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Vol.10, No.3-4   October 1999 

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Improved Sample Prep System

Report from 1999 DOE Genome Meeting

Although the last decade has brought many advances in analytical instrumentation for characterizing complex biological samples, the technology for sample preparation has lagged behind. In an article in Analytical Chemistry [70, 1797-1801 (1998)], Richard Smith (PNNL) described a sample-cleanup microdialysis system that was integrated into the measurement instrumentation, greatly reducing the amount of sample required for analysis. Smith observed that the device has potential for rapidly identifying microorganisms by using mass spectrometry to detect characteristic biomarker species and for analyzing DNA using MS or automated PCR instrumentation.

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