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Industry Insights

The Danger of Dioxins - Solutions To Keep Us Safe
Industry Insight

One group of contaminants to the food chain that are getting particular attention are dioxins and related chemicals. We spoke to Fausto Pigozzo, director of workflow development for food and beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the problems that dioxins pose for consumers and analysts, and how their solutions are improving detection.

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How Might Data-centric Software Solutions Impact Analytical Chemistry Labs?
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At the heart of most analytical chemistry analyses are data, the essential unit of measuring and monitoring not only your test subject but the analytical equipment itself. We spoke to Shawn Anderson, Senior Director of Marketing, Software and Informatics Division at Agilent about the move to data-centric software solutions and what the future may hold.

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Arming Brewers With Tools to Ensure Better Beers
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For any brewer, ensuring your product is high quality and consistent is imperative to maintaining ongoing success and reputation. We spoke to Manas Sawant, Sr. Product Manager, UV-Vis Spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific about BeerCraft, their latest software solution aimed at assisting brewers to achieve quality and consistency in their beers.

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Scouting Out Microparticles in the Battle With Microplastics
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There are many reasons that one might want to detect microparticles in a sample, and equally many sources from which microparticles may be generated. Of growing interest recently is the identification of microplastics, not just in the environment but also in the food chain. We spoke to Harald Fischer, Marketing Director at WITec, about ParticleScout, their latest Raman-based solution for rapid identification of microparticles, and the role it can play in assisting microplastic studies.

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Take a Good Book Around
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Our recent social media poll on "book recommendations for scientists" provided an incredible response. We decided to collate this information and give you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new read. Enjoy!

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Identifying a Microbial Needle in a Sample Haystack
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We spoke to Dr Jack Regan, CEO of LexaGene, a biotechnology company developing a fully automated pathogen detection platform, and inventor of their patented microfluidic system, about the foundations and evolution of the system, and the future outlook for the tool.

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Genomics Assures Customers About the Source of Their Meat
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How can meat processors and retailers assure their customers that the meat they are buying is what is declared on the packaging? A genetic fingerprinting system is now on hand to provide definitive, traceable evidence.

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What’s New in the Food Analysis Toolkit?
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In areas such as food analysis, where detection of contaminants may be imperative to prevent dangers to consumers, speed and reliability is key. We spoke to Tim Jenkins from Waters Corporation, about their coupling of DART to the QDa mass detector with a software solution aimed to enhance compound identification.

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The Changing Shape of Optofluidics R&D
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Life science businesses are facing growing demand to keep pace in an era of fast-evolving technology. By recognizing the potential challenges, a growing number of companies are leveraging the resources and creativity of their suppliers. We took a look at the landscape of optofluidics R&D.

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Uncovering the Food Chain’s Hidden Dangers: Low Level Dioxin Quantification by GC-MS/MS
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Dioxins pose a significant risk to human health and are carcinogenic even at trace levels. Consumption of contaminated food is a common route of dioxin exposure. To ensure consumer safety, accurate detection and quantification of dioxins in food and animal feed is essential.

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