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FT-NIR offers a fast and simple tool for the analysis of a wide range of raw materials, intermediates and finished products
In contrast to most wet-chemistry and other reference methods, the FT-NIR technology is quick, cost- effective, non-destructive and safe, since it does not use chemicals, solvents or gases. It simply measures the absorption of near-infrared light of the sample at different wavelengths, recording molecular vibrations of all molecules containing C-H, N-H or O-H groups. FT-NIR spectrometers can analyze both liquid and solid samples and are the ideal tool for the non-destructive and rapid analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products throughout the entire manufacturing process. Hence, NIR spectroscopy is the first choice for the analysis of all kind of organic materials, making it ideal for a wide variety of foodstuffs.
MALDI Biotyper in food microbiology for isolates confirmation, identification and further characterization
The MALDI Biotyper method is designed to rapidly confirm and identify microbial isolates. No need to know the type of microorganism prior to analysis; bacteria, yeast or mold samples are all analyzed together. The MALDI Biotyper simplifies and shortens the confirmation and identification step, and facilitates and harmonizes the workflow with only one system. The hands-on time per isolate is only 20 seconds for 95% of the microorganisms. The MALDI Biotyper is the first MALDI-TOF MS solution which has been AOAC-OMA and ISO 16140-part 6 validated. Additionally, the MALDI Biotyper is conveniently used for the characterization of antibiotic resistance using a dedicated subtyping module and kits, for fast and easy pre-screening method prior to extensive WGS.
NMR FoodScreener Solutions for mislabeling and adulteration of honey, wine and juice adulteration and fraud
The FT-NMR FoodScreener platform is designed for detailed authenticity testing of food products. The principle of the method relies on the acquisition of the spectroscopic fingerprint specific to each individual sample. Combined with Bruker’s Food-profiling analysis modules, it provides a rapid and fully automated path to the identity of the tested products. Such modules are available for wine, honey and juices and allow verifying both the integrity and the labelling (e.g. geographical and botanical origin) of the products. Profiling by NMR combines quality control and testing of safety issues and authenticity in a unique way for rapid and cost-effective detection of adulteration and mislabeling of content or origin.
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