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Webcasts - A "General User Facility" for Supporting Multiple Technologies and Scientific DisciplinesA "General User Facility" for Supporting Multiple Technologies and Scientific Disciplines
This presentation will present an overview of our high-throughput laboratory including the benefits and challenges of operating the laboratory to support multiple technologies and scientific disciplines.
Webcasts - The Lipidyzer™ Platform: A Revolutionary Tool for Understanding the Role of Lipids in DiseaseThe Lipidyzer™ Platform: A Revolutionary Tool for Understanding the Role of Lipids in Disease
Join us to learn about the key challenges in lipid analysis and how the Lipidyzer platform can help you overcome them.

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014
HTStec

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Scientific News
Investigating Bacteria in Raw Milk
A microbial study of milk trucks aims to improve dairy food safety and quality.
FDA Isolates Hepatitis A Outbreak Origin
The FDA and CDC are aiding the Hawaii Department of Health investigation into hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections linked to imported scallops.
MRSA – Just Add Salt
Scientists have discoved a new way to attack Staphylococcus aureus through salt content mechanisms
Frankfurter Fraud: Finding Out What’s In Your Hot Dog
Scientists have developed a technique to test the meat content of Frankfurters.
How Cloud Connectivity Can Combat the Reproducibility Crisis
This infographic explains the reproducibility crisis, and how cloud connectivity can help overcome this problem.
Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the world’s bananas.
EMA: Reduce Colistin Use in Animals
The EMA has updated its 2013 advice on the use in animals of colistin.
Food Risk Assessment: Malachite Green
EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain assessed the risks to consumers from malachite green in food.
Stats Improve Insight of Nanoparticle Risks
Study concuded that through statistical methods it is possible to improve the risk assessment of nanoparticles.
BMAA Implicated in Neuro-Diseases
The neurotoxin BMAA is suspected to play a role in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Business News
EFSA Reviews Maximum Content of Copper in Animal Feed
EFSA has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups.
Thermo, DuPont Extend Food Safety Agreement
Thermo Fisher scientific and DuPont Nutrition & Health extend BAX System Q7 Distribution agreement in Western Europe for an additional three years.
Broad Institute Launches Food Allergy Initiative
Food allergy science initiative will bring leading scientists together to pave way for development of diagnostics, therapeutics.
Metrohm USA Receives the Electrochemical Society Leadership Circle Award
Metrohm USA is proud to announce that it has received the Leadership Circle Award from The Electrochemical Society (ECS) recognizing ten consecutive years of membership.
CosmosID, BioCollective Collaborate on Microbiome Analysis Kit
We are incredibly excited to announce that in a partnership with The BioCollective we will be offering an affordable gut microbiome kit based on all of the DNA in your sample.
Lab Innovations Gears Up for 2016
Lab Innovations 2016 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, for its fifth edition. The show, which has established itself as the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory professionals, will take place on 2 & 3 November 2016.
DBV Tech, Nestlé Health Form Collaboration
Company has announced its collaboration with Nestlé Health Science to develop and commercialize a novel diagnostic test for pediatric milk allergy.
Helsinki Chemicals Forum Zeros in on The Circular Economy
Chemicals Management and Sustainable Chemistry Highlighted During Upcoming Conference in May
Expansion of Xylem Analytics Customer Solutions
Expansion will support goals to expand geographically and accelerate growth.
Fighting Ciguatoxin Food Poisoning
A cooperation project on ciguatoxin food poisoning involving 13 organisations from six Member States and EFSA is taking shape.

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Food Safety & Analysis Congres
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Probiotics Congress: USA
03 Oct 2016
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Platform Agnostic Data Processing Routine for Targeted and Untargeted Metabolite Identification in Drug Discovery
1Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), 8 King Street East, Toronto, ON. M5C 1B5. Canada; 2ACD/Labs, Moscow, Russia

A discussion of a new informatics solution that addresses common challenges in metabolite identification and characterization--from LC/MS data processing and metabolites prediction to reporting and databasing of assembled biotransformation knowledge.
Accurate Mass Spectral Database: Harnessing the Power of High Performance Mass Spectrometry at Long Last
LECO Corporation, Moscow State University

Standard mixtures comprising of alkanes, PAHs, semivolatiles, and pesticides were analyzed using a high resolution time-of-flight (HRTOF) mass spectrometer—Pegasus GC-HRT (LECO Corporation, Saint Joseph,MI)—at 10 spectra-per-second (m/z40–300) in high resolution mode (25,000 at FWHH). The resulting chromatographic peaks were automatically found, deconvoluted, and curated into an Accurate Mass Library (AML).
Automated Sample Preparation of Whole Blood for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Diagnostics by LC-MS using a Commercial Autosampler
1 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics , Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz; 2 CTC Analytics AG; Industriestrasse 20, CH-4222 Zw

In this poster the parameters necessary to automatically prepare whole blood samples for online LC-MS applications in the field of diagnostics and TDM have been investigated. A strategy and the most important parameters are shown for the optimization of a PAL RTC autosampler
for the preparation of whole blood samples.
Development and Application of Quantitative Immunoassays for Major Milk Allergens Bos d 5 (ß-lactoglobulin) and Bos d 11 (ß-casein)
1. Indoor Biotechnologies, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2. INRA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

In this study, we sought to develop accurate, sensitive and reliable assays that would enable quantification of multiple milk allergens.

