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NOV 2018

Wishing You Every Happiness This Holiday Season

November 22, 2018

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

We are grateful to have the support of people like you.


NOV 2018

AAPS PharmSci 360

November 4, 2018

Exhibit #526
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Poster Presentation: Optimized Extraction and MFLC-MS/MS Analysis of the Antibody Drug Conjugate SigmaMAb Extracted from Rat Plasma by Alturas Analytics Senior Scientist, Chad David Christianson, presenting author Emily Witthuhn, and co-authored by Jennifer Zimmer, Sharon DeChenne, and Shane Needham.

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists annual conference is offering a dynamic new format: AAPS PharmSci 360. The meeting is designed to increase collaboration between small molecule and biologics-focused scientists. The scientific program consists of five parallel topics across both disciplines.

  • Preclinical Including Discovery 
  • Bioanalytical 
  • Clinical Pharmacology 
  • Manufacturing & Bioprocessing 
  • Formulation and Quality 

Join Alturas Analytics for an exciting week of science in the social setting of our nation’s capitol.





OCT 2018

Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA)

October 15, 2018

Presenting: Recent Trends with the Transfer from LBA to LC/MS assays: Microflow LC/MS Applications for Large Biomolecules
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA

CPSA USA 2018 features updated perspectives and experiences on clinical and pharmaceutical analysis. Imagination and stimulating discussion are central to each CPSA session and event.


OCT 2018

Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis - 14th Annual Meeting

October 1, 2018

Silver Sponsor
Boston, MA

The 14th Annual APA Meeting's sessions include Regulated Bioanalysis, Discovery Bioanalysis and New Technologies, Mechanistic ADME, Combined Mechanistic ADME and Discovery Bioanalysis, and Beyond ADME and Bioanalysis.



JUL 2018

22nd North American Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics

July 15, 2018

Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

ISSX was founded to advance research and education on the interplay of living systems with medicines and chemicals for the benefit of society worldwide. For those involved at any level in the metabolism and disposition of drugs and other chemicals, the North American ISSX Meeting has a broad range of highly relevant short courses, symposia, and poster presentations, new investigator and ISSX Focus Group sessions, social events, and time to explore the magnificent city of Montreal. 



JUN 2018

66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

June 3, 2018

San Diego, CA

Poster Presentation: Quantitative Microflow HPLC-MS/MS Analysis of the Antibody Drug Conjugate SigmaMAb Extracted from Rat Plasma- Chad Christianson, Senior Scientist

Click Here for Full Abstract

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) was formed to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Members interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics. ASMS sponsors the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that is attended by more than 6,500 scientists. Approximately 3,000 papers are presented as posters and talks.


MAY 2018

TIDES: Oligonucleotides and Peptide Therapeutics 2018

May 7, 2018

Exhibit # 615

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

TIDES: Oligonucleotides and Peptide Therapeutics 2018 is the largest meeting to accelerate oligonucleotide and peptide products from early discovery to late-stage development & commercialization.

Poster Presentation Click Here: Multiplex Screening for Cystine-Dense Peptides (CDP) Therapeutics Proteins by HPLC-MS/MS -By Alturas Analytics Senior Scientist, Chad Christianson, Co-Authored with Mi-Youn Brusniak, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 

Meet the Authors in the Exhibit Hall at TIDES:

     Tuesday, 5:30-7:00
     Wednesday, 5:45-6:45 (dedicated viewing)

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APR 2018

12th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

April 9, 2018

A Week of Bioanalysis, Biomarkers, and Immunogenecity

Platinum Sponsor, Exhibit #34
Philadelphia, PA

2018's WRIB features the novel and unique 3-Day Sequential Program during the Main Workshop Days with no parallel sessions. However, one has the flexibility to choose which Workshop Days based on specific track of interest and learning needs.


MAR 2018

57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo - Society of Toxicology

March 11, 2018

San Antonio, TX

Annual Meeting and Tox Expo- SOT- Creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology. Uniting toxicology-related companies and organizations with interested attendees over three days in San Antonio, Texas.


