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Bringing the Future Into Focus with Waters’ Virtual Events

By August 25, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the power of technology has emerged center stage, keeping the industry connected at a time when many ordinary avenues of communication have been cut off over safety concerns.… Read more >

Categories: Automation, Chemical, Columns, COVID-19, Food & Environmental, Leadership, Pharmaceutical, Technologies

Understanding Sample Complexity: Determining Matrix Effects in Complex Food Samples

By August 24, 2020

While the hyphenation of chromatographic and mass spectrometry technologies has revolutionized food contaminant testing laboratories, one major drawback is the potential for the phenomenon of matrix effects.  Due to unwanted interactions between the analytes and… Read more >

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Choosing the Correct Column for Chromatographic Selectivity

By July 2, 2020

When developing a method for the routine multiresidue analysis of pesticides in food commodities there are several factors that need to be considered when selecting which liquid chromatography (LC) column to use. The requirements include:… Read more >

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Retained or Not Retained? How Much is Enough Retention?

By June 15, 2020

In the various pieces of collateral we have published at Waters on highly polar pesticides, such as glyphosate or chlormequat, one of the main parameters we discuss is retention. But what do we mean by… Read more >

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Sustainable Solutions for Plastics: The Future Role of Lignins

By February 20, 2020

Plastics – Friend and Foe If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen images of all the floating plastic in the Great Pacific garbage patch or perhaps you’ve seen the images of wildlife rescuers trying to… Read more >

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Nourishing Food and Water Research

By September 12, 2018

Opening this week in Singapore is a new resource for scientists in the challenging position of needing analytical insights as part of their food and water research, but who lack access to state-of-the-art instrumentation … we’re so excited we wanted to share a preview!

Categories: Food & Environmental

How to Detect Fipronil in Eggs: Tips for Pesticide Screening Laboratories

By May 22, 2018

We discuss analytical options using LC and GC with MS/MS to detect the pesticide fipronil in eggs for food safety testing.

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How Do Food Safety Laboratories Test for Acrylamide?

By March 30, 2018

Q&A time: What is acrylamide? How dangerous is it? How do food testing laboratories detect it?

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Lake Fear?

By July 10, 2017

Determining whether the cyanobacteria present in a water body are producing toxins requires laboratory testing. However, detection of microcystins is a challenging problem for water testing laboratories.

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What’s the Key to Long-Term Success in a Food Testing Laboratory? Reliability.

By June 8, 2017

Waters Corporation and PRIMORIS Belgium… a reliable relationship It makes sense, doesn’t it? No one likes being let down; disappointed. Especially when the consequences are significant. Take, for example, a specialized food testing laboratory –… Read more >

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