A Unified Software Platform for Laboratory Informatics
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), Toronto, Canada.

Reported here are capabilities in automated workflows involving analytical data with chemical structures. Specifically described is automated homogenization of data from a set of instruments, including NMR structure verification, as one solution.
Determination of C2-C12 Aldehydes in Water by SPME Arrow On-Fiber Derivatization and GC/MS
1 BGB Analytik AG, Lettenstrasse 97, 8134 Adliswil, Switzerland; 2 CTC Analytics AG, Industriestrasse 20, 4222 Zwingen, Switzerland

A method applying SPME Arrow extraction and on-fiber derivatization for the quantitation of C2-C12 aldehydes in water by GC/MS is described.
Assessing Diversity in Cassava through the Application of Metabolomics
aSchool of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK bInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT

In the present study metabolomic platforms have been established for Cassava and used to assess the biodiversity present in Cassava germplasm collections and elucidate underlying biochemical mechanisms associated with traits of interest.
A KNIME Pipeline for the Analysis of GC-MS Data in Metabolomics
1Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pathology, University of Cagliari, Italy; 2Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Laborat

A KNIME pipeline was developed to perform pre-processing of GC-MS data in an automated way and applied to a Inflammatory bowel diseases case study
PredRet: Prediction of Retention Time by Direct Mapping between Multiple Chromatographic Systems
Department of Food Quality and Nutrition, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy.; Department of Stress and Developmental Biology, Leibniz Institute

Retention time (RT) information is under-utilized in LC-MS based metabolomics and sharing of RTs between systems is not currently possible. PredRet is a new system that allows highly accurate mapping and prediction of RTs between LC systems.
Profiling of metabolomic changes induced by testosterone esters in pig plasma and urine
Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic

In this study, metabolic fingerprinting to discriminate between pigs treated with 17ß-testosteron esters and control animals has been investigated. Multivariate statistical analysis showed significant metabolic differences between test and control groups on day 28 after aplication of the testosterone hormonal preparation.
Application Notes
A Novel Lipid Screening Platform that Provides a Complete Solution for Lipidomics Research
SCIEX

The Lipidyzer™ Platform, powered by Metabolon®.
Novel Chemical Standards Kits Enable Facile Lipid Quantitation
SCIEX

The Lipidyzer platform provides more accurate lipid analysis with less quantitative bias.
Using rheology to study the hardness and spreadability of butter
Malvern Instruments Limited

Butter is a multiphase emulsion consisting of fat globules, crystalline fat and an aqueous phase dispersed in a continuous oil phase.
Measurement of Dairy and Food Emulsions using Laser Diffraction
Malvern Instruments Limited

The particle size of the fat droplets present in dairy and other food emulsions is important in defining properties such as flavor release, mouth feel and the emulsion stability.
Understanding the production and perception of chocolate through particle size analysis
Malvern Instruments Limited

Chocolate occupies a special place in the Western palate and one of its attractions is known to be due to its unique mouthfeel.
Rapid point of use Grouper Chek™ assay using the Douglas Scientific® AmpliFire® detects seafood fraud
Douglas Scientific

The AmpliFire by Douglas Scientific along with GrouperChek isothermal amplification chemistry from PureMolecular, LLC provide a simple and portable tool to perform genetic analysis at the point of use. This paper demonstrates the ability of the AmpliFire combined with the GrouperChek assay to differentiate the highly prized grouper from tilapia, a common illegal substitute.
Utilization of kinITC in AFFINImeter
Malvern Instruments Limited

This note discusses how and when can kinetic information be retrieved from ITC power curves.
Aseptic Identification of Polysorbates using Handheld Raman
Rigaku Raman Technologies

As polysorbates are reactive to light and air, packaging is usually in thick, dark, amber bottles. This makes the identification process more difficult, as opening the container could compromise the sterility and quality of these materials. Handheld Raman is capable of identifying these materials without any sampling or preparation.
Herbal Materials and Natural Foods Analysis with Handheld Raman
Rigaku Raman Technologies

Dietary supplement manufacturers are required to use at least one appropriate test method to verify the identity of any component or excipient that is used in the manufacturing of a dietary supplement, as well as confirmation of identity of the product.
Simple sample preparation for the determination of vitamin D in serum by LC-MSMS
Tecan Group Ltd.

A growing number of laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) for the determination of vitamin D. The advantage of the latter method is unparalleled specificity combined with high sensitivity, offering the potential for the determination of multiple analytes, such as 25OH-vitamin D3 and 25OH-vitamin D2.
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