Staff at the Liggins lab have recently completed an analytical first, for the lab and New Zealand. They have successfully implemented the use of MetIDQ p400 kits with LC-MS for the identification and quantitation of more than 400 compounds, including amino acids, biogenic amines and lipids. The kits are a relatively quick and easy way to achieve quantitative analyses that would take weeks using conventional LC-MS methods. This will allow researchers to assess more than 400 metabolically important molecules significantly faster, so they can delve more deeply into the mechanisms of metabolism. Initial samples were funded by MaSH through a ‘try MS’ instrument use grant. For more information, contact Eric Thorstensen.