Food Testing Workflows Webinar Series

Ensuring food safety and quality is more crucial than ever. For African countries, where ensuring food safety and quality is paramount for the well being of their citizens and the success of their exports, Agilent expertise can make a difference.

Chemetrix offers Agilent’s comprehensive suite of solutions that helps you identify pesticide residues, verify label claims, and safeguard food authenticity. Now, a new free-to-access series of webinars expands on necessary knowledge for this valuable process that ensures our food is safe and nutritious.

These webinars are designed to help you learn more about the latest trends and technologies in Food Testing Workflows. Agilent experts will present webinars on the latest applications, soil analysis, laboratory performance improvement, time and cost savings opportunities, and much more.

 

 

Webinar 1 – Agilent LC Solutions for Food Testing and Food Fortification

HPLC is a powerful analytical technique widely used in the food industry, research labs and commercial testing labs for quality control, safety assessment, and nutritional analysis

Speaker

Ansuman Mahato
Application Engineer – HPLC
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 2 – Latest Applications and Workflows for the Food Market

Food laboratories find themselves in a frequently changing environment where they need to update their analytical procedures to follow new legislation and upcoming regulations.

Speaker

Cecilia Mazza
Product Specialist, EMEA IDO – Chemistries & Suppliers
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 3 – Sample Prep for Food Analysis: An overview about available techniques

In this presentation we will cover most common Sample Preparation Techniques for Food Analysis and related products, as well as most advanced, specific and unique solutions.

Speaker

Giorgio Ferlat
MSc, EMEAI IDO Product Specialist, Chemistries and Supplies
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 4 – Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis in Food using GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS in Accordance with the SANTE 11312/2021 Guideline

Pesticides play an important role in the agriculture and food industries to improve crop yield and food production. However, the quantity of pesticide residue remaining in or on commodities are tightly controlled to avoid contamination of the food chain and the environment. Therefore, regulatory agencies have set maximum residue levels (MRLs) for hundreds of pesticides and their metabolites.

Speaker

Laurent Pascaud
Spécialiste Produits GC & GC/MS
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 5 – Plant and Soil Analysis for the Determination of their Inorganic Content

Testing soils and plants for trace and major elements is important for the development, the growth and the plant metabolism. This is also critical for monitoring the plant nutrients composition and assessing the potential for contamination of food crops.

Speaker

Uwe Noetzel
EMEAI Technical Coverage and Solutions
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 6 – Analysing Trace and Major Elements in Food Samples

To ensure food safety and safeguard human health, the characterization of the elemental composition of a wide range of food types is required. Since the concentration ranges for different elements vary significantly across different foods, various methodes can be used for sample characterization.

Speaker

Uwe Noetzel
EMEAI Technical Coverage and Solutions
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 7 – Better Lab Sample Turnaround – Saving Time and Solvent per run

Nowadays, laboratories have the challenge of becoming progressively more productive as well as focusing on continuous improvements.

Speaker

Giorgio Ferlat
MSc, EMEAI IDO Product Specialist, Chemistries and Supplies
Agilent Technologies

 

 

Webinar 8 – Quantitative Analysis of Mycotoxins in Foods by Triple Quadrupole LC/MS

Pesticides play an important role in the agriculture and food industries to improve crop yield and food production. However, the quantity of pesticide residue remaining in or on commodities are tightly controlled to avoid contamination of the food chain and the environment. Therefore, regulatory agencies have set maximum residue levels (MRLs) for hundreds of pesticides and their metabolites.

Speaker

Henry Russell
LCMS Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies

 

Agilent food and beverage testing products and services keep you at the forefront of the latest trends, ahead of issues, and focused where you need to be to deliver the highest quality and value to your customers.

Join this informative and exciting webinar series that will explore topics such as the latest applications and workflows for the food market, sample prep for food analysis, plant and soil analysis for inorganic content and much much more. The webinar series is free but registration is required.

