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How Water Treatment Plants Protect Fish from Disruptive Synthetic Hormones

By March 22, 2017

Waters partnered with Scottish Waters to develop and validate an analytical method for the analysis of synthetic estrogens – which can appear in fish – in surface water, crude influent, and final effluent from a waste water treatment plant using 2D LC-MS/MS.

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Listening to Underground Music at Washington State University

By March 21, 2017

Dr. Weller is Research Leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit at Washington State University (WSU). His specialty is plant pathology, and the cutting-edge research that his research unit conducts, now with ion mobility mass spectrometry, solves problems affecting the production of small grains, wheat, and barley.

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Infographic: Simplifying the Screening Workflow for Extractables Testing

By February 2, 2017

How to design an analytical workflow to screen for extractables and leachables The safety of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foodstuffs may be compromised by chemical compounds in the various types of packaging and food contact materials… Read more >

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Has Your Dinner Menu Been Quantified?

By May 26, 2016

For decades, food security was viewed exclusively through the lens of shortages. In the 1960s, when daily food availability in emerging countries was just 1,850 kcal per person as many as half of the world’s… Read more >

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Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

By March 10, 2016

Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold –… Read more >

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What do an ancient Chinese Ruler and Waters’ Mass Spectrometry Research Team have in common?

By February 8, 2016

Tea is very important to them! If Waters Wilmslow ran out of tea it is likely the MS Research Team would struggle to function. The ancient Chinese Ruler, Emperor Jing Di, took tea to the grave… Read more >

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Waters COI Partner brings food fraud into the spotlight again

By July 31, 2015

Global trading of herbs and spices can be traced back for thousands of years. Historically they were considered a rare and precious commodity, but methods to determine their authenticity were only very basic, creating a… Read more >

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Screening for Melamine, Cyanuric Acid, and Dicyandiamide in Powdered Milk and Infant Formula

By June 22, 2015

Melamine and cyanuric acid (CA) are low mass, nitrogen-rich compounds that have been linked to protein adulteration in various foodstuffs in the past.1 While melamine and cyanuric acid are not individually toxic, in combination they can… Read more >

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Characterizing Extractables from Packaging Materials

By April 9, 2015

Characterization of packaging in various industries has become more important due to ever-increasing global regulations. The first regulations for plastics used in food packaging and contact materials were established in 1982 in Europe1, which have… Read more >

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Agro Food industry Hi Tech article: Ensuring the Consistency and Quality of Food and Beverages with New Advancements in Mass Spectrometry

By March 16, 2015

by Joe Romano  Joe Romano is Senior Manager of Waters’ Food and Environmental Business and a member of the AgroFood Industry Hi Tech Scientific Advisory Board In his recently published article in AGRO Food Industry Hi… Read more >

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