PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: The Scott Partnership

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

ALMSCO International’s GC/MS Technology Enables Trace Level Detection of Pesticides in Apple Matrix - ALMSCO International’s High Definition GC/MS Technology Enables Trace Level Detection of Pesticides in Complex Apple Matrix - ALMSCO.com / ScottPR.com
ALMSCO International’s GC/MS Technology Enables Trace Level Detection of Pesticides in Apple Matrix

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Llantrisant, United Kingdom, 2011/07/19 - ALMSCO International’s High Definition GC/MS Technology Enables Trace Level Detection of Pesticides in Complex Apple Matrix - ALMSCO.com / ScottPR.com.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Medical Services/Equipment Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

ALMSCO International, a division of Markes International Ltd., today announced a new high definition GC/MS method enabling scientists to screen for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as pesticides at trace levels in complex apple matrices, without dependence on extensive sample clean-up. The new method, which is one component of ALMSCO’s extensive food safety offering, is designed to offer optimal sensitivity without comprising speed of analyses and selectivity. This application is detailed in a poster entitled “Environmental and food safety screening of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by GC(xGC)/TOF MS without dependence on extensive sample clean-up”, and is available online.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including pesticides and dioxins, are chemical compounds produced by human activity and are widely distributed in the environment by natural processes, persisting for many years after forming. POPs become more concentrated as they move up the food chain and food is therefore the most common source of human exposure to these dangerous substances. Pesticides are often used to prevent, destroy and control pests on food crops and can leave residues on agricultural products. This poses a risk to consumers and consumption can result in effects ranging from short-term health problems such as headaches and dizziness to long-term damage to the nervous system and, in some cases, cancer.

Continuous monitoring of pesticides in food is key in controlling exposure and facilitating regulatory compliance. Traditionally, in food industries and quality control (QC) laboratories samples can be rapidly and quantitatively screened for compliance in fast analytical cycles by using triple quadrupole GC/MS. However, when bringing new MRM methods online or adding more compounds to existing methods, it can be difficult to analyse for new and potentially toxic compounds in complex matrices. High definition GC/MS technology, such as ALMSCO International’s Bench-top time of flight(TOF) BenchTOF-dx, has emerged as a powerful and cost-effective technique for selective, sensitive and precise detection of low level pesticides in food samples. The new method developed by ALMSCO analyses pesticides in a complex apple matrix and enables analysts to screen for both known and unknown compounds at much lower levels with a high degree of definition and clarity. Sample components can be clearly identified, quantified and differentiated from one another, while also retaining the required attributes of speed and selectivity. With modern high definition GC/MS technology, samples can be prepared more quickly and analysed with higher throughput, while also fulfilling regulatory requirements.

In this method, researchers analysed 23 pesticides in a complex apple matrix using the GC/TOF technology. The results show that a BenchTOF-dx platform enables extraction at sub unit mass, substantially reducing matrix effects. When combined with comprehensive GCxGC technology, sub unit mass extraction offers the possibility to further extend the list of analytes that can be screened in a single analysis within a given time. This method enables high performance and productivity pesticide analysis and the sensitivity of the BenchTOF-dx removes the need for extensive sample clean-up. Enhanced productivity is especially beneficial in cases of increased sample demands, for example during a food safety crisis. The launch of this application highlights ALMSCO’s expertise in food safety testing.

For further information on ALMSCO’s food safety offering or the ALMSCO International range of products, please email enquiries[.]almsco.com or phone +44 (0)1443 230935.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Medical Services/Equipment Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: The Scott Partnership

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Medical Services/Equipment articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


ALMSCO International’s GC/MS Technology Enables Trace Level Detection of Pesticides in Apple Matrix

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

|
Publisher Contact: Lindsay Baldry - ScottPR.com 
+44 1477 539539 almsco[.]scottpr.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any The Scott Partnership securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Medical Services/Equipment via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From The Scott Partnership / Company Profile


Read Medical Services/Equipment Most Recent Related Newswires:

Agfa Specialty Products Announces the Launch of UNIQOAT
Sparta Releases Stratas 3.0 and TrackWise Intake
GE Healthcare Signs Agreement with HealthTrust to Supply Radiopharmaceuticals
GE Introduces CardioGraphe - The World’s First Dedicated Cardiovascular CT System
Frost & Sullivan Lauds ClearFlow’s ACT® Technology as a Transformational Force in Post-operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Protocols
ZOLL Receives Health Canada Approval for Two New Models of AEDS
ZOLL Hospital Wearable Defibrillator Receives Premarket Approval from the FDA
AFC Industries Joins HIMSS for its 56th Edition
Medical Companies Flock to Israel for R&D Support Infrastructure and Inorganic Growth Opportunities Finds Frost & Sullivan
GE Healthcare Expands MRI Contrast Media Product Range in Europe with Launch of Macrocyclic Agent Clariscan
Sparta Systems Launches Product Registration Tracking for 123Compliance Cloud QMS
Frost & Sullivan Lauds SnooZeal’s Unique Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Sleep Apnea in the European Market
ZOLL Expands the Rescuer Experience at EMS Today
Traditional Mass Spectrometers Give Way to High-resolution Technologies Such as MALDI-TOF Finds Frost & Sullivan
AccuVein, Inc. Named A Best Place to Work in Medical Sales for Second Consecutive Year

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona

Visit  MagLar, Inc.





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)