State-of-the-art scientific platforms to facilitate increasingly rapid and powerful identification of feed and food contamination.
In partnership with
Assured, Safe and Traceable
The Advanced ASSET Technology Centre is a linchpin of the Insitute for Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast. In July 2020 it was listed as a ‘Centre of Expertise’ by the Food Authenticity Network – a Defra initiative. ASSET provides leading platforms to facilitate increasingly rapid identification of feed and food contamination and adulteration.
The mass spectrometry element features a range of hyphenated MS instruments. Various LC-MS/MS and GC-MS are available for tailored measurements of predetermined analytes such as toxins, pesticides or targeted metabolomics. Also available are high resolution accurate mass instruments (QTof) coupled to UPLC for non-targeted metabolomic analysis or equipped with an Ambient ionisation source such as REIMS, DESI or DART.
Mass spectometry REIMS research system, incorporating ‘iKnife’
DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) ionisation couple to single quadrupole detector
UPLC-QTof with associated processing software workflow suite
FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-red)
NIR (Near Infrared) in benchtop and portable format
Promoting global food integrity and enhancing the sustainability and global marketability of UK agrifood products.
Supporting the Grand Challenges facing livestock food production:
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