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MS QCAL Peptide Mix

lyophilized powder

MS Qual/Quant QC Mix


lyophilized powder

analyte chemical class(es)

amino acids, peptides, proteins


HPLC: suitable

Featured Industry

Food and Beverages


multi-component solution

shipped in


storage temp.


General description

QCAL was designed using the QconCAT technology and recombinantly expressed in E. coli.  The parent protein sequence of QCAL is as follows:


QCAL was subsequently digested with trypsin to give a core mixture of 22 peptides.


This product is optimized to assess platform characteristics, including:
  • Repeatability/Reproducibility between runs
  • System stability (drift, chromatography, signal intensity, sensitivity, etc.)
  • Inter- and intra- platform and lab comparisons
MSQC2 is intended to act as a universal MS platform standard, by providing several elements for calibration and performance assessment, such as instrument resolution and linearity of signal detection.

Features and Benefits


  • Defined mixture gives confidence in your instruments analysis


Each vial contains 25 μg of lyophilized peptides that are derived from trypsin digestion of the protein concatamer QCAL.

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Julie M Pratt et al.
Nature protocols, 1(2), 1029-1043 (2007-04-05)
An important area of proteomics involves the need for quantification, whether relative or absolute. Many methods now exist for relative quantification, but to support biomarker proteomics and systems biology, absolute quantification rather than relative quantification is required. Absolute quantification usually...
Claire E Eyers et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 19(9), 1275-1280 (2008-07-05)
If proteome datasets are to be collated, shared, and merged for higher level proteome analyses, there is a need for generally accepted strategies and reagents for optimization and standardization of instrument performance. At present, there is no single protein or...

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