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The potential for elemental analysis in biotechnology

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The ICP-MS brings particular attributes to the method that distinguishes it from organic mass spectrometry: relative insensitivity to concomitant organic or metallic species, equivalent sensitivity to all similarly-tagged complexes, inherent ability to provide absolute quantitation and linearity of response. All these positive features fit the requirements of modern-day biotechnology. In this work, the potential of ICP-MS is discussed in the context of several urgent problems of biotechnology including: the determination of the state of phosphorylation of proteins, quality control of biologically active materials and control of efficiency of cell line transfections.

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11 Feb 2002
15 May 2002
First published
18 Jun 2002

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2002,17, 1148-1152
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The potential for elemental analysis in biotechnology

V. I. Baranov, Z. A. Quinn, D. R. Bandura and S. D. Tanner, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2002, 17, 1148
DOI: 10.1039/B201494G

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