Matthew E Szapacs

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BACKGROUND Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling has recently gained popularity in the bioanalysis community for quantitation of small molecules. Since the pharmaceutical industry continues to increase investment in biopharmaceuticals, DBS technologies were investigated to determine if immunoassay and/or LC-MS/MS techniques would be amenable for quantitation of a(More)
BACKGROUND The cardioprotective effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and analogs have been previously reported. We tested the hypothesis that albiglutide, a novel long half-life analog of GLP-1, may protect the heart against I/R injury by increasing carbohydrate utilization and improving cardiac energetic efficiency. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS(More)
A highly sensitive and selective quantitative method to accurately determine testosterone (Te) and 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in human serum is crucial to the success of Te replacement therapy for hypogonadism. To this end we have developed and validated a semi-automated and relatively high-throughput method in a 96-well plate format using(More)
BACKGROUND Domain antibodies (dAbs; ∼10-15 kDa) are made up of the variable heavy chain or the variable light chain of the antibody structure, and retain binding capability. dAbs have proved difficult to detect in plasma using immunoassay without specific antibodies raised against the dAb. RESULTS A sensitive and selective UPLC-MS/MS method for the(More)
The 2014 8th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (8th WRIB), a 5-day full immersion in the evolving field of bioanalysis, took place in Universal City, California, USA. Close to 500 professionals from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies worldwide convened to share, review, discuss and(More)
BACKGROUND The quantification of proteins and peptides in in vivo samples is a critical part of supporting the drug development process for biotherapeutics. LC-MS/MS using tandem quadrupole mass spectrometers is well established as the technology of choice for the quantification of small-molecule drugs and their metabolites in biological fluid. The(More)
BACKGROUND The Gyrolab™ workstation benefits from fully automated transfer of reagents and samples originating from a storage microplate onto a compact disc containing solid-phase microstructures composed of a 15 nl streptavidin-derivitized bead bed. RESULTS This paper describes the development, full validation and use of the method in a regulated(More)
The 2015 9th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (9th WRIB) took place in Miami, Florida with participation of over 600 professionals from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies worldwide. It is once again a 5-day week long event - a full immersion bioanalytical(More)
The portfolios of pharmaceutical companies have diversified substantially over recent years in recognition that monotherapies and/or small molecules are less suitable for modulating many complex disease etiologies. Furthermore, there has been increased pressure on drug-development budgets over this same period. This has placed new challenges in the path of(More)
BACKGROUND Camphanic acid chloride has proven to be an efficient chiral derivatization reagent for determination of stereoisomers. RESULTS The utility of chemical derivatization of various stereoisomers containing hydroxy functional groups with camphanic acid chloride in the presence or absence of a base is highlighted. This procedure is shown to be(More)