image1We’ve kicked of ASMS 2016 with some exciting new systems designed to help pharmaceutical and biologics producers more efficiently discover and develop candidate drugs. If you happen to be at the 64th Annual American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference this week, stop by Booth 319 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and in Texas Ballroom D at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio to check them out.

Not able to swing by San Antonio, Texas? Here’s a little more about the newly launched systems:

The new Thermo Scientific Q Exactive BioPharma MS/MS Hybrid Quadropole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer takes full advantage of the high-resolution, accurate-mass (HRAM) capabilities of the Orbitrap mass analyzer to enable key workflows for protein characterization in a single instrument. Combined with sample prep and analysis methods using Thermo Scientific reagents, columns, UHPLC and data processing technologies, the Q Exactive BioPharma system provides a comprehensive solution for performing biopharmaceutical characterization.

Also featured at ASMS is the new Thermo Scientific Vanquish Flex Binary UHPLC system – the ideal partner for performing qualitative and quantitative LC or LC-MS analysis. Built for high-speed and fast gradient applications, the Vanquish platform is known for outstanding reproducibility.

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New technology from 908 Devices will also be highlighted. Labs using Thermo Fisher’s mass spectrometers can now incorporate 908 Devices’ breakthrough ZipChip microfluidics separation technology to deliver fast, high-quality separations that transform analysis of biomolecules.

Thermo Fisher will also showcase high-profile collaborations through presentations and posters by notable scientists doing breakthrough work with its mass spectrometry technologies.

  • Fan Liu from the Albert Heck Lab, Utrecht University, Netherlands, will present the Improved Workflows for Structural Proteomics Breakfast Workshop. Dr. Liu’s lab is using Orbitrap technology for proteome-wide cross-linking mass spectrometry to chart the cellular interactome, the whole set of molecular interactions in a single cell.
  • Jennifer Abelin from the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will present High-throughput Profiling of HLA Allele-specific Peptides by MS for Improved Epitope Predictionsat the Thermo Fisher Annual User Meeting. She will discuss her use of LC-MS/MS techniques to improve the understanding of antigen processing to identify peptides in diseases including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and infectious diseases.
  • Akhilesh Pandey, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present Getting Ready for Clinical Proteomics at the Thermo Fisher Annual User Meeting. Dr. Pandey will discuss the emerging use of proteomics in a clinical setting. Dr. Pandey is best known for his groundbreaking research in the mapping of the human proteome

More to come!