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Webinar: No More LC: Microextraction Coupled with Direct MS Analysis

Webinar Title: No More LC: Microextraction Coupled with Direct MS Analysis

Duration: 90 minutes

 What Does It Cover?

As MS (Mass Spectrometry) continues to gain ground in clinical and industrial testing, the requirements for high throughput, high sensitivity and high accuracy analyses put more emphasis on sample preparation.

This webinar will focus on the use of microextraction devices for direct MS analysis for applications that do not require chromatographic separation. Such analysis often results in very high throughput and more immediate results in comparison to traditional methods. Several Direct MS interfaces will be reviewed. The relevant overview of the literature as applied to the direct MS analysis of microextracted samples will be presented. The presentation also will discuss in more detail the coupling of Direct Analysis Real Time (DART) with a new type of solid phase microextraction devices (known as BioSPME).

 What Will You Learn?

  • Learn about SPME for Bioanalytical Applications (BioSPME)
  • Learn about several applications where Direct MS can be employed, eliminating the need for chromatographic (LC) separation
  • Learn about the many advantages of BioSPME for sample prep

 Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in sample prep for LC-MS or Direct MS analyses, including:

  • Analytical Chemists
  • Method Developers
  • Laboratory Managers, Directors, Supervisors


Speaker Bio
Olga I. Shimelis, PhD
Principal R&D Scientist, Supervisor
Olga is a Principal R&D Scientist and R&D supervisor of the coatings group at the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. She works to develop new extraction and analysis methodologies using solid phase microextraction, liquid and gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. She oversees the work for the development of new sample preparation devices in the areas of bioanalytical and environmental applications. In the past years as part of the R&D she has been involved in the development of new methods for detection of chemical contaminants and residues as well as the analysis of nutrients and food composition. She joined us after completing her post-doctorate work at the Northeastern University’s Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis in Boston, USA. Olga got her PhD from the University of Oklahoma, USA and Bachelor of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from the Ural State University, Russia.