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Independent Evaluations

"[T]he S-Trap workflow gives the greatest number of peptide and protein identifications. Using the S-Trap method and starting with ∼0.5 mL [of urine], we identify ∼1500 protein groups and ∼17 700 peptides from DDA analysis with a single injection. ... To our knowledge, these are the largest reported values for peptide and protein identification from urine samples using single-shot bottom-up proteomics."

"S-Trap had the highest peptide recovery, highest number of peptide spectral matches (PSMs), and highest median coverage"

Poster: Neely BA, Bland A, Janech MG. Comparison of in-solution, FASP, and S-trap based digestion methods for bottom-up proteomic studies. NIST poster presented at ASMS 2019.

Average peptide recovery (%)

Number of proteins identified

Proteomics analysis of clinical FFPE samples of primary colorectal adenocarcinoma. "[T]he average peptide recovery obtained by in-solution digestion, in-gel digestion and S-Trap digestion are 9.1%, 9.5% and 93.5%, respectively. ... The conclusion of this study is basically the same as that of Katelyn [Ludwig] et al." (Study immediately below.) 6,052 proteins were subsequently detected via S-Trap analysis of 58 colon cancer FFPE samples from the biobank of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

“S-Traps demonstrated the best overall performance, with the largest numbers of protein identifications and quantitative reproducibility. [You can] use SDS in your proteomics sample [and] it outperformed all other methods regardless of lysis conditions. Therefore, S-Traps provide the best balance of time, cost, and performance of the bottom-up workflows examined in this study.”

S-Traps “…can generate digestion-ready samples within minutes. As comparing to currently available approach such as FASP, the S-Trap truly shortens the bench time from over three hours to 10~20 minutes, thus speeding up the entire assembly line of proteomics analysis.”

“We [evaluate] lysis buffers with S-Trap: SDS, urea, NP-40, RIPA, and SDS with DTT (SDT). We show that S-Trap is compatible with all of the tested buffers… [W]e anticipate that the method will transform experimental planning for mass-spectrometry-based proteomics, making it far more flexible and tolerable of various lysis buffers.”

S-Traps yielded the highest reproducibility, highest number of PSMs and proteins/peptides identified in milk fat globule membrane (MFGM).

Incubating mammalian cells in bioreactors requires the addition of polymeric surfactants such as Pluronic F68 [which] are incompatible with mass spectrometry proteomics and must be eliminated during sample preparation. S-Trap substantially reduced or eliminated the polymer(s) and S-Trap provided the most robust cleanup and highest quality data."