New Objective Webinar Series Featuring PicoChip®: Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers

November 11, 2023 – Littleton, MA (USA) New Objective hosted a webinar event on Wednesday September 27th focused on the use of PicoChip® columns for Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers research. The webinar hosted by Mike Lee, CEO, New Objective, Amanda Berg, Vice President, New Objective, and Emily Ehrenfeld, President, New Objective, featured Justyna Zakaria at Northwestern University who shared her recent research on “Normalized human sAPPβ clearance rates are slower in the setting of Alzheimer’s disease than in healthy aging, but inter-subject variability is marked.”

Justyna shared the importance of mass spectrometry and nanobore chromatography for the quantitative analysis of human sAPPβ and Aβ in CSF samples. The increased production and/or decreased clearance of amyloid-beta (Aβ) leads to higher order of amyloid structures that initiate a sequence of events that can result in Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists already know that the pathological changes to the brain occur 10-15 years prior to the clinical onset of Alzheimer’s. We need biomarkers showing that these changes are happening and allow physicians to start treatment prior to the cognitive decline.

Justyna and her team developed a robust, reproducible and precise analytical method based on PicoChip columns.

 “The accuracy and precision with the PicoChip are really great, 3 to 6%, and the heated PicoChip is likely even better.– Justyna Dobrowolska Zakaria, Northwestern University

The same platform will be used as Justyna works on translating the method from CSF samples to blood plasma samples to evaluate the sAPPβ and Aβ in people with Down syndrome and younger healthy adults. The sensitivity and robustness of the PicoChip platform make this possible.

The team at New Objective is committed to working with and supporting scientists like Justyna with state-of-the-art analytical solutions which are scalable and provide consistent results from column to column, mass spec to mass spec, lab to lab.

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