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High Resolution Accurate Mass GC-MS for Food Contact Studies

Martin Perkins

9th December 2016

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It is important that packaging doesn’t contaminate the food it contains.

Agilent have published an interesting video on YouTube that shows how the MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF is used for the analysis of food contact materials including non-intentionally added substances.

The video features Dr Malcolm Driffield of FERA who gives a nice explanation of how this excellent high resolution accurate mass instrument can be used for the analysis of unknown compounds on complex food matrices.

FERA are one of a number of labs in the UK using a MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF for food contact work.

Like FERA, if you have an instrument as powerful as the GC/Q-TOF, it will always be used for a range of different tasks, together with different (and often complex) sample preparation protocols.

With the MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF, not only can we automate these protocols for you, but we can also make it quick and easy to switch between them (as Camilla Liscio explains here).

The MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF combines the analytical power of the Agilent 7200 GC/Q-TOF with the great flexibility in automated sample prep and can offer unique, non-selective sample extraction technologies like ATEX – particularly useful when analysing unknown compounds.

We have a MultiFlex GC/Q-TOF in our Cambridge applications laboratory, so if you want to have a closer look and see how we can improve the efficiency of your work, please call us on +44 (0)1223 279210, or email: enquiries@anatune.co.uk.