Since its inception in 2000 Alturas Analytics has been involved in researching and contributing to the modernization, advancement and implementation of various tools used to optimize a bioanalytical laboratory. Alturas has regularly contributed to development and research on new biological sample collection and preparation methodologies, used and implemented new chromatographic separation platforms and we will continue to enthusiastically pursue increasingly streamlined LC-MS/MS technologies.
We credit our success to our team of highly educated and motivated experts and our unsurpassed commitment to new technologies and applications to the field of bioanalysis. Being privately owned also gives us the flexibility to allocate a sizeable portion of our resources to research initiatives. Alturas invests 25% of its annual capacity to new research activities and has collaborated with national and international scientific product and instrument development companies. This ongoing commitment to active research has yielded podium and poster presentations at national and international meetings as well as numerous publications in esteemed journals.
Our well-earned reputation in the industry as a research intensive organization keeps us on the leading front of new LC-MS/MS bioanalysis techniques. Alturas Analytics is a pioneer in MicroFlow Liquid Chromatography (MFLC) technique and its applications to small and large molecule bioanalysis. Alturas continues to be the leader in Dried Blood Spot (DBS) analysis and we have notably adapted the technology for use with bioanalytically challenging translucent fluids. Successful analysis of plasma, synovial fluid, CSF and tears were all achieved in a technique we coined Dried Matrix Spot Analysis (DMS).
At present, Alturas is primarily focused on PicofuzeTM technology that has a tremendous promise to interface MFLC and MS/MS and revolutionize the next generation of mass spectral platform. Following the mantra "The Source is the Column and Column is the Source" PicofuzeTM stands to change the world of LC-MS/MS, and we are excited and proud to be a part of that.