New LC-MS/MS bioanalytical method for quantification of Estradiol and Estrone
A new method has been successfully developed and validated for determination of Unconjugated Estradiol and Estrone in human plasma by LC-MS/MS with LLOQ of 2 pg/mL and 5 pg/mL respectively.
The method involves a liquid-liquid extraction procedure and a subsequent derivatization procedure. Estradiol, Estrone and internal standards are measured by reversed phase ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS).
The possible metabolite back conversion has been evaluated during method validation.
This method has been successfully used to analyze samples from different clinical studies and the incurred sample reproducibility has met all acceptance crieria.
The development of this assay adds to the list of high sensitivity methods at Anapharm together with Tiotropium, Fluticasone, Salmeterol, Formoterol or Ethinyl Estradiol.
Challenges in development of robust analytical methods for the quantitation of low molecular weight compounds by LC-MS/MS
Method development can be considered one of the most challenging task in a Bioanalytical laboratory. When working with LC-MS/MS and low molecular weight drugs, low degree of ionization, poor fragmentation, higher presence of isobaric compounds or analyte loss due to their high volatility can get in the way of a successful method development.READ MORE
Qualification of a method for the measurement of a potentially therapeutic protein
A recent project completed by Anapharm involved qualifying an analytical method for the measurement of a therapeutic protein in human skin tissue. The protein of interest is one that is expressed ubiquitously in a number of tissues and cell types.READ MORE
Successful WHO Inspection
Anapharm Bioanalytics is proud to announce that it has successfully undergone World Health Organization GCP/GLP compliance inspection at its Barcelona based bioanalytical labREAD MORE