Elimination Of The LC/MS Data Analysis Worklfow Bottleneck Using Analytical Studio

Joseph Simpkins

Modern mass spectrometry labs usually contain instruments from multiple vendors generating data for hundreds to thousands of samples per day. The challenge facing most labs today is not data generation. Rather, it is data interpretation.How do labs keep from being buried under all of the data they can generate? We have implemented a software suite (Analytical Studio) to automate the workflow process of interpreting the qualitative and quantitative LC/MS analysis of small molecules. Specific attention was paid to workflow management, data review, exception handling, multi-vendor support and interfacing with legacy systems.