Agilent Technologies Inc. offers the Automated Card Extraction LC/MS system, an integrated instrument for the analysis of dried blood spots and other dried media.
Dried blood-spot analysis can be used in pharmaceutical settings to obtain detailed quantitative data about the compounds in animals and human subjects, using small volumes of blood (typically 10 µL to 20 µL). The stability of blood spots is often superior to frozen plasma or serum samples.
The AACE LC/MS uses the Agilent 6400 series triple quadrupole LC/MS system to perform quantitative analysis. Data processing is performed using Agilent MassHunter software, providing a common user interface for research laboratories that use other Agilent LC/MS systems.
Additional product features include a single software system that controls analytical setup and sample analysis; a camera to capture the card image and record the barcode for easy sample tracking; and a shorter overall cycle time from one injection to the next, achieved by overlapping the extraction step and analytical cycle.
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