Other Applications

Although we have focused on the genomic uses of CGE, the technology is universally applicable to the separation of a wide range of analytes including peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, drugs for clinical or forensic applications, as well as applications in biotechnology and environmental analysis.[13-15]

The review by Thormann[13] compares capillary electrophoresis to current analytical approaches in licit and illicit drug assays including high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography, and high-throughput automated immunoassays and photometric assays. It concludes that capillary electrophoresis has yet

Table 1 Some examples of capillary electrophoresis platforms Manufacturer Instrument

Applied Biosystems

Beckman Coulter

SpectruMedix to realize its full potential, and is more likely to complement the existing technologies than replace them. However, the reproducibility coupled with the potential to perform drug measurements in nanoliter volumes of body fluids is an attractive option in a clinical chemistry, pharmacology, or forensic laboratory setting.

Good Carb Diet

Good Carb Diet

WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.

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