SCIEX Explores the Path of Biomarker Discovery and how Metabolomics Contributes to Known Disease Classifications of Prostate Cancer

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LabRoots will host the webinar October 24, where attendees will learn about the streamlined data processing workflow for identifying and confirming biomarkers using database searches.

Tim Garrett, PhD Associate Professor & Director, University of Florida

Metabolomics focuses on the chemical processes central to cellular metabolism. A robust mass spectrometry solution for screening metabolites is of increased interest allowing for a more integrated and routine analysis. A new QTOF System was developed for routine, robust workflows which require minimal MS expertise. The system integrates all data acquisition, processing and review in a single software.

A prostate cancer study was used to determine whether the untargeted metabolomics workflow using the X500R System could find key differences between the samples. In this study, which will be discussed in the webinar, samples from a pilot prostate cancer study were analyzed and a clear difference between healthy and disease urine samples was detected using this untargeted metabolomics approach, confirming the original disease classifications.

Participants of this webinar will learn about the untargeted metabolomics workflow using the new X500R QTOF system. They will also gain a better understanding of how the X500R QTOF system allows the distinction between healthy and diseased cells.

The team at SCIEX has arranged for Dr. Tim Garrett, an associate professor at the University of Florida, to be the speaker for this event.

Garrett earned his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Florida. He currently serves as an associate professor and director of high-throughput metabolomics for the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics. Garrett's research is focused on the application and development of mass spectrometry techniques and instruments for clinical research and translation to clinical diagnostics. He has a specific interest in developing approaches to small molecule quantitation or characterization using mass spectrometry.

LabRoots will host the webinar October, 24, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. PDT, 10 a.m. EDT. To learn more about this event, discover the continuing education credits offered, or to simply register for free, click here.

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With over 40 years of proven innovation, SCIEX excels by listening to and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis. For more information, please visit

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LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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