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Quick melamine test introduced

Bruker Daltonics has released a robust, fast and highly sensitive high-capacity ion trap HCT solution for the detection and quantification of melamine and cyanuric acid (CA) by food safety laboratories.

A five minute, accurate LC-MS/MS analysis method has been developed by Bruker Daltonics' food safety development laboratory in Australia.

This robust, easy-to-use and cost-effective method for the extraction, detection and quantification of melamine and CA uses the speed, sensitivity and quantitative capabilities of the high-capacity ion-trap mass spectrometer HCTultraTM, hyphenated with a Dionex UltiMateTM 3000 LC system and AcclaimTM Mixed-Mode WAX-1 column.

The method is capable of detecting melamine in various matrixes well below the concentrations required by various food safety and other regulatory authorities around the world, such as the limits set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 1 ppm for melamine and cyanuric acid in infant formula, and 2.5 ppm for other foods.

The new Bruker Application Note #LCMS-49 on melamine and CA analysis is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese, and can be downloaded at Bruker's website

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