Over the past few months, Ab Sciex hosted a technical talk with invited guest from Teledyne Tekmar, Phenomenex, and Gerstel on driving innovation, “Better Ideas for the Modern Food and Environmental Testing Laboratory”. The goal of this workshop was to show that collectively these companies could create a total solution for food and environmental laboratory testing. It, also, served as a forum to talk about pertinent issues and challenges in regards to food testing. Teledyne Tekmar was privileged to introduce the new AutoMate-Q40 a revolutionary system specifically designed and optimized to automate the QuEChERS sample preparation workflow. The AutoMate-Q40 system automates the following sampler preparation functions:
- Liquid Dispensing/Pipetting
- Vortex Mixing
- Vial Shaking
- Opening/Closing Sample Vials
- Addition of Solid Reagents (ex: Salts, Buffers)
- Identifying Liquid Levels
- Matrix Spiking
- dSPE Cleanup
- Barcode Label ID
The technical portion of this seminar involved presentations from experts in a variety of different fields; sample preparation, column selection, and mass spectrometry. Teledyne Tekmar presented the topic of Automation of the QuEChERS extraction using the AutoMate-Q40. Referencing the data from the application note: Pesticide Analysis Using the AutoMate-Q40: An Automated Solution to QuEChERS Extractions.
These seminars provide excellent opportunities to bring many independent labs, government labs and experts in the field to get together and share ideas, methods and general knowledge in areas such as sample preparation, column selection, and mass spectrometry. If you are interested in hearing talks from this seminar, please join us at our next stop in the Driving Innovation: “Better Ideas for the Modern Food and Environmental Testing Laboratory” talks in either Albany, New York on June 19, 2013 or Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on June 20, 2013. For more information and reservations, please go to http://www.absciex.com/Food2013.