Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) for Food Analysis and Testing

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) is a method extensively employed for quantitative and qualitative analysis of food additives, food composition, aroma and flavor components, as well as contaminants like natural toxins, pesticides, packaging material and veterinary drugs. PerkinElmer’s range of GC/MS solutions has been developed specifically to empower users’ science and guarantees the delivery of precise and reliable outcomes always.

Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS

  • Unparalleled sensitivity and unprecedented stability in identifying and quantifying volatile and semi-volatile compounds
  • Clarifi™ detector offers users with the flexibility to select their perfect level of sensitivity and dynamic range, thereby removing background noise and optimizing analyte signals
  • Unique SMARTsource™ (Simplified Maintenance and Removal Technology) can be easily removed and cleaned without tools and allows users to virtually reconfigure between EI and CI in a simple and quick way.

Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) for Food Analysis and Testing

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Torion T-9 Portable GC/MS

  • The Torion T-9 GC/MS system is the world’s smallest portable GC or MS for analyses in the field and it is perfect for quick screening of volatiles and semi-volatiles (VOCs/SVOCs) in food safety and quality applications
  • The combined system includes a low thermal mass capillary gas chromatograph with high-speed temperature programming and a miniaturized toroidal ion trap mass spectrometer (TMS) including a mass range of 41 to 500 Daltons
  • The Torion T-9 system is completely self-contained, weighs around 32 pounds and is operated by a rechargeable battery. It is user-friendly and features a color touch-screen user interface or a simple three-button navigation.

Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) for Food Analysis and Testing

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The TurboMass software for Clarus SQ 8 GC/MS provides users with quick and accurate answers. The intuitive interface has been developed with both regular and sophisticated user applications and thus eases and streamlines all data handling and reporting functions. All the information that users need, right from chromatogram displays to library searches, is no more than two clicks away.

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