 

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Join us at analytica Lab Africa 2023

analytica Lab Africa is the premier trade fair for the analysis, laboratory-technology and biotechnology sectors, bringing together scientists, entrepreneurs and users from around the world. Welcome to the perfect platform for your international business relations.

Chemetrix will be taking part in this prestigious event to showcase some of our latest instruments, innovations and partnerships.

 

Why you should visit

The international trade fair analytica Lab Africa focuses on innovative and applied product and system solutions for laboratories in the industrial, research and science sectors. As the industry’s regional forum for Southern Africa, analytica Lab Africa combines global and local market leaders and innovations with country specific main themes, precisely tailored to the market.

 

A global network

analytica gives you access to the world’s largest network of trade fairs for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology. Open the door to global success for your company. Present your products and solutions to the markets of the future.Germany, China, India, South Africa and Vietnam.

 

Exciting innovations

Get new and deeper insights into the Agilent product and solution portfolio with Agilent InterAct! Experience your favourite Agilent system in a virtual 3D environment. Visit our stand at the event for the exclusive launch of an immersive experience like never before.

 

Event details

Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng.

 

Show Dates

5-7 July, 2023

Venue

Gallagher Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa

Opening Hours

Wednesday, 5th July, 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs

Thursday, 6th July, 0900 hrs – 1700 hrs

Friday, 7th July, 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs

 

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We look forward to connecting with you an analytical Lab Africa 2023

 

Food and Cannabis Elemental Analysis Part 2: Elemental Sample Prep for the Food and Agriculture Lab – Optimizing Your System for High Matrix Samples

Trace elemental analysis of foods and cannabis products is essential to ensure that products are suitable for consumption. The analysis of minerals and additional trace elements is also important because it provides labelling information that is required when these products are used as nutritional.

Agilent has presented a webinar series that focuses on elemental sample preparation to optimise high matrix samples in the food and agriculture testing space.

 

Part 1

We will cover the entire Agilent elemental portfolio. Each of the different instruments’ strengths and how they meet the challenges that food and cannabis labs have.

 

Part 2

We will focus on preparing your samples, including microwave digestion. We will also cover how to optimize your system for high matrix samples and a diverse sample set.

 

Part 3

We will put it all together, with running samples live in the lab. We will also share additional tips and tricks for obtaining excellent analytical results in these difficult matrices.

This focused information on spectroscopy applications is valuable for the emerging cannabis market as well as analysts who are seeking to master skills for food testing.

 

Speakers

Jenny Nelson, PhD
Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Jenny Nelson received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 2007, and her MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2011. Currently, Jenny is an Application Scientist for the Life Science and Chemical Analysis team at Agilent Technologies, joining in 2012 (with a step away in 2019). Jenny is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, since 2013. Jenny has been very active with AOAC and ASTM over the past eight years, serving on expert review panels, chairing committees, and volunteering to develop new methods needed by the industry. Jenny has extensive experience in operating and method development for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (MP-AES). Jenny has broad knowledge and experience in different speciation analysis for many sample matrices using GC-ICPMS and LC-ICPMS. As well as vast experience with sp-ICP-MS for many applications.

 

Greg Gilleland
Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Greg began his spectroscopy career in 1987 in Colorado, working at a series of environmental labs. After 14 years working in the world of commercial environmental labs, he moved on to a spectroscopy instrument manufacturer where he performed service and sales functions over the course of 11 years. He has been with Agilent Technologies, Inc., since 2012 in the role of Application Scientist for ICP-OES, MP-AES and AA products.

 

Mark Kelinske
Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark Kelinske is an Applications Chemist with Agilent Technologies, specializing in advanced ICP-MS and ICP-MS/MS techniques. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Prior to Agilent, Mark was a senior research scientist and research group manager with Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, AL, where he focused on low-level analytical chemistry, method development, and research program management.

