UPLC/MS/MS System Supports Registration Process for New Pesticides for Agricultural Use
EPA scientists chose the Waters UPLC/MS/MS System based on the need for an easy-to-use instrument capable of efficient, accurate, and precise measurement of concentrations of pesticides and their degradation products at single-part-per-billion limits of detection.
Pesticides must be registered or exempted by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs before they may be sold or distributed in the U.S. Pesticide registration is the process through which EPA examines the ingredients of a pesticide; the site or crop on which it is to be used; the amount, frequency and timing of its use; and storage and disposal practices. EPA evaluates the pesticide to ensure that it will not have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, the environment and non-target species.
Waters Xevo TQ MS is equipped with IntelliStart(TM) Software that automates the setup and tuning of the MS hardware, an operator-friendly feature that performs functions that once had to be performed manually. Its ScanWave collision cell technology improves duty cycle efficiency and results in spectra with greater ion signal intensities thereby enhancing the sensitivity of the analysis. Finally, the Xevo TQ's Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) mode of operation improves the ability of the mass spectrometer to measure accurately and precisely large numbers of target analytes in a variety of food matrices at concentrations well below the limits of determination required for surveillance monitoring.
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