of EndoBarrier, a breakthrough device for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and/or obesity.
Bruker partners with UMCG within new ENRIA network
Bruker plans to collaborate with UMCG within the new European Network for the Rapid Identification of Anaerobes (ENRIA), based on Bruker's MALDI Biotyper system for MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry-based microbial identification.
AB SCIEX broadens UHPLC portfolio
AB SCIEX is broadening the company's portfolio of ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) solutions.
AB SCIEX achieves ISO 13485 to manufacture LC/MS systems
AB SCIEX achieves ISO 13485 certification for its quality management system. ISO 13485 is an international standard that requires a manufacturer to demonstrate a comprehensive and compliant quality management system suitable for the design and manufacturing of medical devices.
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