Top List: The Latest Food and Beverage News

01 Jul 2015

Discover new application notes, technology news and videos


Discover the latest products and application notes for Food and Beverage research, including a novel use of REIMS™ Research System with iKnife™ Technology for combating food fraud and an innovative workflow to improve productivity for testing pesticide residue.

1. Video: Verification of Foreign DNA: Purification and Extraction

Watch this video to see how you can improve your daily DNA extraction procedures of food samples. Discover how Eppendorf products such as the Eppendorf Xplorer Plus and the epMotion M5073 can help with both manual and automated DNA extraction processes, plus reliably detect DNA and improve yields compared to standard DNA extraction techniques. Watch now


2. Application note: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Applied to the Analysis of Unsaturated Fat Content in Seed Oils 

This application note demonstrates that different chemical groups are clearly identifiable in the lower field of the 1H NMR spectrum and describes how this information can be used to analyze the fat component of oils derived from seeds. Download here


3. Application note: A Fast and Accurate Method for the Analysis of Organic Acids and Anions in Fermentation Broth

This poster describes a simple and rapid capillary electrophoresis method for the determination of anions and organic acids in fermentation broth, utilizing a dynamic capillary coating and indirect UV detection to provide resolution of 4 anions and 11 organic acids that contribute to overall product quality in beer. Download here


4. Video: Lysis of Plant Tissue for Nucleic Acid and Protein Extraction

Plant tissue poses many challenges during sample preparation procedures, due to fibrous tissue in leaves, roots and stems, tough seed coats of grains, and an abundance of PCR inhibitors. Watch this video to see how the FastPrep®System quickly and efficiently lyses all these samples. With optional large volume adapters and lysing matrix tubes, FastPrep® is the perfect sample preparation system for the extraction and purification of nucleic acids and proteins from plant tissue. Watch now


5. Application note: Speciation of Arsenic in Rice by LC-ICP-MS on PlasmaQuant® MS Elite

This application note demonstrates the speciation of arsenic in rice by LC-ICP-MS on PlasmaQuant® MS Elite. The World Health Organization recommends an arsenic intake no greater than 15µg per kg body weight per week, and next to drinking water, rice consumption is a major source of arsenic that affects around three billion people. Download here


6. Product news: Start-to-Finish Workflows Designed to Increase Productivity for Pesticide Residue Testing 

Thanks to Thermo Fisher Scientific, scientists may now be able to access 'fully built methods', allowing them to perform quantitation and screening experiments quicker, more easily and with more confidence. The Thermo Scientific Pesticide Explorer Collection is a set of LC-MS solutions tailored to laboratories performing routine quantitation, targeted screening and non-targeted analysis of pesticide residues in food matrices; and it will simplify the routine monitoring of pesticides with pre-configured hard and software. Read more


7. Video: Waters REIMS™ Research System with iKnife™ Technology Advances Food Fraud Testing 

The Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry™ (REIMS™) Research System with iKnife™ Sampling combines direct-from-sample ionization with high performance time-of-flight mass spectrometry and powerful, intuitive analytics. The system eliminates the need for sample preparation and chromatographic separation, providing food, microbiology and tissue researchers with near-instantaneous data acquisition. Watch now


8. Product news: Phenomenex Enhances Kinetex Core-Shell Family with pH 1-12 Stable 2.6µm and 1.7µm EVO C18 Columns

The Kinetex EVO C18 columns provide a unique C18 selectivity, offering excellent peak shape for bases, 100% aqueous stability and rugged pH stability from 1 to 12 by incorporating a patented organo-silica grafting process that utilizes uniform stabilizing ethane cross-linking. The new, smaller particle sizes extend the versatility and scalability of this media, introduced initially in 5µm particles for HPLC and preparative HPLC work. Read more


9. Application note: Enhanced Separation and Identification of Fungicides in Wine by Headspace SPME–GC×GC–TOF MS

This application note describes how the enhanced separation offered by GC×GC can be coupled with the exceptionally sensitive BenchTOF-HD mass spectrometer to enable the screening of wine for trace-level fungicides, as well as compounds giving rise to organoleptic faults. Trace levels of fungicides are difficult to detect using conventional quadrupole GC–MS, without resorting to selected ion monitoring mode. Download here


10. Application note: Screening and Verifying Mycotoxins in Food with Q-TOF LCMS and an Accurate Mass Library

This application note describes the creation of an accurate mass library for mycotoxins and related metabolites and its application for the screening of mycotoxins in food. An Agilent 1290 Infinity LC coupled to an Agilent 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF LC/MS was operated in positive and negative electrospray with dual-spray Agilent Jet Stream Technology. Accurate mass spectra were acquired for a large collection of mycotoxins and related metabolites in one or both ionization modes and for all relevant ion species. Download here


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