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Webcasts - Recent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary IngredientsRecent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary Ingredients
Alejandro Cifuentes, Institute of Food Science Research, speaking at Food Analysis Congress.
Webcasts - Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!
In this webinar, solutions will be presented for fast DNA quantification, single cell counting and viability analysis, and automating long-term live kinetic cell assays.

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
Kimchi-based Preservative Used in Cosmetics is Not So Natural
Scientists report that kimchi-based preservative marketed as “all-natural” contains synthetic ingredients.
Could Maple Syrup Help Cut Use Of Antibiotics?
Syrup extract found to make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.
Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat
Tiny device could be incorporated into “smart packaging” to improve food safety.
Enriched Broccoli Reduces Cholesterol
New broccoli variety can help to reduce blood LDL-cholesterol.
Inkjet Printer Could Help Identify Food Contaminants
Ordinary office inkjet printer could produce simple tool to identify infectious disease, food contaminants.
Multi-Treenut Food Allergen Test Developed
Neogen has developed a rapid test that can simultaneously detect the presence of six tree nuts in a single test in just 10 minutes after extraction.
Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness
Researchers discourage the consumption of raw milk, especially by children, pregnant women and the elderly.
The Colour Of Lettuce Determines The Speed Of Its Antioxidant Effect
A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has explored the kinetics in the Batavia, Marvel of Four Seasons and Oak Leaf lettuces.
New Test To Revolutionise Disease Detection In People, Crops And Stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by UQ scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Creating A Better Wearable Alcohol Biosensor
First prize winner will be awarded $200,000.
Business News
Shimadzu Nexera UC Recognized at Pittcon 2015 with Editors’ Gold Award
Company has received the award at the 2015 Pittsburg Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon).
USDA Awards 36 Food Safety Grants
Grants include $6.7 Million for antimicrobial resistance, with aims of protecting consumers.
Collaboration Enables Simultaneous Detection of 14 Food Borne Pathogens
Toshiba, Kawasaki City partner to develop a rapid and efficient DNA chip technology for simultaneously testing 14 major types of food borne pathogens in less than 90 minutes.
Pittcon 2015 Announces Exposition Highlights
This year’s exposition welcomes 127 first-time exhibiting companies.
FDA Seeks $4.9 billion to Implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
FY 2016 request reflects a nine percent increase from FY 2015 budget, aims to improve the quality and safety of the medical products Americans use.
Undeclared Almond Incident Update
Further allergy alerts have been issued by the FSA, in response to detection of undeclared almond protein.
Food Forensics Achieves UKAS Accreditation
Food Forensics is the first laboratory in the UK to achieve UKAS accreditation focused on combatting food fraud.
Neogen Testing Solutions For Cumin And Spice Blend Contamination
In response to the recent recall for cumin adulterated with peanut and almond, the importance of ingredient and end product testing is highlighted.
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Designated an FAO Reference Centre
SIB and FAO collaborate on the screening, monitoring and follow-up of zoonotic diseases.
IBM and Mars Launch Pioneering Effort to Drive Advances in Global Food Safety
New Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium to undertake the largest-ever metagenomics study and unlock food safety insights across the supply chain.

Events
2nd Annual Food, Nutrition and
29 Apr 2015
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Microbiology Week 2015
02 Jun 2015
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Food Processing and Analysis
20 Aug 2015
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25 Aug 2015
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ePosters
TGA/IST16/GC/MS coupling : an advanced technique for LLDPE structure interpretation
1 SRA Instruments, 210 rue des Sources 69280 Marcy l'Etoile, France - 2 Université de Lyon, Univ. Lyon 1, CPE Lyon, CNRS UMR 5265, Laboratoire de Chimie Catalyse Polymères et Procédés (C2P2), Equipe

An innovative TGA/IST16/GC/MS coupling is presented.
DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS
Jomo Kentyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), and Foundation of Analytical Science and Technology in Africa (UK).

From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
DETERMINATION OF ESSENTIAL AND HEAVY METALS IN KENYAN HONEY BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION AND EMMISSION SPECTROSCOPY
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Generally, honey samples recorded very low concentrations of As compared to the other heavy metals determined in this study. The highest concentration of As was recorded in honey sample from Nairobi with a value of 0.03±0.01 ppm. All the values recorded were within the KEBS permitted value of 0.5 ppm in food according to Kenya Bureaue of Standards, 1996.
Prospecting For Iron and Titanium Using Termitaria
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

This study demonstrated elevated levels of the two metals (that is iron and titanium) in termitaria soil compared to the surrounding soils. Termitaria are very important bioturbators and can therefore be used as preliminary step in mineral prospecting since they provide an indication of the potential of the positive anomaly, and enables a judgment on the scale of the metal accumulation
Integrating Fluorescent Carbon Nanodot Synthesis and Optical Detection of Methylmercury
University of Vigo (Spain)

In the last years, a great interest toward development of optical nanoprobes has arisen, so fluorescent nanomaterials have been implemented in analytical systems for the detection of several species. In this work, a novel assay that integrates the synthesis of fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) and sensing within one step, for the fast, sensitive and selective detection of methylmercury is presented.
A FastGC Proton-Transfer-Reaction Quadrupole Ion Guide Time-of-Flight (PTR-QiTOF) Mass Spectrometer
1)Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Eduard- Bodem-Gasse 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria and 2) Institut für Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

In order to identify and quantify isomeric compounds independently in real-time, we introduce a novel approach where we integrate a fast GC column (“fastGC”) into a PTR-QiTOF instrument. The outstanding sensitivity of the new PTR-QiTOF (up to 4,700 cps/ppbv) is crucial for applications where time per analysis is limited, e.g. nosespace in food and flavor research. Particularly, in these fields the chemical environment is normally very complex so that a high selectivity is essential as well.
Analysis of Polymers, Additives and Contaminates in Medical Devices using Pyrolysis-GCMS
CDS Analytical

Pyrolysis GC-MS is a standard technique used to analyze industrial polymers. This poster will show the use of multiple temperature ramps to analyze for additives and contaminants, in addition to polymer identification, in several medical devices.
Investigating the Effects of Commercial Antimicrobial Agents on Human Corneal Epithelial Cell Membranes
SUNY University at Buffalo

Several commercial multi-purpose solutions (MPS) products contain polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and/or polyquaternium-1 (PQ-1) as antimicrobial agents. In this poster we report the effects of PHMB and PQ-1 on small unilamellar vesicles (SUV) that we have designed to mimic the average human corneal epithelial cell membrane.
Aptamer-Based Electrochemical Biosensing Platform for Detection of Hormonal Pollutants in Water
Université du Québec à Montréal, INRS-EMT

A novel detection mechanism based on aptamers has been developed to detect small molecules as hormones, antibiotics, toxins, drugs, etc. For first time, an aptasensor to detect progesterone has been developed.
An investigation into the effects of aging on automotive bumper samples by xylene soluble flow injection polymer analysis (XS-FIPA)
Malvern Instruments Ltd

This poster describes the use of flow injection polymer analysis (FIPA) as an analytical tool for xylene soluble (XS) determination with quick and easy simultaneous measurements of molecular weight (MW), intrinsic viscosity (IV) and XS%. The technique was applied to automotive bumper samples which had undergone an aging test. The results from the XS-FIPA technique highlight the differences caused by the aging process.
Application Notes
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.
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.
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