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MRM method transfer from a SCIEX Triple Quad or QTRAP 6500+ system to the SCIEX 7500 system

MRM method transfer from a SCIEX Triple Quad or QTRAP 6500+ system to the SCIEX 7500 system

General recommendations when beginning method development Objective: The purpose of this document is to provide a quick reference for transferring MRM-based quantification methods from a SCIEX Triple Quad or QTRAP 6500+ system to a SCIEX 7500 system. While the best...

What is SWATH acquisition and what are the critical acquisition attributes?

What is SWATH acquisition and what are the critical acquisition attributes?

In data-independent acquisition strategies like SWATH acquisition, an expanded mass isolation window is stepped across a mass range covering the mass-to-charge (m/z) distribution of peptides and a full scan MS/MS spectrum is collected at each step. Post-acquisition,...

High level method optimization considerations for Echo MS system

High level method optimization considerations for Echo MS system

While an in-depth discussion of method development and optimization for the Echo® MS system is beyond the scope of a community post, here are some points to consider as part of the process: The maximum recommended ion spray voltage for prolonged electrode life is 5000...

High level method optimization considerations for Echo MS system

What to do if you see peak shape deterioration or jagged peaks in your Echo MS system data?

Once a method has been developed, and good, consistent peak shapes have been obtained for an assay, the Echo® MS system is generally quite consistent. If peak quality deteriorates, consider the following points: The viscosity of the sample can affect the peak shape...

High level method optimization considerations for Echo MS system

Tips to maximize electrode lifetime for Echo MS system

While it’s easy to think of the Echo® MS system as an ultrafast LC system in front of the SCIEX Triple Quad 6500+ mass spectrometer, the system operates on fundamentally different principles. For this reason, it requires different routine maintenance to keep it...

Automatic calibration in minutes for microflow LC  with the OptiFlow source on ZenoTOF 7600 system

Automatic calibration in minutes for microflow LC with the OptiFlow source on ZenoTOF 7600 system

The OptiFlow ion source for the SCIEX ZenoTOF 7600 system is equipped with an ESI calibration probe for automatic calibration during microflow experiments (diagram below). The ESI probe is installed orthogonal to the microflow probe in the OptiFlow source and...

Standard addition workflow – for quantification and calculating background levels

Standard addition workflow – for quantification and calculating background levels

The method of standard addition is a quantitative analysis approach used in situations where matrix effects from complex samples contributes to the analytical signal. This makes it impossible to compare the analytical signal between sample and standard using a...

Full, partial and empty capsid ratios for AAV analysis: What’s the big deal?

Full, partial and empty capsid ratios for AAV analysis: What’s the big deal?

For many of you working to develop gene therapy drugs, you know that the time to market the drug is critical. Because gene therapeutics cure diseases by targeting specific genes, it is a constant race to see who develops the drug first. Unlike other classes of drugs where multiple medications can be used to treat a disease, whoever is first to develop a gene therapy drug wins.