Research Article Cites Cleanascite™ for Serum Diabetes Biomarkers

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Research Article Cites Cleanascite™ for Serum Diabetes Biomarkers

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ, February 4, 2016 -- Biotech Support Group reports on a recent research article describing the simplicity and efficiency of their proteomic sample preparation technology for clearing lipid-associated matrix effects from human sera.

The citation is:

Steven W. Taylor, Nigel J. Clarke, , Zhaohui Chen, Michael J. McPhaul. A high-throughput mass spectrometry assay to simultaneously measure intact insulin and C-peptide. Clinica Chimica Acta

Available online 25 January 2016. doi:10.1016/j.cca.2016.01.019

In brief, the article’s authors aimed at simultaneously measuring intact insulin and proinsulin derived C-peptide, to help predict development of diabetes mellitus, as well as in differential diagnosis in cases of hypoglycemia. The article states “…15 µl of internal standard were added to each well followed by 50 µl of Cleanascite™ delipidation reagent previously mixed into a uniform suspension by a brief aspiration/dispense cycle within its reagent reservoir.” The article further notes a key component of the methodology as “…the use of a delipidation reagent to enhance immunocapture…The result was greatly enhanced recoveries and tighter CVs for the IS {internal standard} throughout the plate”.

“This is an exciting development as Cleanascite™ is shown both to improve LC-MS measurements, and validated in accordance with CLIA ’88 guidelines. Clearly, there was necessity for removing lipids without compromising the quantity or quality of the 2 biomarkers present and to be measured. The exquisite selectivity profile of Cleanascite™ makes this possible.” states Swapan Roy, Ph.D., President and Founder of Biotech Support Group.

For more information visit: Cleanascite™ Lipid Removal Reagent and Clarification, at

About Biotech Support Group LLC

Biotech Support Group LLC is a leading provider of proteomic, metabolomic and genomic sample preparation and enrichment products and services. It’s principal products include: AlbuVoid™ & AlbuSorb™ for albumin depletion, Cleanascite™ for lipid adsorption and clarification, HemogloBind™ & HemoVoid™ for hemoglobin removal, NuGel™ for functional & chemical proteomics, and ProCipitate™ for nucleic acid isolation. For more information, go to


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