BOSTON, MA — 908 Devices (Nasdaq: MASS), a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spec devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, showcased the use of its high-pressure mass spectrometry and microfluidics separation technologies in twelve presentations at the 70th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference June 5–9 in Minneapolis. The presentations, which included one oral and eleven posters, highlighted technology to accelerate drug development workflows, and included collaborators such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, University of Washington, Fudan University, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
908 Devices is democratizing mass spec with its handheld and desktop devices that are simple to operate, provide answers in minutes, and are used at the point of need, making mass spec more accessible to more scientists.
The company’s ZipChip® device leverages microfluidic-based Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and electrospray ionization technology to minimize sample prep burden, perform high-resolution separations, and directly introduce samples into a Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, or Sciex mass spectrometer.
The majority of the ASMS presentations by 908 Devices and its collaborators noted the use of ZipChip in either oligonucleotides, metabolomics, or proteomics applications—all areas of increasing importance in the development of new therapeutics. The ZipChip Oligos assay kit provides a fast and simple means to obtain high-resolution separation and mass spec data from a wide range of oligonucleotides, with minimal sample prep and without the need of harsh ion pairing reagents.
In the area of proteomics, the company highlighted updates to its microfluidic prototype chip developments that couple solid phase extraction to accommodate larger sample volumes as well as chip increases in speed and sensitivity. Scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute presented their research utilizing the prototype chips for “warp-speed profiling” of deubiquitinase small molecule inhibitors.
In addition, 908 Devices presented two posters on quantitation of amino acids in cell culture media using its REBEL™ desktop device, a first-of-its-kind fresh and spent media analyzer that enables biopharma researchers to accelerate process development cycles and maximize bioreactor utilization by running media analysis at-line.
Here is a list of ASMS presentations by 908 Devices and collaborators:
Pushing theBoundaries of Speed and Sensitivity in Proteomics: Coupling SPE-enabledMicrofluidic Capillary Electrophoresis with Ultrafast Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Thermo Fisher Scientific, University of Washington
Optimization for Amino Acid Quantitation with an Integrated CE-MS Analyzer
GlycosylationProfiling of Cetuximab Subunits with CZE-MS
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Bruker
CapillaryElectrophoresis Mass Spectrometry (CEMS) of Oligonucleotides using a 908Devices ZipChip
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Boehringer Ingelheim
CE-MS Analysis of Sialylated N-glycan Linkage Isomers
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Fudan University
and High-Throughput Assay for Analyzing Peptide Exchanged MHCI by High
Resolution Native CZE-MS
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Genentech
Chip-based CE with PRM-LIVE and Dynamic Targeting Scheduling for Warp-speed
Selectivity Profiling of Deubiquitinase Small Molecule Inhibitors
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Dana-Farber, Bruker
for Accelerated Process Development of a mAb-expressing Cell Line
Collaboration: 908 Devices, CPI
RapidCharacterization of Oligonucleotides and Related Impurities using MicrochipCE-MS Without Ion-pairing Reagents
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Multi-levelExpeditious Characterization of Adeno-associated Virus (AAV) Capsid ProteinsUsing ZipChip Microfluidic CE Coupled with HRMS
Collaboration: 908 Devices, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Analysis of Progressively Larger RNAs by CZE-MS and CZE-MS/MS
Collaboration: 908 Devices, University of Connecticut, Bruker
For more information about our ASMS presentations, visit Mass Spec For the Masses - 908 Devices.
All the above presentations including a recording of the oral presentation are available on demand to current ASMS members and meeting attendees via the 2022 conference portal.
About 908 Devices
908 Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: MASS) is democratizing laboratory mass spectrometry with its simple handheld and desktop devices, addressing critical-to-life applications. The Company’s devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, pharma / biopharma, forensics and adjacent markets. The Company is headquartered in the heart of Boston, where it designs and manufactures innovative products that bring together the power of mass spectrometry, microfluidic separations, software automation and machine learning.
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