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Preparation Module Automated Analysis of Biological Samples

Editor: Doris Popp

The CLAM-2030 — a fully automated preparation module for LC-MS — was launched by Shimadzu.

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CLAM-2030 fully automated preparation module for LC-MS
CLAM-2030 fully automated preparation module for LC-MS
(Source: Shimadzu)

According to the company this module automates everything from the preparation of urine, blood and other biological samples to measurement via liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS). In only 3 to 8 minutes, the CLAM-2030 preparation module completes the blood samples preparatory process including the addition of reagents, mixing of the solution and the addition of a deproteinization liquid, all of which conventionally takes 15 to 20 minutes. Furthermore, if the samples and reagents are placed and positioned in special containers for automatic conveyance to the LC-MS by an autosampler, the module can perform all of the processes automatically, on weekends and overnight. In response to the needs of clinical research sites, the CLAM-2030 provides stable data acquisition, lower running costs and improved work efficiency. The module can be connected to four models of triple quadrupole liquid chromatograph mass spectrometers, the LCMS-8040, LCMS-8045, LCMS-8050 and LCMS-8060. Work efficiency is further improved by using it in combination with a commercial analysis kit.