Editorial Article: Free Webinar Series - Improve Sensitivity and Selectivity by Optimizing Your Mass Spectrometry Small Molecule Workflows

Our five-part webinar series helps you to get the most from your mass spectrometry workflows

15 Aug 2018


Optimizing mass spectrometry workflows to improve productivity in the laboratory can be a huge challenge for lab managers. Complex matrices add another layer of complexity, as detecting and identifying analytes of interest is a challenge regardless of industry.

Join this comprehensive five-part webinar series, where we’ll explore ways to address and overcome these challenges, and demonstrate how processes can be improved through automation or by optimizing every step of your workflow. Focusing on improvements that all labs can make to improve selectivity and sensitivity, we’ll cover optimization of small molecule analysis workflows, from sample prep to separation, to detection and data acquisition. 

From this webinar series, you will learn about:

  • Optimization of your mass spectrometry small molecule workflows to improve selectivity and sensitivity, and to meet current and future testing challenges
  • The latest technological advancements to improve your laboratory processes, and reduce turnaround time and downtime
  • The tips and tricks to help you improve confidence and certainty in your testing results

Part One:

The series begins on Thursday, April 19, with Part I: How to Screen and Identify Unexpected and Unwanted Compounds in Food with the SweEt Multiresidue Method

Join us to hear Susanne Ekroth, from the Swedish National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket), discuss:

  • The SweEt multiresidue generic method as a complete workflow solution
  • Identification of unknown compounds in food
  • Screening and quantitation of compounds with Thermo Scientific™ TraceFinder™ software and Orbitrap™ mass analyzer technology

Part Two:

The series continues on Thursday, June 14, with Part II: Improve Your Ability to Detect and Analyze Polar Pesticides using IC-MS/MS

This webinar will address recent advances that enable the sensitive and specific detection of polar pesticides such as glyphosate, AMPA, glufosinate, chlormequat, diquat, mepiquat, paraquat and propamocarb.

Join us to hear Jonathan Beck, Ph.D., discuss: 

  • The Quick Polar Pesticides (QuPPe) method combined with IC-MS/MS for successful detection of polar pesticides
  • The advantages of IC-MS/MS
  • The separation of both anionic and cationic pesticides

Part Three:

The series continues on June 21, with Part III: Don't Risk the Quality and Reproducibility of Your Results

Join us to hear Detlev Lennartz, product manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific, discuss:

  • Key considerations when switching from a glass container to plastic
  • What to do when volumes and dimensions of the cavities are different — are sample volume and needle adjustment necessary?
  • How to ensure reproducibility by sealing the plate cavities effectively using low boiling solvents

Part Four:

The series continues on Tuesday, August 21, with Part IV: How can USP modernization benefit from high-throughput UHPLC?

Join us to hear Jeffrey Rohrer, Director of Applications Development, Dionex Products, and Dr. James Grinias, Assistant Professor, Rowan University, discuss:

  • Revision of USP monographs to meet high-throughput testing demands
  • Replacement of older HPLC tests while keeping to USP guidelines
  • Increasing throughput using state-of-the-art UHPLC technology while maintaining specificity and resolution

Part Five:

The series' final installment will take place on Thursday, September 13, with Part V: Addressing the 'Identity Crisis' in Small Molecule Compound Identification with Mass Spectrometry

Join us to hear Seema Sharma, Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Tim Stratton, Manager of Library Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, discuss:

  • Novel approaches for improved small molecule identification and characterization using the new Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ ID-X Tribrid™ Mass Spectrometer
  • How to use new software tools to translate high-quality Orbitrap mass spectra into more, confidently-assigned small molecule structures

Interested, but have a scheduling conflict? Register to receive an on-demand link to watch later.

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