MagSiMUS – LC/MS sample preparation with magnetic beads

Advanced Solution for LC/MS Sample Preparation

The new magnetic bead based MagSiMUS-system for LC/MS sample preparation developed by our Dutch partner MagnaMedics BV reaches beyond limits. It offers many major advantages compared to existing methods:

– Easy to automate
– No centrifugation or vacuum system required
– Short hands-on time
– Fast and standardised protocols
– Kits for analyte panels for efficient and cost saving work routines
– Optionally available inclusive liquid handler with tracking options

The Principle

The basic idea of MagSiMUS can be best described as „negative selection“ (see below). The smart thing is that MagSiMUS replaces filtration or centrifugation by simple pipetting steps!

The system can be used for pharmaceutical research and in clinical diagnostics as well. There are already many kits and panels available for clinical parameters like immunosuppressants, TDM, vitamines with more to come soon.

LC/MS is one of the most specific and sensitive analytical methods available. However, the crucial point is the sample preparation. Current methods like SPE or LLE are quite expensive and inflexible and also very difficult to automate. This bottleneck limits the wider use of LC/MS for diagnostic parameters like e.g. immunosuppressants, steroids, TDM or vitamins and HTS research applications.

The new magnetic bead-based MagSiMUS-system for LC/MS sample preparation developed by our Dutch partner MagnaMedics BV removes these limits. It offers many major advantages compared to existing methods:

– Easy to automate
– No centrifugation or vacuum system required
– Short hands-on time
– Fast and standardized protocols
– Kits for analyte panels for efficient and cost-saving work routines
– Optionally available inclusive liquid handler with tracking options

The basic idea of MagSiMUS can be best described as „negative selection“ (see below). The smart thing is that MagSiMUS replaces filtration or centrifugation by simple pipetting steps as shown in the graphics below. The great advantage of this smart solution is the easy handling, either with manual pipettes or with the fully validated and automated MagSiMUSDX pipetting station or any automated liquid handler to increase the throughput.

There are already kis available for many clinical parameters like immunosuppressants, TDM, vitamine and many more.

Benefits of the MagSiMUS sample preparation

  • Fast processing (about 40 min/96 samples)
  • Integrated automation philosophy
  • Low input volumes required (25 µl blood/ 50 µl serum)
  • Reduced consumption of reagents and reference material
  • High precision and excellent  LC/MS signal-to-noise ratio
  • High reproducibility (low CV)
  • Innovative hardware solutions (MagSiMUSDX, LIQUIDATOR96)

The MagSiMUS Kits

Pipetting solutions for MagSiMUS

MagSiMUSDX for fully automated sample preparation

One major advantage of MagSiMUS is that it is so easy to automate. This opens the prespective to makeLC/MS sample preparation an extremely safew routine process, e.g with the MagSiMUSDX handler with full sample tracking.

The system is designed for easy programming and high flexibility. With only a few clicks it can be adjusted to either work with single tubes or 96 well plates, depending on the throughput. Please contact us for furhter information.

LIQUIDATOR96® – manual pipettor with 96 channels

Our 96-channel pipettor LIQUIDATOR96®. is a very powerful instrument to work with 96 well plates. With only one stroke you can add samples buffers to all 96 wells. It is also ideal to simultaneously remove supernatants as you can very accurately adjust how deep the pipette tips submerge.

Your Product Specialist

Manfred Lux

Sales Manager Germany

+49 (152) 3361 3268

ml@steinbrenner-laborsysteme.de

Jan Winter

Product Manager Genomics

Application specialist for PCR, qPCR, Magnetic Beads & CRISPR/Cas9

+49 (152) 3361 2537

jw@steinbrenner-laborsysteme.de