FEB 2018

CPSA Europe 2018

February 7, 2018

Inaugural European Symposium on Clinical and Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis
Sponsor and Presenter

Cambridge Belfry Hotel
Cambourne, Cambridge U.K.
February 7-8, 2018

Symposium Session -  Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm, The Peterhouse Room
The Messy Nightmare: Taming the Beast of Disconnected Data in the Bioanalytical Lab -click the link for presentation by Shane Needham, Ph.D.


NOV 2017

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

November 13, 2017

Annual Meeting & Exposition
Exhibiting - Booth 1444
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

The AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition is a gathering of pharmaceutical scientists across all disciplines of the industry with over 100 scientific sessions and 2,200 posters. Meet with the bioanalytical staff of Alturas Analytics at booth #1444. Not Registered?

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with colleagues with a 1-Day VIP Exhibit Hall Pass. Contact us to register for your complimentary pass and set a time to discuss applied innovative technologies to support time-sensitive bioanalytical solutions.

Exhibit hall highlights include:

  • Exhibits and Posters
  • Career-related Topics
  • Learning Lounge Discussions on Recent Topics

Streamlining Operations

The Result: 

Increased productivity and capacity.

The Benefit:

Data of the highest integrity with reduced timelines.

The creation and implementation of a fully integrated, customized informatics system known as ALICE, streamlines operational processes by automating workflows with real-time visibility. ALICE functions as an interface between Sponsors and Alturas, and internally between project management, laboratory operations, business development and finance from a single source of data.


SEP 2017

21st North American Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)

September 24, 2017

Exhibiting – Booth 312

September 24-28, 2017
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI


JUN 2017

65th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics

June 4, 2017

Join Alturas Analytics in Indianapolis for an exciting week of technology and applied mass spectrometry. Meet with Shane Needham, Ph.D., Laboratory Director and Co-Founder, Chad Christianson, Senior Scientist, and Ann Hoffman, Director Business Development. 

Alturas Analytics Poster TP 054

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 6, 10:30-2:30
Antibodies and Antibody Drug Conjugates ll
Quantitative HPLC-MS/MS Analysis of DM1 and DM1-MCC Extracted from Whole Blood Dried onto a Mitra® Microsampling Device
Chad Christianson, Natalie C. Garcia, Mike D. Williams, and Katherine Yahvah

Novel Aspect: DM1 and MCC-DM1 can be accurately quantified from blood collected using
Mitra® Microsampling Devices allowing subjects to accurately self-collect samples.

Read More Here


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MAY 2017

2017 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC)

May 1, 2017

Exhibiting - Booth 602
Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego, CA

Bioanalysis is integral in the development of biotherapeutics, antibody-drug conjugates, and characterization of biomarkers. Known as the technology leader of MS/MS bioanalysis, Alturas Analytics delivers results on time with scientific integrity that exceeds industry standards. Stop by Booth #602 and meet company President, Robin Woods and Director of Business Development, Ann Hoffman to discuss development strategies tailored to meet the specific goals of your program.

Free 1-Day VIP Exhibit Hall Pass
Alturas Analytics, Inc. is pleased to offer a 1-Day VIP Exhibit Hall Pass to meet with us at booth #602. Exhibit hall highlights include exhibits and posters, lunch networking roundtables on biotech and career-related topics, and 20-minute discussions in the Learning Lounge on hot scientific topics.

Contact Ann for the promo code and link for the 1-Day VIP Hall Pass and to set up an appointment to meet. 

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APR 2017

11th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

April 3, 2017

Silver Sponsor, Booth #50
Hilton Los Angeles, Universal City, CA

The 11th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis is a forum where regulators and industry convene to discuss bioanalytical challenges, solutions and global harmon-ization. Regulators from North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be present.

Alturas Analytics Exhibit Booth #50

Join Alturas Analytics scientists for in-depth discussions on important topics such as LC-MS/MS of large molecules, achieving ultimate sensitivity for quantitation of highly potent drugs at low pg/mL levels and microsamples, and techniques for overcoming matrix and endogenous interferences.

