COURSE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The LC/MS 101 On-Line Training course is intended for those not associated with the technical aspects of drug discovery and LC/MS analysis. Those who will benefit from the LC/MS 101 course include people who work in administration, IT, QA, HR, accounting, sample receipt, manufacturing, engineering, sales, etc.
This is an introductory course that overviews why the pharmaceutical industry needs the information provided by LC/MS techniques and explains how LC/MS provides this information. The course provides an overview in non-technical terms how HPLC (‘LC’) works, followed by the basics of atmospheric pressure ionization (API) mass spectrometry.
We explain why coupling the formerly independent techniques of LC and MS provides a winning combination called LC/MS that has become widely accepted in the pharmaceutical industry. Representative examples of the data obtained are shown. A jelly-bean experiment is performed with audience participation to demonstrate the principles of precision and accuracy that are important for the quantitative determination of drugs and their metabolites. All material is presented in this course in a non technical way that is easy to understand.