Veterinary Drug Residue Analysis Using Teledyne Tekmar's AutoMate-Q40: An Automated Solution to QuEChERS
20 July 2015

QuEChERS is a Quick-Easy-Cheap-Effective-Rugged-Safe extraction method that has been developed for the determination of pesticide residues in agricultural commodities. The rise in popularity of this technique and the increase in sample testing have driven the need for automation of the QuEChERS method to increase productivity and throughput. The AutoMate-Q40 streamlines the QuEChERS method from adding Acetonitrile (ACN) and buffering salts, shaking, mixing, centrifugating the sample, transferring to a dispersive solid phase extraction (d-SPE)delivering the extract. This application note aims to validate the performance of AutoMate-Q40 by monitoring various chemical residues in different matrices.