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AB Sciex Teams with Canadian Institute on Marine Applications

By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AB Sciex will work with Canada's National Research Council’s Institute for Marine Biosciences (NRC-IMB) to integrate technological methods for analyzing marine and freshwater biotoxins into the company's mass spec system workflows, according NRC-IMB.

The Forest City, Calif.-based company will work with NRC-IMB's Certified Reference Material Program to incorporate these analytical methods into its liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry workflows and its Cliquid Software. These methods will enable researchers to screen shellfish and freshwater samples for the presence of toxins.

The institute also said that it has installed an AB Sciex Qtrap 5500 System to gather qualitative and quantitative information in one analytical run, and to help the institute develop methods for using the Qtrap to detect and identify toxins and their concentrations in a given sample.

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