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Meet our Founder @ Rare 2018 in London

News from Wednesday, 21 March 2018.

Meet our Founder @ Rare 2018 in London

Meet our Founder @ Rare 2018 in London

Meet our Founder at Rare 2018 in London!

Hermann is well known in the community, as he found several biomarkers for rare lysosomal diseases e.g. Fabry, Gaucher, NP-C, MLD.

Meet our new head of Business Development@BIO-EUROPE in Berlin!

News from Thursday, 12 October 2017.

Meet our new head of Business Development@BIO-EUROPE in Berlin!

Meet our new head of Business Development@BIO-EUROPE in Berlin!

Meet our new head of Business Development@BIO-EUROPE in Berlin!

Reinhard received a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of Vienna (thesis about development of a multi compound HPLC method with semi-automated SPE). He has a long time experience in selling chromatography disposables, instruments and services within Europe.

His goal as the head of business development at pharm-analyt is to work closely with clients for a better understanding for the future needs in the market.

Bioanalytical Winter Promotion

News from Monday, 21 November 2016.

Bioanalytical Winter Promotion

Bioanalytical Winter Promotion

It has been quite a hot period for us between summer 2015 and summer 2016 here at pharm-analyt. Due to capacity improvements in documentation we have been able to close many projects by fall 2016. The winter season appears to be cooler, for us also in terms of business, and we are anticipating excess capacity between December 2016 and February 2017.

However, we are not even considering hibernating!

Rather, we invite you to join our seasonal promotion: If you order one of the two packages gingerbread or mistletoe between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2017 you will benefit from our promotional package prices. The GLP assays qualifying for the packages are displayed in a table below:

 

 

 

 

List of GLP Assays Eligible for Bioanalytical Winter Promotion

Allopurinol and Oxipurinol Human Plasma 0.1 mL 2 - 500 ng/mL both
Azelaic Acid Human Plasma 0.05 mL 1 - 500 ng/mL
Budesonide Human Plasma 0.25 mL 5 - 1000 pg/mL
Cortisol Human Plasma 0.1 mL 1.5 - 500 ng/mL
Cortisol Human Serum 0.1 mL 1.5 - 500 ng/mL
Cortisol Human Urine 0.1 mL 1.5 - 500 ng/mL
Cyclosporin A Whole Blood 0.05 mL 0.2 - 100 ng/mL
Esmolol Whole Blood 0.05 mL 10 - 5000 ng/mL
Fluticasone Propionate Human Plasma 1 mL 0.25 - 50 pg/mL
Fluticasone Propionate Human Serum 0.25 mL 3 - 1000 pg/mL
Formoterol Human Plasma 0.25 mL 0.4 - 100 pg/mL
Landiolol Whole Blood 0.05 mL 10 - 5000 ng/mL
Metformin Human Plasma 0.05 mL 10 - 2000 ng/mL
Nabilone Human Plasma 0.5 mL 0.05 - 10 ng/mL
n-Acetyl-Carnitine Human Plasma 0.02 mL 50 - 10000 ng/mL
Nicorandil Human Plasma 0.1 mL 1 - 500 ng/mL
Paclitaxel Human Plasma 0.05 mL 8 - 8000 ng/mL
Pimelic Acid Human Plasma 0.05 mL 0.5 - 250 ng/mL
Raloxifene Human Plasma 0.5 mL 20 - 5000 pg/mL
Salmeterol Human Serum 0.25 mL 2 - 600 pg/mL
Treprostinil Human Plasma 0.25 mL 4 - 2000 pg/mL

 
Note: This is only a small fraction of pharm-analyt's assays

 

 

Reflection on Three Decades of Bioanalysis

News from Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

Reflection on Three Decades of Bioanalysis

Reflection on Three Decades of Bioanalysis

Reflection on Three Decades of Bioanalysis

As founder and CEO of pharm-analyt I go back a long way.

Back in 1975, when I started in the field of bioanalysis, HPLC was brand new technology and UV detectors with fixed wavelength at 254 nm were just becoming the new standard.

In 1978 I obtained a “SP8000”. Being the “Mercedes” among the HPLC-systems, it featured a ternary gradient(!) and a Schoeffel UV detector with variable wavelength! Coming from GC-technology, it was inconceivable, that most any molecule could be determined – not only evaporable molecules or ones made evaporable through derivatisation. Back then, any new molecule determined in plasma was a little sensation, worth a publication!

In the 1990s HPLC-MS systems with ESI (Electrospray Ionisation) and APCI (Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization) became stable enough to be an option for routine work. This is presuming you had the budget, as the cost of technology was outrageously.

I remember, cleaning and establishing “good vacuum” consumed almost half of our time but at least molecules without chromophores and functional groups for derivatisation (e.g. for fluorescence) now became visible in the low ng/mL range.

In the 1980s, a combination of HPLC with electrochemical detectors and glassy carbon, later with porous graphite, was a brilliant option for molecules that can be oxidised.

Then came mass spec technology. The speed of development of HPLC-MS/MS technology since 1995 is staggering! Analyzing peptides with MS has become routine, not to forget PEGylated drugs, hormones and other formerly “terrible” things!

Of course, the femtogram/mL mark in plasma has been passed a long time ago, and we’re ever continuing to shift the limits!

Being part of this dynamic and innovative world of bioanalysis is such a privilege and we are certainly looking forward to the future!

Join us into a new and exciting decade!

 

Hermann Mascher
CEO and founder of pharm-analyt