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      Synthetic Opioids: What are they and how do we analyze them?

      May 13, 2020 at 4:24 PM / by Jillian Neifeld, MS posted in Automation, SLE Supported Liquid Extraction, Drug Metabolites, Extrahera

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      Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSs) are drugs that have been made to have similar effects to common drugs of abuse. For example, synthetic opioids like fentanyl were created to make the user think they were taking heroin. However, these synthetic compounds have potencies that are sometimes much higher than their similar, more common drug of abuse.

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      Synthetic Benzodiazepines…..there’s more than just Opioids to test for

      April 8, 2020 at 5:28 PM / by Jillian Neifeld, MS posted in Automation, Forensic, SPE solid phase extraction, Drug Metabolites, Extrahera

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      We’ve all heard about Synthetic Opioids and how frequently they’re being abused, creating an Opioid Epidemic. What many of us aren’t hearing about are other synthetic compounds that are out there. Synthetic Benzodiazepines are now the fourth most prominent illegal synthetic drug class1.

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      How to Get Organized and Stay in Control with Automated Sample Prep

      February 18, 2020 at 8:22 AM / by Nigel Tooke posted in Automation, Extrahera

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      Do you have a small to medium size analytical lab and are reaching the limit of what you can achieve with manual sample prep? Perhaps you need more robust sample prep with higher efficiency, less hands-on time, and better control over your samples? 

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      How to Automate Sample Prep in the GLP Analytical Lab.

      February 18, 2020 at 8:21 AM / by Nigel Tooke posted in Automation, SPE solid phase extraction, Extrahera

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      Meeting throughput- and efficiency targets in the analytical laboratory working in a Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) environment involves a constant hunt for new ways to improve workflows and sample quality.

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      Automating Sample Prep Boosts Analytical Lab Efficiency

      February 18, 2020 at 8:20 AM / by Nigel Tooke posted in Automation, SLE Supported Liquid Extraction, Extrahera

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      Automated sample prep helps your lab to run more smoothly. Sample prep is often seen as a painful process that is time-consuming, laborious, complex, error-prone, and costly. But efficient sample prep is a critical step that is required to supply high performance analytical equipment with the best possible input to routinely generate high quality data output. 

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      High Quality Sample Prep is Critical in Analytical Labs

      February 18, 2020 at 8:19 AM / by Nigel Tooke posted in Automation, SLE Supported Liquid Extraction, SPE solid phase extraction, Quality of Biotage Products, LC-MS, GC-MS

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      Analytical laboratories using techniques such as LC-MS/MS or GC-MS are continuously searching for ways to increase throughput, reduce turnaround times and lower costs. Sample prep is often an underestimated component in this process, but is a critical step that removes matrix interferences, concentrates samples, and also protects expensive analytical instrumentation. 

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