Creating Access to the Power and Potential of Mass Spectrometry for
Food Safety Analysis – Waters® Xevo™ TQ-GC System
At ASMS Waters will preview its new Xevo TQ-GC mass spectrometer, GC-MS/MS system for food safety and quality laboratories. The system, to be officially launched later in the year, allows laboratories to consistently meet and exceed limits of detection when quantifying pesticides residues and other contaminants in food using GC-MS/MS methods set forth by worldwide regulatory agencies/authorities. Hundreds of pesticides are in use throughout the world, and with other emerging contaminants regularly coming to the attention of regulatory authorities, laboratories need to be able to accurately detect and quantify pesticides in a variety of food types and GC-MS/MS, along with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), is the preferred technique of choice for the majority of them.
Food Authenticity and Adulteration – DART QDa with LiveID System
The product of a collaboration between Waters and IonSense™,
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 Waters LiveID software trains and validates multivariate statistical models using the chemical profile obtained from the DART QDa analysis. The LiveID models can be used to identify unknown samples, generating easy-to-interpret results in near real time and a simple yes/no answer in seconds.
Educating Tomorrow’s Science Leaders – ACQUITY QDa Practical MS Education Package
QDa Practical MS Education Package, developed jointly with the National
Mass Spectrometry Facility at
Today’s undergraduates can be at a disadvantage since many mass spectrometers at universities are housed in core or specialized facilities, and typically only available to principal investigators (PIs) and their extended teams for use with specific research projects. Rarely are undergraduate students given direct access to the instruments; yet hands-on experience with mass spectrometry and knowledge of the related fundamentals is a valuable asset to college graduates entering today’s workforce.
The Practical MS Education Package comes with everything needed to introduce undergraduates to mass spectrometry including experiments, student and instructor handbooks, instrumentation, software, chemistry standards and multi-media content to enrich the teaching of mass spectrometry fundamentals in the college classroom.
“The education package was developed, in partnership with Waters, to
give students an opportunity to have hands-on experience with mass
spectrometry and to learn to how to interpret spectra as part of an
analytical practical,” said
Driving Biomedical Research
In other news, Waters and Elucidata
Waters and Biognosys AG (Schlieren, Switzerland) have expanded their marketing agreement to include Biognosys® Spectronaut Pulsar® X software and the PQ500 Reference peptide kit for the Waters Xevo G2-XS QTOF quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer running SONAR™ Software, a novel Data Independent Acquisition (DIA) technology. The combined platform quantitates reproducibly a large number of proteins (<500) in 15 minutes with single digit CVs. The platform is well-suited for enabling biomedical research laboratories to rapidly characterize and quantitate the protein profile of large sets of samples in a systematic and standardized way for clinical proteomics research.
Also at ASMS, Waters announced the release of the
The latest version of Progenesis™ QI software for proteomics, which creates and queries spectral libraries, is now capable of handling data dependent analysis (DDA) data, supporting identifications from all the DDA search engines supported by Progenesis QI for proteomics. It also incorporates a mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (MS/MS) spectral clean-up tool for cleaner library matching. Progenesis QI for proteomics is an excellent tool for performing host cell protein analysis, where the majority of analytes can be found across multiple experiments. Additionally there is an improved workflow for Waters MS(E) data with automatic peak detection thresholding to maximize the number and quality of identifications, while improving software performance.
Waters Announces Winner of This Year’s
This year’s recipient of an
Waters scientists are giving a total of 12 oral and 76 poster presentations at ASMS 2018. A complete list of them, including poster #MP 034 titled Real-Time Authentication of Food and Beverages Using DART QDa LiveID Analysis, is available at: www.waters.com/asms.
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