Intertek – The First CRO in the UK to Use SIFT-MS

Martin Perkins

11th May 2017

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In February 2017, Anatune was pleased to deliver an automated Voice200ultra SIFT-MS to Intertek Pharmaceutical Services in Manchester.

Intertek is a leading global Total Quality Assurance provider with a 20-year heritage of providing cGMP contract analytical, GLP bioanalytical, stability and formulation support to the pharmaceutical industry.

The new SIFT-MS is used to analyse pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products for the presence of volatile impurities such as aldehydes (including formaldehyde), ketones, and esters. SIFT-MS can also determine volatile inorganics such as hydrogen sulphide, hydrogen cyanide or ammonia.

Compared to older technologies, SIFT-MS offers significant advantages in speed of analysis, ease of use and quality of data.

You can read more about how Intertek use SIFT-MS here.

SIFT-MS is a new and fast growing analytical technology that is generating a lot of interest.  Intertek are the first CRO (Contract Research Organisation) in the UK to adopt this technology.

If you would like to discuss the analytical services that Intertek can now offer using SIFT-MS, contact via or visit

If you would like to discuss the SIFT-MS in more detail, or would like to see one in action in our Cambridge laboratory, please either call us on 01223 279210 or email us.