Institut Curie, France
Q: WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF YOUR LAB’S RESEARCH?
A: The central activity of our group is to design and develop molecules to study and control biological systems. We are using organic and organometallic synthesis to construct new bioactive compounds, new agents for bioconjugation, and new probes for biology. Our focus is to apply chemistry to biology by identifying targets and then creating cancer treatment strategies and therapy options.
Q: WHAT PREVIOUS WORKFLOW CHALLENGES DID YOU EXPERIENCE?
A: For identification and analysis, we use NMR and HPLC regularly, but had no mass spectrometer in the laboratory, so we gave our samples to outside MS service for analysis. Therefore, we had to wait for the results.
Q: WHY DID YOU INCORPORATE THE EXPRESSION CMS INTO YOUR LABORATORY?
A: Advion’s CMS allows us to have a self-service option. One ingenieur is in-charge of the CMS, but everyone can use it including students after a short formation. And for 80% of our work it is perfect. We still use the MS facility for more demanding analysis, but this new workflow speeds up our process significantly.
Q: WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO PURCHASE THE EXPRESSION CMS?
A: I would recommend the CMS to any small or large organization like ours who wants fast answers for day-to-day analysis.