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

  • Scientist Focus: Sara Underwood

    Sara Underwood

    “Pharmacokinetic studies are a critical component in evaluating the safety and efficacy of a drug from discovery through post-marketing clinical trials.” Sara Underwood spent 16 years in the biotechnology industry performing pharmacokinetic analysis in support of preclinical and clinical drug development of small molecules and biologics. Sara joined the Alturas team in 2014 bringing PK/TK expertise in-house as a strong complement to the bioanalytical services provided at Alturas.

    Sara brings the knowledge as a scientist and a unique perspective from the biotech industry that has greatly contributed to the growth and success of Alturas Analytics. When not at work, Sara may be found galloping her horse over the Palouse, or hiking with her husband and son.

    Meet with Sara in New Orleans next week at WRIB.

    What inspired you to become a scientist?

    Growing up I was always asking the question ‘Why’? My sophomore year in high school was when I decided I wanted to study biology so I could finally get answers to all of my questions.

    What accomplishments are you most proud of?

    Balancing multiple projects while not sacrificing quality.

    What is the best – and the most challenging – about PK/TK analysis?

    The best part is having a role in moving a project forward through the development process. The challenging part is only having a glimpse of that project.

    What is the most rewarding part of your job?

    Working with a coherent team who genuinely care about the quality of work and helping to support one another in meeting the project goals together.


  • Analyticon 2019: Focus on Large Molecule LC-MS Bioanalysis

    Analyticon - 2019

    Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Airport
    April 29 - May 1, 2019

    Analyticon - 2019 presents a unique opportunity to explore issues, exchange knowledge, share ideas, and generate solutions among peers.

    Scientific Session - II
    Novel Approaches to Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods | Environmental Analytical Aspects

    Microspray and microflow liquid chromatography, the way forward for LC-MS bioanalysis: Focus on large molecule bioanalysis
    Shane Needham, Ph.D., Speaker and Session Co-chair
    "It is well known that the efficiency of ionization improves as the liquid flow rate to the source decreases for electrospray ionization. The improved ionization efficiency leads to better MS signal. Microflow liquid chromatography (MFLC) has also been shown to ..."

    Future Science Group, Bioanalysis , 10th Anniversary Edition
    Interested in the perspectives of gender parity in the bioanalytical industry? The 10th anniversary edition of Bioanalysis asks leaders in the industry their perspectives on career development for women, motivation, and much more.

    "By focusing on competence, we encourage equality at all levels." - Shane Needham, Ph.D., Alturas Analytics, Inc.

    "It is imperative that we know how our fields of research impact the global drug development paradigm." - Binodh DeSilva, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb


    Upcoming Events
    April 29-May 1, 2019
    Speaker: Shane Needham, Ph.D.
    Crowne Plaza, Burlingame, CA

    May 20-23, 2019
    Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

    June 2-6, 2019
    Poster Presentation
    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

    July 28-31, 2019
    Submitted Abstract
    Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
  • Analyticon

    Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA

    Presenting: Microspray and microflow liquid chromatography, the way forward for LC-MS bioanalysis: Focus on large molecule  by Shane Needham, Ph.D.

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