Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Food & Beverage Analysis
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Denmark’s National Food Institute Adopts Thermo Scientific ICP-MS

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bookmark and Share
iCAP Q ICP-MS system to speciate arsenic and measure nanoparticles in food.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has adopted a Thermo Scientific iCAP Q inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) for research supporting EU Commission development of standards for arsenic and nanomaterials in food.

Dr. Erik Huusfeldt Larsen, senior researcher at The National Food Institute,(DTU) and his Metals, Minerals & Nano Group at DTU are using the iCAP Q ICP-MS system to determine the species of arsenic found in food samples.

EU Commission researchers have found that it is no longer adequate to measure total arsenic in food because small amounts of inorganic arsenic can be associated with diseases such as cancers of the skin and bladder, while organic arsenic is much less toxic.

Larsen notes that until recently, arsenic contamination was associated mainly with fish and other marine products; but in recent years, arsenic found in drinking water, rice and wheat have also attracted public attention.

This work supports the European Conffidence project www.conffidence.eu/ which aims to develop easy-to-use methods of analysis for contaminants, including inorganic arsenic.

In this project, the iCAP Q instrument will be used for selective and sensitive detection of arsenic following solid phase extraction.

Dr. Larsen’s group also collaborates on the EU-funded NanoLyse project (www.nanolyse.eu) for determination of nanoparticles including silver, silica and organic nanoparticles in the food matrix.

The iCAP Q system will be used in “single particle” ICP-MS mode for determination of metallic nanoparticles in food.

“This technology gives us the capability to detect and count individual nanoparticles in food, and this is very important,” said Dr. Larsen.

Dr. Larsen continued, “We need to know more than just the size of the particles present, we must also be able to determine the number-based size distribution of particles in a sample. This matters because toxic effects are likely to be associated with the huge surface area of nanoparticles.”

“Our company has enjoyed supporting the work of the National Food Institute for a number of years, and this cooperative effort is an extension of this relationship,” said Adrian Holley, Thermo Fisher director of marketing, Trace Elemental Analysis.

Holley continued, “Few things affect quality of life more than food quality, and we’re resolutely committed to providing food scientists with an extremely wide range of the best possible measurement tools.”


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

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.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thermo Fisher, NRLs Team to Confirm Dioxins in Feed and Food
Thermo Fisher Scientific worked closely with national reference labs (NRLs) in the European Union to support the development of new regulation.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Reimagining UHPLC
To learn more about the new Vanquish UHPLC system from Thermo Fisher Scientific we spoke to Wulff Niedner, Director of HPLC Product Marketing.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thermo, USDA-ARS and Penn State to Collaborate on Food Safety Testing
Industry, academic and government partners to characterize and develop rapid genetic tests for toxic E. coli species
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Thermo Reports 22% Revenue Rise in Q1 2014
Results include the addition of Life Technologies as of February 4, 2014, and exclude the previously announced related divestitures as of March 22, 2014.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thermo Completes Life Tech Acquisition
The completion of the transaction follows the receipt of all required regulatory approvals.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Thermo Reports 6% Q4 Revenue Growth
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Thermo Receives EC Clearance for Life Tech Acquisition
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for its pending acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Expands Access to Peanut Allergy Tests
The Thermo Scientific ImmunoCAP peanut component tests are now available through the co-marketing and distribution collaboration with Quest Diagnostics.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Thermo Fisher Scientific Establishes Pesticide Analysis Center of Excellence
The center helps users apply the latest technology and expertise to challenging pesticide analysis in food and environmental laboratories.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Record Revenues for Thermo Fisher Scientific
Revenue for the quarter grew 6% to $3.26 billion in 2012, versus $3.09 billion in 2011.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Scientific News
Chemical Used to Replace BPA is Potentially Toxic
This study is the first to examine the effects of BPA and BPS on brain cells and genes that control the growth and function of organs involved in reproduction.
Toxic Pollutants Found in Fish Across the World's Oceans
Scripps researchers' analysis shows highly variable pollutant concentrations in fish meat.
Weight-loss Supplements Containing Raspberry Ketone May Be Harmful
New study by the researchers suggests that raspberry ketone may have several adverse effects.
Quantifying C. botulinum Spores
A study from the Institute of Food Research has provided new evidence on the background levels of spores of Clostridium botulinum in raw food ingredients that is helping the food industry deliver safe chilled foods more sustainably.
Single Molecule Detection of Contaminants, Explosives or Diseases
A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples.
Should I Throw Away Food Once a Fly Has Landed on it?
Flies can be a substantial annoyance and may also be a potential health risk.
New Year, Old Beer
A bottle of Alexander Keith’s beer has been keeping Dal Engineering prof Andrew MacIntosh busy at work this week.
Sensor Detects Toxins Leaching from Plastic
Engineers from Massey University have developed a highly sensitive device able to detect synthetic compounds that leach from plastic food packaging into the contained food or beverage.
New BPA Detection Tests
Scientists from the JRC developed fit-for-purpose analytical methods for the determination of bisphenol A and 12 similar substances (analogues) in food matrices to support possible future monitoring studies.
The MaxSignal Colistin ELISA Test Kit from Bioo Scientific
Kit can help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse by keeping last resort drugs out of the food supply.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!