We have six state-of-the-art high resolution accurate mass (HR-AM) mass spectrometers (MS) with gas or liquid chromatography modules (GC, LC). These instruments acquire full scan MS information providing a plethora of potential 'non-targeted' solutions when combined with sophisticated bioinformatics workflows. This has various applications such as chemical profiling through non-targeted methods, overall screening against known molecules, metabolomics, proteomics, and environmental fate and behaviour studies.
Our large datasets lend themselves to a multi-disciplinary approach. This allows us to bring together expertise from opposite ends of the scientific spectrum, to effectively problem solve any food safety or traceability issue you may be facing. The extra detail allows us to pinpoint exact compounds where we could not have before - GelSpec is a great example of this. And with the non-targeted nature of the technology the vast amounts of data gathered are invaluable for food traceability, due to the extensive profiling uses it offers. These datasets can be used retrospectively, as a control reference for any future sampling, as well as to compare to any subsequent testing methods. Through the use of discovery-based relative quantitation our scientists are able to determine relative metabolite differences in one sample group compared to other samples without prior knowledge of the metabolites involved. This is the most commonly used technique for relative quantitation of metabolites.
As two of our HR-AM MS instruments are hybrid MS platforms (Orbitrap and Quadrupole-Time of Flight) we can provide further structural elucidation (often in combination with NMR spectroscopy) of significant unknowns.
A new exciting gelatine species determination and identification service is now available. Using a large number of peptide biomarkers of animal origin, GelSpec is more comprehensive than other methods.
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