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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.
Webcasts - Guidelines for Harmonisation, Standardisation and Validation of Molecular Methods in Food MicrobiologyGuidelines for Harmonisation, Standardisation and Validation of Molecular Methods in Food Microbiology
Martin D'Agostino, Microbiologist, FERA, speaking at Food Analysis Congress.

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Scientific News
Questioning the Safety of Selenium to Combat Cancer
Research indicates the need for change in practice as selenium supplements cannot be recommended for preventing colorectal cancer.
Food Analysis Applications of Core-Shell Columns in HPLC
Despite applications of core-shell particles columns in food analysis being at an early stage, articles describing their use for improving separations of several classes of compounds are becoming more frequent.
Cocoa Compound Linked to Some Cardiovascular Biomarker Improvements
The study highlights the urgent need for large, long-term RCTs that improve understanding of how the short-term benefits of cocoa flavanol intake on cardiometabolic biomarkers may be translated into clinical outcomes.
Desalinated Sea Water Linked to Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Study suggests that desalination can dramatically increase the prevalence of inadequate iodine intake.
3D-Printing in Science: Conference Co-Staged with LABVOLUTION
LABVOLUTION 2017 will have an added highlight of a simultaneous conference, "3D-Printing in Science".
A New Technique to Beat the Food Fraudsters
Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park.
Antibiotic Resistance Can Occur Naturally in Soil Bacteria
Scientists have found natural anti-biotic resistant bacteria in soils with little to no human exposure.
Eggs from Small Flocks More Likely to Contain Salmonella
Penn State study suggests that eggs from small local enterprises are not safer to eat than “commercially produced” eggs.
Using X-rays to Figure Out Fats
Scientists trying to replace food fats with non-saturated versions are looking to x-rays to aid them.
Feeding Babies Egg and Peanut May Prevent Food Allergy
The new analysis pools all existing data, and suggests introducing egg and peanut at an early age may prevent the development of allergy.
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smartLAB 2017: For Tomorrow’s Intelligent Laboratories
smartLAB 2017 will be held 16-18 May at LABVOLUTION along side BIOTECHNICA life sciences show.
Danaher to Acquire Phenomenex
Company will operate as a standalone operating company, retaining the Phenomenex brand, its personnel and site locations.
Organic Farming Study Receives $2M Grant
Organic farmers who use animal-based manure to improve soil quality and nourish crops are receiving help through a nearly $2 million grant for a food-safety research project.
UW Gets NOAA Grant for Algal Bloom Forecasts
NOAA sponsored project brings academic, federal, state and tribal scientists to develop forecasts for toxic harmful algal blooms in the Pacific Northwest.
Glyphosate: EFSA to Share Raw Data
EFSA is to release the raw data used in the recent EU safety evaluation of glyphosate, as part of its commitment to open risk assessment.
Lab Innovations Adds Major Names to Exhibitor Line-Up
Lab Innovations 2016 announce big name exhibitors that are signed up to their event in November.
Thermo Completes $4.2B FEI Acquisition
Business will become part of Thermo Fisher’s Analytical Instruments Segment.
Lab Innovations Signs Partnership with One Nucleus
One Nucleus joins a number of bodies supporting Lab Innovations following partnership signing.
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.

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Development and Application of Quantitative Immunoassays for Major Milk Allergens Bos d 5 (β-lactoglobulin) and Bos d 11 (β-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 Novel Benchtop Time-of-Flight GC-MS System for High Performance Analysis of Human Urine
LECO Corporation

A workflow was developed and implemented for the effective comparison of urine. It involved the preparation of stable compounds through derivatization, data acquisition using a high performance benchtop TOFMS, comprehensive data processing (NonTarget Deconvolution™), and quick retrospective analysis of rich datasets using Target Analyte Finding.

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
Application Notes
Particle Size Analysis of Calcium Carbonates by Laser Diffraction
Malvern Instruments Limited

Calcium Carbonate is used within a wide range of industrial products as a filler and pigment. It is also used as a source of calcium within food and pharmaceutical products. Its function is often related to its particle size and size distribution.
A Novel Lipid Screening Platform that Provides a Complete Solution for Lipidomics Research

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

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.

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