BaySpec Technologies for Food Safety, Food Authenticity
and Explosive Detections at ASMS 2018

June 3, 2018

BaySpec Technologies for Food Safety, Food Authenticity and Explosive  Detections at ASMS 2018

BaySpec, Inc. – San Jose , June 3rd, 2018: BaySpec, San Jose,  is giving scientists and chemists attending ASMS 2018 a fresh look at miniature, portable mass spectrometry technologies developed to serve the multi-faceted analytical requirements of food testing,  mobile food inspection and explosive detection laboratories. The new products include a portable, 20-lb mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (MS/MS) system for food safety analyses and a direct-analysis mass spectrometry system for rapid molecular fingerprinting of food commodities, ingredients and processed products. The BaySpec portable mass spectrometry products will be on display at the 66th  Annual Conference of American Society of  Mass Spectrometry  (ASMS), June 3 – 7.

Food Safety Analysis – Portability™  Atmosphere sampling System

At ASMS  BaySpec will preview its new compact mobile mass spectrometer, MS/MS system for food safety and quality laboratories, inspection authorities, et al.. The system, was officially launched later in  2017, allows laboratories to consistently meet and exceed limits of detection when quantifying pesticides residues and other contaminants in food using API MS/MS methods set forth by worldwide regulatory agencies/authorities. Hundreds of pesticides are in use throughout the world, and with other emerging contaminants regularly coming to the attention of regulatory authorities, laboratories need to be able to accurately detect and quantify pesticides in a variety of food types and API-MS/MS, along with  TD_ESI, APCI, ES, DART, et al atmosphere ionization techniques, is the preferred technique of choice for the majority of them.

Food Authenticity and Adulteration – TD-ESI System

The product of a novel, simplistic design of a direct input ion source system for rapid molecular fingerprinting of food commodities, ingredients and processed products. It allows scientists to answer questions such as: Is the sample I’m testing authentic? Has the composition of it changed? Is sample quality good or bad? Featuring the touched screen direct, easy to operate software platform, the instrument performs real-time sample recognition and verifies sample authenticity or adulteration in seconds.

TD-ESI is a direct and rapid analysis technique for various sample types with minimal sample preparation and no requirement for a chromatographic separation. The BaySpec’s user friendly software trains and validates multivariate statistical models using the chemical profile obtained from the TD-ESI analysis. The BaySpec instruments (Portability™  and Continuity™) can be used to identify unknown samples, generating easy-to-interpret results in near real time and a simple yes/no answer in seconds.