Stop by Exhibit Booth #50 or schedule a time to meet over lunch or dinner. Contact Ann Hoffman:
(801) 706-2237.


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MAR 2017

Scientific Discussion at SOT in Baltimore

March 10, 2017

We look forward to seeing you at SOT in Baltimore for a week of scientific discussion. Representing Alturas Analytics are Robin Woods, President and Ann Hoffman, Director of Business Development. Contact Ann Hoffman by email to arrange a time and place to discuss advancements in bioanalysis that help bring drugs to market faster and safer. The MS/MS Experts.

Strong Science, Intelligent Decisions, Faster Results: Delivery of SEND-compliant datasets on time with the highest level of integrity is our greatest priority. Alturas Analytics scientists are known as leaders for developing and validating robust MS/MS methods rapidly, across a broad range of compounds in many biological matrices. We support drug candidates from discovery through phase IV clinical trials.

Microsampling: In recent months the industry has experienced a resurgence of innovative developments in microsampling as a viable alternative to standard blood draws. Together with the enhanced performance of analytical instruments, a single drop of blood can produce the precision and accuracy to meet regulatory standards. Alturas Analytics is a known pioneer of dried matrix spot bioanalytical methods and an active contributor in applying new microsampling techniques such as plasma extraction cards and calibrated capillary sampling to routine sample analysis.
Go to The Evaluation of Noviplex Plasma Prep Cards for Regulated Bioanalysis.


JAN 2017

Looking Forward to 2017 and Beyond

January 1, 2017

A Message From Robin Woods, President

At Alturas Analytics, 2016 was the year for building infrastructure and preparing for growth to meet new challenges. With investments in capital equipment, scientific staff, a facility expansion, and company-wide software upgrade and integration, we enter 2017 with greater capacity and streamlined processes operated by an enhanced team of talented professionals.

The Year Ahead

With gains in sensitivity from a wide variety of analytical platforms in combination with the specificity of immunoaffinity capture, we anticipate an increase in the migration of large molecule quantitation to LC-MS/MS from traditional techniques. Alturas is engaged in a focused effort in this area to provide fully validated assays for biologics, whether protein and peptide therapeutics, biomarkers, antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) or RNA drugs to address the non-specificity and often lengthy development cycles of ligand binding assays. Routine LC-MS/MS bioanalysis of large molecules performed in a regulated environment is a great complement to our lengthy history and extensive experience with ADCs. With our scientific expertise and the loyalty of our ADC clients, this presents major growth potential for Alturas.

As a pioneer of dried matrix spot analytical procedures, we are encouraged with the resurgence of innovative developments in microsampling techniques as a viable alternative to standard blood draws. Collection cards, capillaries, swabs or other microsampling techniques are ideal when sample volume is limited such as with preclinical models, tears, support of pediatric studies or collecting samples in remote regions where centrifuges and freezers are scarce or nonexistent. Alturas remains an active contributor in the realm of microsampling techniques and we are currently working towards the use of NoviplexTM plasma extraction cards in support of regulated bioanalysis.  Unlike dried blood spot cards, plasma is extracted from a single blood drop so hematocrit effects do not exist, samples are more stable, and data is comparable with methods that use conventional plasma collection procedures. Microsampling is already embedded into routine preclinical workflows in the research environment. 

Alturas has much to look forward to in 2017 and beyond with enhanced, streamlined operations and a deepened portfolio. Our timeline driven service strategy provides the culture for controlled growth and stability to succeed in a progressive industry that is constantly pressing the limits

The future looks bright and we are ready for the challenge. Wishing you all success in the new year!

