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No image available for this webcastMoving from Functional Genomics to Functional Improvement in Sorghum
Clifford Weil, Purdue University, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Webcasts - Processing Contaminants: A Problem That Will Not Go Away For The Food Industry and on Which Plant Scientists and Breeders Must EngageProcessing Contaminants: A Problem That Will Not Go Away For The Food Industry and on Which Plant Scientists and Breeders Must Engage
Nigel Halford, Rothamsted Research, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014

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.
Analytical Instrument Market in the US 2014-2018
Infinity Research

TechNavio's report focuses on the US and has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Chromatography Resin Market by Application, Techniques & Type - Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography resin market is expected to grow at a decent pace during the coming decade driven by its increasing application in monoclonal antibody production and food analytics.
Chromatography Accessories and Consumables Market by Types, Technology & End-users - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The chromatography accessories and consumables market demands significant investments in R&D in order to constantly come up with new and innovative products and technologies.
Food Diagnostics Systems Market, Consumables Market & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The food diagnostics market size is projected to increase with rising concerns over food quality and safety, and the implementation of stringent regulations on food safety and foodborne illness prevention.
Chromatography Reagents Market By Type, Bed Shape, Mobile Phase, Separation Mechanism & End User - Global Forecasts to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The market is expected to witness a high growth due to high demand of chromatography reagents in the growing pharmaceutical market.
Atomic Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Competitive Landscape, Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global atomic spectroscopy market was valued at an estimated $4.02 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4%.
Molecular Spectroscopy Market by Technology & Application - Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

Over the years, the molecular spectroscopy market, comprising instruments, consumables, and services, has witnessed various technological advancements. These advancements have led to a growth in the number of molecular spectroscopy applications.
Mass Spectrometry Market by Technology & Application - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018
MarketsandMarkets

The global mass spectrometry market witnesses high competitive intensity as there are many big and small firms with similar product offerings. These companies adopt various strategies to increase their market shares and to establish a strong foothold in the global market.
Security Technologies in Biotechnology
RI Technologies

The report serves as a guide to security technology industry for biotechnology applications, covering more than 350 companies that are engaged in security technology/products and services.
Scientific News
Rice Could Make Cholera Treatment More Effective
Current rehydration therapy for cholera could increase the toxicity of the cholera bacterium.
New Test For Detecting Horse Meat
New test compares differences in chemical compositions of the fat found in meats.
Turkeys may be Lifesavers
Antibiotic to target staph infections, strep, comes from good bacteria in turkeys.
Electronic ‘Tongue’ to Ensure Food Quality
The device could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves.
Altered Milk Protein Can Deliver AIDS Drug to Infants
Binding with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Could Non-gluten Proteins Play a Role in Celiac Disease?
Scientists are reporting in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research that people with the disease also have reactions to non-gluten wheat proteins.
Mass Spec Sample Prep Cut From Days to Minutes
The method, developed by Livermore scientists, accommodates liquid samples and bypasses the graphitization process, enabling sample preparation and analysis in minutes.
Cracking the Mysteries of Walnut Research
Researchers with North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute have developed a unique methodology for exploring walnut phytochemicals.
BPA Exposure by Infants May Increase Risk of Food Intolerance
Exposure to Bisphenol A at a dose significantly below the current FDA Tolerable Daily Intake predisposes offspring to food intolerance at adulthood.
Tea and Citrus Products Could Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
New UEA research finds that women who consume foods containing flavonols and flavanones significantly decrease their risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer.
Business News
Health Canada Extends Certification of DuPont E. Coli Assay
New protocol allows customers to incubate multiple ground beef samples as a single enrichment to test product in one PCR reaction.
Functional Foods Market Increases in Size
The global market for food and drinks offers functional health benefits.
FDA Rules Will See Calorie Counts on Menus
The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations.
Evolva to Acquire Allylix
Expands product portfolio and strengthens stevia franchise.
AB SCIEX Wins New Product Innovation Award in Asia Pacific
The award recognizes the company’s continued innovation in the mass spectrometry industry and a number of new products introduced into the market in recent years.
Thermo Fisher Q3 Revenues up 31 Percent
Thermo Fisher announced that revenues grew 31% to $4.17 billion for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014.
Waters Q3 Revenues up 8 Percent
Company reports third quarter sales of $493 million, an increase of 8% versus sales of $457 million in the third quarter of 2013.
£1.4M Funding to Safeguard Global Food Security
Researchers are part of a project that has received £1.4 million in new funding to explore how plants manipulate soils to extract more water and nutrients.
Norwich Research Park Receives £12.5M Investment
Government will fund 125 PhD students through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership over the next five years.
FDA Food Safety Challenge
Challenge aims to spur new technologies for fighting foodborne illness.

