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      Microelution plate processing: What pressure is best?

      March 16, 2021 at 3:33 PM / by Charlotte Hayes posted in Troubleshooting and Optimization, Extraction method optimization, Microelution, SPE, positive pressure processing

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      Microelution SPE is a great alternative to conventional SPE methods, enabling the use of lower wash and elution volumes, while maintaining sufficient load volumes, providing concentrated samples, perfect for highly sensitive analysis. Achieving the best, most consistent results means using the right processing conditions, and because all microelution SPE plates are not the same, you might need to adjust your processing conditions when using these plates.

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      Troubleshooting Loss of Signal: Where did my peaks go?

      October 25, 2020 at 7:45 AM / by Dan Menasco posted in Troubleshooting and Optimization, Sample preparation

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      Let’s take a look at one of the more irritating issues in LC/MS method development: signal loss. I’m not talking about signal attenuation, which can be much more convoluted to diagnose; but rather a complete loss of signal – nothing, not even a blip on your TIC. So where do we begin?

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      There and Square Again: A Frit Coverage Tale

      August 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM / by Jeremy Smith posted in Troubleshooting and Optimization, Loading Techniques, SLE Supported Liquid Extraction, Sample preparation

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      Have you ever encountered problems loading your samples onto an SPE or SLE plate?  Aside from sample viscosity or cartridge blockages, a good troubleshooting step to start with is ensuring that you are achieving complete frit coverage on the load.

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      How to Monitor and Prevent Sample Carryover during Method Development

      July 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM / by Dan Menasco posted in Troubleshooting and Optimization, Extraction method optimization, Sample preparation

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      When running through the exhaustive process of method development, most of us put the majority of our focus on validation and how to complete our crazy validation checklists. Throughout this process, the last thing we want to see is some random hiccup in our workflow. But a whole validation without a hiccup is just wishful thinking, right.

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