Product News: New roQ™ QuEChERS Kits from Phenomenex Improve Speed and Ease of Use

08 Oct 2012

Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces roQ QuEChERS kits, for the cleanup of multiple pesticide residues in food prior to HPLC or GC analysis. The roQ kits offer a number of usability features specifically designed to facilitate and improve the largely manual QuEChERS technique.

Rigorously tested tubes and superior tube caps ensure leak-free performance. The low-extractable tubes ensure the cleanest possible extracts. In addition, roQ flat-bottom centrifuge tubes are designed to stand upright so they can be easily placed on a scale for sample weighing. The roQ salt packets have a unique, easy-pour design that minimizes spills.

QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) is a popular two-step sample preparation approach for the extraction and analysis of multiple residues, which are difficult to target with selective techniques such as SPE. The technique extracts a wide range of compounds of various chemical structures and removes unwanted interferences in the sample. Phenomenex’s roQ is compatible with official methods from AOAC International and the Committee of European Normalization (CEN).

“roQ meets the growing need for fast, user-friendly QuEChERS sample preparation and complements our strong sample preparation offerings,” comments Erica Pike, brand manager for Phenomenex. “Food safety testing is a rapidly growing application in many parts of the world and we serve this market with many solutions.”

A wide range of roQ QuEChERS extraction and dispersive SPE (dSPE) kits are available to meet the needs of different food matrices. Phenomenex offers a range of solutions for subsequent high-resolution analysis of multi residues by LC or GC.