Robin Woods


SEP 2016

Clinical & Pharmaceutical Solutions through Analysis (CPSA) USA

September 26, 2016

Analytical Chemistry at a Crossroad: Making Data Relevant to the Patient
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA

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JUN 2016

ASMS Annual Conference 2016

June 5, 2016

Poster Presentation from 10:30-1:00. Quantitative Analysis and Protein Binding Determination of fXa Inhibitors in Human Plasma containing Andexanet Alfa by HPLC-MS/MS

June 5-9
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX


MAY 2016

AAPS National Biotechnology Conference (NBC)

May 16, 2016

Alturas Analytics exhibited at the 2016 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

May 16-18
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA

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APR 2016

10th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

April 18, 2016

Silver Sponsor

WRIB is a forum where regulators and industry convene for working together in the field of bioanalysis to improve global health.  Attended: Director of Business Development, Ann Hoffman, Laboratory Manager, Jennifer Zimmer, Ph.D, and scientist, Michael Williams, Ph.D.

April 18-22
Orlando, FL

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JAN 2016

Starting 2016 with GROWTH

January 8, 2016

Alturas Analytic's momentum has been impressive since day one, but the company's president, Robin Woods, says it has recently hit a knee in that upward curve. Read more to learn about the expansion to be completed in 2016.

Click Here to read the article.


NOV 2015

American College of Toxicology- Annual Meeting

November 8, 2015

Silver Sponsor

Symposium Session, Tuesday 2:00-5:00
 “Applied Toxicology Workshop: GLP Issues”

ACT is an ideal venue for keeping abreast of emerging trends in the discipline of toxicology, staying connected with friends and colleagues, and making new connections. Attended: Director of Business Development, Ann Hoffman, and President, Robin Woods.

November 8-11
Summerlin, NV

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OCT 2015

AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition - Orlando, FL

October 25, 2015

Exhibited Booth #1155 

       -Robin Woods, President

       -Ann Hoffman, Director of Business Development

       -Hannah Glader, Project Coordinator

October 25-29
Orlando, FL

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OCT 2015

ISSX 2015 North American Annual Meeting- Orlando, FL

October 18, 2015

Exhibited Booth #502

ISSX is one of the largest scientific societies dedicated to investigating the metabolism and disposition of chemicals in biological systems.  Alturas Analytics staff of dedicated and skilled professionals exhibited and presented.

Poster:  "Performance of a Selective Method for Quantitation of Midazolam & its Metabolite, Developed to Monitor Drug-Drug Interactions In the Presence of Coadministered Drugs," Presented by Sarah Vukelich, Staff Scientist

October 18 -  22, 2015
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort
Orlando, FL


OCT 2015

CPSA USA - Langhorne, PA

October 5, 2015

Symposium Sponsor
Getting Medicines to Patients Faster by Eliminating the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development

The program features a unique format to allow scientists to openly share comprehensive perspectives and experiences of issues and needs associated with research and drug development.  Learn more about Alturas Analytics at our presentation during "5 Minutes of Fame" and meet with company co-founder, Shane Needham, Ph.D. to discuss novel bioanalytical techniques currently under development.

October 5 - October 8, 2015
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA

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SEP 2015

Crystal City VI: BMV on Biomarkers - Baltimore, MD

September 28, 2015

An in-depth discussion of issues relating to biomarker measurement led by industry leaders and international regulators in Baltimore. The goal of this workshop was to establish best practice recommendations for LBAs and LC-MS assays.  Reliable analysis of biomarkers is essential in establishing efficacy and will be a critical component of future new drug approvals.  For company perspectives meet with Laboratory Manager, Jennifer Zimmer, Ph.D.

September 28-29, 2015
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

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SEP 2015

11th Annual Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis - Cambridge, MA

September 14, 2015

Silver Sponsor of the the 11th Annual APA Meeting.
Silver Sponsor
Annual APA Meeting brings scientific ideas in a forum organized by pharmaceutical industry leaders. GLP Bioanalysis, Discovery/New Technologies, and Biotransformation comprise three parallel workshops. As a Silver Sponsor, Alturas Analytics invites you to join us for this important event focused on education, training, and open scientific exchange.

September 14-16, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, MA

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AUG 2015

CPSA Brasil

August 3, 2015

Plenary Speaker: Shane Needham, Ph.D. Co-founder & Laboratory Director

“Analytical technology: From the analytical chemistry bench straight results to physicians: is this really true?”

