We are saving time and efforts with the VERSA 1100 which we can spend on other tasks such as developing new assays.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and the organization you are working with.
We are the Molecular Determinants Core (MDC) at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. We provides state-of-the-art mass spectrometry based metabolomics and lipidomics services. We support a wide range of clinical and research studies from experimental design, sample collection, preparation customized for each sample type, variety of “omics” assays (including customized assays) and expert data analysis.
What project are you working on or have previously worked on with our instrument?
We are currently using the VERSA 1100 for the sample preparation of our metabolomics assays. We are using a plate based cleanup for our sample processing and we needed to improve our throughput and the reliability of our process especially the sample randomization onto the filtration plate. The VERSA 1100 helped us achieve these goals. Consequently we are in the process of transferring the sample preparation of our lipidomics assays on the VERSA 1100 as well.
What differences have you seen in your routine at the lab after the implementation of one of our instruments?
We have increased our sample preparation throughput when we implemented the VERSA 1100. We also decrease the number of human related mistakes in multiple steps of the process (like randomization), and increased reproducibility which is particularly critical with “omics” studies. We are saving time and efforts with the VERSA 1100 which we can spend on other tasks such as developing new assays.
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