System Couples the ACQUITY QDa Detector with the IonSense DART Ion Source for Rapid Molecular Fingerprinting of Foods and Food Ingredients
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Waters® DART® QDa™ System with LiveID™ is a direct-from-sample analytical system that performs real-time sample recognition and verifies sample authenticity or adulteration. (Photo: Business Wire)
“With global trade in food growing rapidly, there is a real need for
rapid, easily- deployed measurement technologies in food laboratories
throughout the world,” said
“I’m pleased to say that real-time fingerprinting of food samples is now
within reach of every laboratory,” said
Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) is a direct and rapid analysis technique for various sample types with minimal sample preparation and no requirement for a chromatographic separation. The source directs heated, ionized gas at the surface of the sample between DART interface and the Waters QDa detector where the ionized molecules are detected. The LiveID software provides the user with the capability to train and validate multivariate statistical models using the chemical profile obtained from the DART QDa analysis. The LiveID models can be used to classify the identity of unknown samples generating easy-to-interpret results in near real time and a simple yes/no answer in seconds.
A poster titled Real-Time Authentication of Food and Beverages Using
DART QDa LiveID Analysis will be presented by
In June of 2017, Waters and IonSense announced a collaboration agreement to work on joint solutions for scientific laboratories and the DART QDa System with LiveID is the first integrated product to originate from this collaboration. Now for food applications, the system is being offered and fully supported by Waters including ordering, installation, training and applications and service support. The DART QDa with LiveID System is expected to be available to ship in July.
For more information: www.waters.com/dartqda.
IonSense was founded in 2005 to manufacture, market, sell and provide worldwide support for direct analysis in real time (DART) sources and associated technologies. The company has a worldwide distribution network for sales and support.
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