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The Progression of SIFT-MS Through Breath and Clinical Applications: What Can The Technique Offer?

Martin Perkins

22nd February 2021

March 17, 2021 - March 18, 2021


As any analyst will tell you, small, polar molecules are problematic.

Throw in some sulphur compounds, volatile amines, and water – you now have a “difficult analysis”. The primary reason is that traditional chromatography, both GC and LC, doesn’t really fit these compounds, leaving a gap in your analytical jigsaw puzzle. There is a third way, however – Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry, or SIFT-MS – which is particularly well suited to these problem analytes, and should be a natural part of your analytical toolbox.

Often, people with an awareness of SIFT-MS think of it as a niche technique, with few obvious mainstream applications. This is just not true! And, with this forthcoming event, we hope to show you why you need SIFT-MS.

Whilst the focus will be on breath, malodour and biological applications, what is clear is that laboratories that have adopted SIFT-MS, find multiple other applications where it is a valuable analytical tool and how it drives collaboration in other areas. Add into the mix, automation and you have a powerful instrument at your disposal, that will plug the hole you currently have in your laboratory.

Also, it’s fast.

Click on the following links to register.

17th of March

12:30 – 13:30 An introduction to SIFT-MS with Mark Perkins

13:45 – 14:45 An overview on oral malodour and its diagnosis and measurement. A discussion on the approach taken at UWE to study this condition and how we moved from one instrumental analysis to another throughout the years. The benefits the SIFT-MS have given to our work and how our work has attracted international collaborators to validate their small instruments with the SIFT-MS (Saliha Saad)

15:00 – 16:00 Validation of Electronic Nose (NeOse) with the SIFT-MS: Collaboration between Aryballe (France) and UWE (Romain Dubreuil)

18th of March

12:30 – 13:30  Testing Viral Filters by SIFT-MS (Eloise Bovill and Stephanie Udoh)

13:45 – 14:45  VOCs analysis by SIFT-MS following treatment of meat by Cold Atmospheric Plasma (Alexandros Stratakos and Saliha Saad)

15:00 – 16:00 Exhaled Breath Analysis Using Full-Scan SIFT-MS Data: development of chemometric approaches and clinical potential (P.-H. Stefanuto, D. Zanella, J. Vercammen, M. Henket, F. Schleich, R. Louis, J.-F. Focant)