Product News: AbsoluteIDQ® p180 and p150 Editions for Waters Xevo® TQ MS

12 Jul 2012

BIOCRATES Life Sciences announces the launch of new editions of two of its well-established research kit products—AbsoluteIDQ® p180 und p150. Both kits, which had originally been developed for use with the AB Sciex API 4000TM or 4000 QTRAP® mass spectrometers, are now also available for Waters Xevo® TQ MS systems, enabling even more research institutions to take advantage of targeted metabolite identification and quantification based on a ready-to-use kit system with automated workflow.

AbsoluteIDQ® p180 Kit—Waters Xevo® TQ MS edition.
Now also running on the ACQUITY UPLC system by Waters, the new edition of the AbsoluteIDQ p180 Kit speeds up your research, requiring only 16 hours of measurement time compared with 32 hours for conventional high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The Waters UPLC® technology was created especially for scientists who seek proven, reliable technology that simultaneously improves laboratory productivity, efficiency, and throughput. With its success demonstrated by more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, 300 application notes, and dramatic process improvements, leading companies and institutions around the world have standardized on UPLC for measurable scientific and business benefits.

Quantifying more than 180 metabolites from key metabolic pathways, the AbsoluteIDQ p180 Kit delivers the widest range of metabolomic information available from a single targeted assay. Analyzed metabolite classes include acylcarnitines (40), amino acids and biogenic amines (40), hexose, sphingolipids (15), and glycerophospholipids (90).

AbsoluteIDQ® p150 Kit—Waters Xevo® TQ MS edition.
The AbsoluteIDQ p150 Kit is now also available for Waters Xevo TQ mass spectrometers. The kit identifies and quantifies 158 metabolites from 4 compound classes, i.e., acyl-carnitines, amino acids, glycerophospho- and sphingolipids, and hexose using a FIA-MS/MS method. It is an excellent choice for researchers who are looking for a cost-effective solution to measure endogenous metabolites under quality-controlled conditions in their own laboratory.
Both kits feature the proprietary MetIDQ™ software for the automated calculation of metabolite concentrations, a standardized 96-well plate format for manual and automated preparation, require only small sample volumes of 10 μL, and are suitable for use with a wide range of biological samples.