At the recent combined 2nd Asian & Oceanic Mass Spectrometry Conference
(AOMSC) and the 8th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society for Mass Spectrometry
(KSMS) in Busan, Korea, Bruker announced that the Korean National Agricultural
Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) has ordered 6 Bruker
triple-quadrupole GC-MS systems for pesticide residue analysis and general
monitoring of agricultural products.
With an Experimental Research Institute in Seoul and multiple branch offices
throughout South Korea, NAQS has selected Bruker to install the
triple-quadrupole GC-MS systems in each of its local laboratories for detection
and monitoring of more than 220 pesticide residues in agricultural products.
NAQS aims to develop enhanced food testing analytical approaches for Korean
agriculture through the collection of informative statistical data for
agricultural business, policy making and academic research. To do so most
effectively, NAQS is currently upgrading its portfolio of analytical
instrumentation and certification protocols to ensure that highest quality
standards can be applied.
Accurate and reliable screening for the presence of pesticides in food is a
major analytical challenge. The increasing number of pesticides poses special
analytical challenges with several hundred different pesticides requiring
identification and quantitation. Bruker has pioneered high-performance
triple-quadrupole GC-MS systems for lower detection limits, higher specificity
and greater reliability in gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) food
analysis. Recently, Bruker introduced the new SCION triple-quadrupole GC-MS as
the new performance leader to accelerate the adoption of easy-to-use, affordable
and robust triple-quadrupole technology as the new analytical gold standard for
GC-MS. At KSMS/AOMSC in Busan, the novel SCION technology will be presented to
the Korean and Asia Pacific scientific communities.
"Supporting the global food testing market with the most advanced analytical
instruments is a major objective for Bruker," said Collin D'Silva, President of
Bruker's Chemical & Applied Markets (CAM) division. "The decision by NAQS to
utilize Bruker triple-quadrupole GC-MS systems will significantly enhance their
analytical capabilities and help make a difference in ensuring a safe food