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GeneBio, Berlin Institute of Toxicology Partner to Create LC-MS/MS Spectra Library

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Institute of Toxicology in the Clinical Toxicology and Poison Information Centre Berlin is collaborating with Geneva Bioinformatics for use of its SmileMS software to create a library of LC-MS/MS spectra.

Thomas Grobosch and Christoph Köhler at the Institute of Toxicology have initiated a project to develop a generic screening method using a fully automated online extraction method to analyze serum or plasma samples, GeneBio said in a statement. The method includes HPLC for chromatographic separation and quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry technology.

The SmileMS software will be used to optimize the identification of drugs, poisons, and toxins with their metabolites from data acquired on quadrupole time-of-flight instruments.

The "premier objective" of the collaboration is to create a dedicated MS/MS spectra library of small molecules generated by AB Sciex's QStar mass spec instrument, GeneBio said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.