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ePosters
LC-MS/MS METHOD FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF PITOFENONE IN HUMAN PLASMA
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore – 570 015, Karnataka, India

We developed LCMS/MS bioanalytical method for quantitative estimation of Pitofenone HCl in plasma is simple, sensitive, accurate, precise, and selective. Percentage recovery shows that the method is free from interference of matrix. The analytical method presented here has proved to be useful for investigation of the characteristics of Pitofenone in human plasma in pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies.
Validation of HPLC analytical method for determination of biogenic amines in agricultural products
Department of food and biothechnology, Sejong, Korea univercity

An analytical method was validated for the quantitative determination of biogenic amines (BA) in agricultural products. The validation results fulfill AOAC criteria and recommendations. This method has been applying to analyze BA in agricultural products for a total dietary survey in Korea.
Non-target Screening of Contaminants in Paper-paperboard for Food Contact Materials
*Department of Food Preservation, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Technicka 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic; **National Institute of Public Health, Srobarova 48, 100 42 Prague 10, Czec

The aim of this work was non-targeted screening of xenobiotics in paper and paperboard packaging materials used for food packaging in the Czech Republic.
Development of an Analytical Strategy for Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Contaminants in Paper Food Packaging
(1) The National Institute of Public Health, (2) Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague

We developed a method for simultaneous determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polyfluorinated compounds, ink photoinitiators, phthalates and bisphenols in paper food packaging employing GC–MS/MS and HPLC–MS/MS.
METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF METHYLMERCURY AND INORGANIC MERCURY IN SEAFOOD
University of Barcelona, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

This work reports the method development for the simultaneous determination of methylmercury (MeHg+) and inorganic mercury (iHg) species in seafood. The study focused on the extraction and quantification of MeHg+ by liquid chromatography coupled to on-line UV irradiation and cold vapour atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-UV-HG-AFS), using HCl 4 mol L-1 as extractant agent.
Microextraction techniques combined with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for determination of different metal ions in water
(a) Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, Szkolna 9, 40-006 Katowice, Poland (b) Department of Chemistry, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi s/n, 17170-Girona, Spain (c) Institute of Eart

In present work new preconcentration procedures combining microextraction techniques and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy were developed. Proposed methodologies are promising tools for multielemental analysis enabling detection of natural pollutants in different water samples.

Analysis of Low Levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Canned Broths
Supelco, Div. of Sigma-Aldrich, Bellefonte, PA 16823 USA, Sigma-Aldrich, 80 rue de Luzais-BP 701, 38297 St Quentin, Fallavier, France

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a primary monomer used in the manufacture of many plastics and epoxies. Some of these plastics are used as beverage containers and as liners and sealants for metal food containers. Because of BPA’s potential to act as an endocrine disrupter at low concentrations in humans, regulations have been enacted regarding BPA concentrations in food and beverages sold for human consumption.
Fast and Efficient Analysis of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Edible Oils Using Dual-Layer SPE
Sigma-Aldrich, 80 rue de Luzais, BP 701, 38297 St Quentin, Fallavier, France, 2Supelco, Div. of Sigma-Aldrich, Bellefonte, PA 16823 USA

A new dual-layer cartridge for the efficient extraction of PAHs from edible oils
Total Phenolics and Beta-1,3-Glucans Extracted from Medicinal Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum, Inonotus obliquus, and Phellinus linteus)
(1) Department of Food and Nutrition, and Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, Korea. (2) DHF Co., Ltd., Korea *E-mail: ddeol@snu.ac.kr

This study was to analyze the total phenolics, beta-glucans, and beta-1,3-glucans in water extracts of three medicinal mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum(GL), Inonotus obliquus(IO), and Phellinus linteus(PL)) under different extraction conditions.
Application of Central Composite Design (CCD) for the Optimization of Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) of Phenolics from Corn (Zea mays)
1Department of Food and Agricultural Product Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Gadjah Mada University, Jalan Flora, 55281, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 2Department of Ana

A new Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) of phenolic compounds from corn (Zea mays) has been optimized by means of chemometrics tool. The proposed method was validated and successfully applied to the analysis of phenolics content in several corn cultivars.
Application Notes
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.
Automated Sample Preparation of 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2 from Serum with the AC Extraction Plate and the Tecan Freedom EVO® for the quantification by LC-MS/MS
Tecan Group Ltd.

There is an increasing demand for the determination of Vitamin D status which is based on the quantification of the two metabolites 25-OH-Vitamin D3/D2. Numerous laboratories have moved from the use of immunoassay methods to liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) because of its specificity combined with high sensitivity. Moreover LC-MS/MS offers the potential for multianalyte determination which is required for Vitamin D status determination.
Can LC-MS/MS Be Used in Horse Meat Detection?
AB SCIEX

Following the Food Standards Agency’s announcement that horse and pig DNA had been identified in beef products sold by several supermarket chains, further testing has revealed widespread incidences of such contamination. This application note details a rapid, robust, sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS assay for the simultaneous detection of horse meat and the banned substance phenylbutazone (BUTE).
Determination of sodium in margarine manufacture
Metrohm AG

This application note describes the determination of the total sodium content of precursor solutions used in margarine manufacture.
Determination of sodium in soy milk
Metrohm AG

This Application Note describes the determination of the total Sodium content in soy milk products. The methodology may also be applied to the determination of Sodium in milk from cows, goats, and sheep.
ORAC Assay for the Determination of Antioxidant Capacity in Foods
Tecan Group - Products

Measuring oxygen radical absorbance capacity with the Infinite® 200 PRO multimode reader.
Oxidation Stability of Sweet Almond Oil
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of the oxidation stability of sweet almond oil using the Rancimat method.
Oxidation Stability of Walnut Oil
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of the oxidation stability of walnut oil using the Rancimat method.
Oxidation Stability of Instant Noodles
Metrohm AG

During the production process instant noodles are deep-fried, which enables a quick preparation for the consumer. Due to the high fat content of instant noodles, up to 22%, they can get rancid.
Oxidation Stability of Peanut Oil
Metrohm AG

This application note outlines the determination of the oxidation stability of peanut oil using the Rancimat method.
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