Current Status and Alturas’ Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Updated 26OCT2020

MS/MS Services

Expert GLP & Non-GLP LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS bioanalytical and biomarker quantitation services in small and large molecules- from small volatiles, antibody drug conjugates, to protein therapeutics in any biological matrix. We provide on-time delivery of quantitative bioanalytical method development, transfer, and validation, and sample analysis to support drug candidates from discovery through phase IV clinical trials.

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MS/MS Research

Our reputation as a research-intensive organization keeps us at the front of new MS/MS bioanalytical techniques. In collaboration with technology leaders, Alturas has a successful history of transferring novel ideas to productive solution for the pharmaceutical industry. Alturas reserves resources for challenging assays and rush requests.

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A known pioneer in MicroFlow Liquid Chromatography (MFLC) and its applications to small and large molecule bioanalysis, and an active contributor in applying new microsampling techniques to routine sample analysis, recent and past publications, video, newsletters, and poster presentations produced by Alturas Analytics can be found here. We have an impressive history of leading the bioanalytical services industry with contributions from our research.

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Our Blog News & Events

  • Alturas Analytics 2020 - A Celebration of 20 Years: Select 2020 Presentations


    The year 2020 has brought unprecedented events and a heightened urgency. For Alturas Analytics it is also the celebration of our 20th year of business success, through a focused emphasis on scientific integrity, teamwork and exceptional service. 


    Visit the Alturas Analytics website for a full listing of presentations and publications.

    A Universal Method for the Quantitation of Multiple Oligonucleotides from Plasma by MFLC-MS/MS

     Presented at TIDES by Alturas Senior Principal Scientist, Chad Christianson

    Bioanalysis of oligonucleotides by HPLC-MS/MS in support of regulatory submission has not been widely adopted. Several obstacles such as lack of sensitivity, adduct formation, and analytical instrument dedication, are barriers that many laboratories are unwilling to challenge.

    Poster | Video Presentation | Tech Note |  Ebook

    Virtual Realities: Hosting Remote Audits (including FDA) in a Post-COVID World

     Presented at APA by Alturas QA Director David Schumacher, RQAP-GLP

    This presentation discusses expectations and logistics of remote audits for clients as well as the FDA, Alturas' experience and procedures, and suggestions for hosting audits in a virtual setting.

    Video Presentation

    Microsampling for Special Populations

     Presented at the Rozman Symposium by Alturas Senior Scientist, Jason Watts, PhD

    Special populations present a unique challenge in bioanalysis that microsampling can help solve, although it is not without its own challenges. In this presentation, Alturas Analytics shares its success in utilizing microsampling techniques to improve the bioanalysis of small sample volumes and non-invasive matrices.

    Video Presentation | PowerPoint

    Using an Electronic System to Record Reagent Tracking and Solution Preparation

     Presented at SQA by Alturas QA Associate, Rachel Walker

    Reagents and supplies used in the analysis of bioanalytical samples can be challenging to track. Alturas Analytics, Inc. has employed CIMS (Chemical Inventory Management System), a custom application that is Part 11 compliant, which utilizes electronic records to capture the preparation of all reagents at Alturas through bar-coded labels and to uniquely identify pipettes and electronically connected balances.

    Poster | Video Presentation | Tech Note

    Bioanalysis Zone Panel Discussion Round-Up: Gender Parity in Bioanalysis

    Panel discussion featuring Alturas President, Robin Woods

    To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, Bioanalysis Zone brought together a panel of experts to discuss issues surrounding gender parity in bioanalysis.

    Bioanalysis Zone Panel Discussion

    COVID-19 Status at Alturas

    Alturas Analytics is operating as usual under precaution while exceeding the CDC's guidance on COVID-19. Alturas continues to encourage spatial separation, use of masks, temperature monitoring, and self-isolation when warranted. Alturas is allowing select clients, suppliers, and contractors to visit on site with appropriate precautions. Alturas is committed to maintaining a safe workplace for all our employees and all those who visit our site.

  • Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis 2020 Presentations

    Virtual Realities: Hosting Remote Audits (including the FDA) in a Post-COVID World
    Presented by David Schumacher, RQAP-GLP

    As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the USA in early 2020, many facilities had to reduce operations, preventing auditors from traveling to customer sites. Alturas Analytics developed processes to permit auditors to conduct their inspections remotely. Additionally, Alturas Analytics was one of the first companies to be inspected remotely by the FDA in April. This presentation will present tips for a simple and positive remote audit experience and describe the process employed by the FDA to successfully complete a remote regulatory inspection.


    Ready, Willing, and Stable? Advice from the LC-MS Experts on Analysis of Unstable Compounds and Prodrugs
    Presented by Chad Christianson

    Prodrugs are pharmacologically inactive compounds that are converted to their active form by metabolism. While instability is beneficial for drug development, it creates challenges for the bioanalytical scientist. This presentation discusses multiple approaches to stabilize the prodrug.





  • Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis 2020

    Virtual Presentation: October 12, 2020 - 12:45 PM EDT

    Virtual Realities: Hosting Remote Audits (including
    the FDA) in a Post-COVID World
    - David Schumacher, RQAP-GLP

    Virtual Presentation: October 15, 2020 - 2:05 PM EDT

    Ready, Willing, and Stable? Advice from the LC-MS Experts on Analysis of Unstable Compounds and Prodrugs
    - Presented by Chad Christianson

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