Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique used for accurately measuring the mass-to-charge ratio of different molecules within the sample.
You can use MS to identify molecules within a mixture, study protein-protein interaction, detect impurities within a sample, and perform various assays. Mass spectrometry requires expensive equipment and well-honed expertise to be done correctly, this is why many companies and institutes contact CROs and academic core labs to do their MS projects.
Here are some of the best CROs and academic core labs for mass spectrometry in North America:
Located in Sherbrooke, Canada, PhenoSwitch Bioscience tops the list. Their fundamental belief is that mass spectrometry can accelerate and improve R&D while reducing costs, and should be easily accessible to everyone. They provide services like LC-MS, proteomics services, LC-MSMS, HPLC, lipidomics services, etc.
PhenoSwitch Bioscience uses Scispot to manage research projects, samples and inventory, all in one spot. With Scispot, PhenoSwitch templatizes its routine research, connects its company-wide data, and automates repetitive tasks.
Listen to the Talk is Biotech! episode with PhenoSwitch Bioscience CEO Hugo Gagnon to learn more about their mission and services.
Spectroscopy and Biophysics Core at the Redox Biology Center
Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Spectroscopy and Biophysics Core aims to provide instrumentation, training, and support for experimental work involving biophysical and spectroscopic measurements. Their services can be extended to whole-cell assays and analysis of tissues.
Scripps Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry
Located in La Jolla, California, the Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry provides various routine and specialty services using a wide variety of approaches such as LC/MS, ESI, MALDI, and many more. They analyze a variety of compounds, including peptides, polymers, proteins, and carbohydrates.
RNA Epitranscriptomics & Proteomics Resource
Located in Rensselaer, New York, REPR excels in developing custom assays and providing services for the identification of proteins and characterization of biosimilars or protein complexes. These also offer essential laboratory services to many researchers at universities, companies, and governmental agencies.
Located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Alliance Pharma excels in providing Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic (DMPK) services for small and large molecules. They specialize in metabolite and generic drug assays, cell-based assays, and Small molecule metabolite profiling and identification.
Lab Management Software for Modern Contract Research Organizations (CROs) & Academic Core Labs: Scispot.io
Scispot has become the primary lab management software of choice for numerous modern biotech companies, including mass spectrometry CROs.
Scispot creates a connected digital replica of these innovative bioscience companies. It centralizes their company-wide data, templatizes routine research and automates non-scientific tasks. It makes other lab software such as electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and lab information management systems (LIMS) redundant.
Modern biotech companies use Scispot's operating platform to manage their research projects, inventory, samples, and partners all in one spot.
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