Minimize matrix effects for your food testing methods
Achieve better data, perform less instrument maintenance, and save money - it's possible!
Many scientists in food safety testing will admit that one of the biggest challenges they face is overcoming matrix interferences that negatively impact their analytical results. From signal suppression to the excessive maintenance required to clean the instrumentation after long runs of dirty samples, wouldn't it be great to get rid of food matrix in our testing methods? Researchers are becoming more and more creative in utilizing the latest technology to help them to overcome and beat matrix effects once and for all.
The pesticide residue testing team in Amadeo Fernandez-Alba's group at the EURL have been exploring the use of microflow LC as an alternative to normal phase LC to help to minimize the impact of matrix suppression by improving sensitivity to enable higher dilution factors. View the full webcast with details of Amadeo Fernandez-Alba's work
In addition to improvements in sensitivity to enable more dilution, microflow LC offers the added benefit of lower injection volumes, resulting in less matrix being injected into the LC and MS system, increasing the overall robustness of the system to handle long runs of complex samples.