August 3 - 5, 2015
Club Transatlântico, São Paulo

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JUN 2015

Shane Needham Presents at the Sciex Press Conference

June 9, 2015

“Challenges for Biologics and Small Molecule Analysis in a Bioanalytical Lab”

Sciex Press Conference invited speaker Shane Needham, Co-Founder and Laboratory Director

ASMS 2015 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO 


Click here to see details from his presentation.


APR 2015

AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

April 27, 2015

Exhibited - Booth #103

June 8 - 10, 2015
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA

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APR 2015

63rd ASMS Conference

April 27, 2015

Alturas Analytics attended the 63rd ASMS Conference of Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics.  


May 31 - June 4, 2015
America's Center Convention Complex
St. Louis, Missouri

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Poster # 271 on Monday, June 1st from 10:30am to 2:30pm presented by one of our Senior Scientists, Chad Christianson.

“Quantitative Analysis of Cotinine in Human Plasma and Urine Utilizing a Simple Liquid/Liquid Extraction and GC-MS/MS”;  Chad Christianson* (1) ; Ekong Bassey(2) ; Keith Miller(1)
(1) Alturas Analytics, Moscow, ID; (2) ThermoFisher Scientific, San Jose, CA 


MAR 2015

Alturas Analytics, Inc. Appoints Ann M. Hoffman as Director of Business Development

March 19, 2015

Alturas is proud to announce the appointment of Ann M. Hoffman as Director of Business Development.  This appointment is effective immediately.

Please see the full press release


MAR 2015

9th WRIB

March 16, 2015

Alturas Analytics exhibited at the Canadian Validation Group's (CVG) 9th Annual Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB) in Miami, Florida.

April 13 - 17, 2015
Hilton Miami Downtown
Miami, FL

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MAR 2015

Society of Toxicology Tox Expo 2015

March 1, 2015

Alturas Analytics exhibited Booth #1802 at the 2014 SOT Tox Expo in San Diego, CA.

March 22 - 26, 2015
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
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FEB 2015

Pittcon 2015

February 15, 2015

Alturas Analytics Co-founder and Laboratory Director Shane Needham gave a presentation at Pittcon 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

March 8 - 12, 2015
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
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NOV 2014

AAPS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 2, 2014

Alturas Analytics exhibited at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA.

November 2 - 6, 2014
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
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OCT 2014

Alturas to Exhibit ISSX/JSSX 2014

October 19, 2014

Alturas Analytics exhibited at Booth #604 at the 19th Annual North American Regional ISSX Meeting/29th Annual ISSX Meeting in San Francisco, CA.


October 19 - 23, 2014
Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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SEP 2014

CPSA 17th Annual Symposium

September 8, 2014

Alturas Analytics exhibited at the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Structure Analysis (CPSA) 17th annual symposium in Langhorne, PA.

Alturas Co-founder and Laboratory Director Shane Needham gave a presentation and short course titled "Method Development for LC/MS: Traditional Approaches and Emerging Trends"

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JUL 2014

Expanded Bioanalytical Capabilities

July 18, 2014

Alturas Analytics, Inc. expands bioanalytical capabilities with the addition of the Thermo Scientific TSO Quantum XLS Ultra GC-MS/MS. Contact us for more details.


JUL 2014

Shane Needham Plenary Speaker

July 7, 2014

Laboratory Director Shane Needham was the Plenary Speaker at CPSA Brasil 2014
Sao Paulo, Brasil July 29-30, 2014.


JUL 2014

Alturas Analytics to Present at Land O' Lakes

July 3, 2014

Alturas Analytics presented “Nanoflow and Microflow LC-MS/MS in the Bioanalytical Laboratory” at the 2014 International Land O’Lakes Bioanalytical Conference in Madison, WI on July 23, 2014.


JUL 2014

Visit Alturas Analytics at CACO

July 2, 2014

Alturas Analytics, Inc. exhibited at CACO: LC-MS/MS PK Assays for Proteins and Antibodies: Fundamentals, Advances, and Regulatory Considerations 
Foster City, CA September 9, 2014