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Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Scientific Transcend DSX-1

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week launched the Thermo Scientific Transcend DSX-1 integrated sample prep and UHPLC system for clinical research, toxicology, and anti-doping laboratories to perform dried spot sampling and analysis. The system eliminates disc punching associated with dried blood matrix cards while optimizing sample extraction and recovery of multiple matrices, the company said. It added the system allows labs doing routine drug and other compound analysis to save time, labor, and reagent costs compared to manual workflows. Manual extraction protocols, which are time consuming, are eliminated with the proprietary flow-through desorption with heated capillary, while the automatic addition of an internal standard before extraction minimizes matrix interference, Thermo Fisher said.