 

Chris Conklin
Atomic Spectroscopy Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

With a degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Chris worked in, and lead, a quality control lab testing fine chemicals ranging from reagent grade to high purity. Over the course of 12 years in that role, Chris has run a variety of atomic elemental instruments and techniques including AA, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS. As a result, he has seen most of the periodic table in its elemental form and overcome the associated interferences. In 2018, Chris brought that knowledge and experience to his current role with Agilent as the Product Specialist for Atomic Spectroscopy supporting AA, MP-AES, and ICP-OES for the Eastern US.

 

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Accelerating Drug Development, QC & Manufacturing

During this webinar we will describe the newest breakthrough technologies and applications of Raman, Laser based Infrared and UV-Vis Spectroscopy in Pharma.

This will include use of transmission Raman as an alternative to UPHPLC for content uniformity and polymorph studies. Furthermore, use of a next generation IR instrument using a quantum cascade laser will be described for chemical imaging studies including analysis of tablet component distribution, polymorph distribution, salt exchange and stability studies. New breakthrough technologies for ultra-fast and productive parallel temperature based kinetic studies, protein folding, DNA melting and other temperature related UV-Vis measurements will end this overview.

 

Jan Wülfken
Product Specialist – Molecular Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies

Dr. Wuelfken has worked for many years as Product Specialist for Agilent Technolgies in many region of the world, supporting Molecular ( Raman FTIR, Fluorescence nad UV-Vis/NIR) Spectroscopy business.

 

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Raw Material Identification Through All Kinds of Package Materials

In this webinar we will focus on raw material identification and will give a detailed comparison about the different spectroscopic techniques FTIR, NIR and Raman as well as an a new special Raman way called “SORS” to measure though opaque containers.

Jan Wülfken
Product Specialist – Molecular Spectroscopy
Agilent Technologies

Dr. Wuelfken has worked for many years as Product Specialist for Agilent Technolgies in many region of the world, supporting Molecular ( Raman FTIR, Fluorescence nad UV-Vis/NIR) Spectroscopy business.

 

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Making Better Connections in GC and GC/MS Systems

This presentation will cover products from Agilent that make GC connections more robust by utilising new technologies that makes connections easier, leak free and more inert for any application.

Topics covered include: Self Tightening Stainless Column Nuts and ferrules, Press Fits, UltiMetal Plus and Stainless Steel Capillary Tubing, Ferrule Pre-swaging installation tool and MS interface installation tool, among others.

Mark Sinnott
Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark Sinnott works for Agilent Technologies as a Technical Support Engineer in the Consumables and Supplies Division (CSD). In his position at Agilent, Mark performs technical support and applications assistance to gas chromatographers worldwide. He has more than 22 years of experience in gas chromatography, including environmental analysis of compounds in air, soil and water matrices, including dissolved gas analysis for the electrical industry. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, and currently resides in Twin Falls Idaho.

 

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Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals: A Deeper Dive into Bioseparations

Ensuring the safety and efficacy of biotherapeutics from research to development, and then from manufacturing to quality control is essential to bring a product to market. Large molecules pose unique challenges for biotherapeutic analyses in that they often require running a panel of tests to ensure product efficacy and safety.

Industry efforts have evolved towards comprehensive analytical workflows that enable researchers to monitor critical quality attributes (CQAs) of highly complex and diverse biotherapeutic molecules.

Part 2: A Deeper Dive into Bioseparations

In the second session of this series we will discuss the range of bioseparation approaches used for characterization of CQAs in more detail. This includes solutions available for native (Size Exclusion, Ion Exchange, HIC) and reduced state (RP, HILIC) bioseparations for analysis of mAbs and other biotherapeutics.

 

Donna Potts
Biopharma Market Specialist EMEA IDO
Agilent Technologies

Donna is a Biopharma Market Specialist for Agilent Technologies; over the last decade she has been responsible for business development for Agilent analytical solutions in the Biopharma market space. Donna has worked extensively with biomolecules during her career, with a strong emphasis on Life Science and Biopharma applications using LC-MS.

After completing Postdoctoral Research at Boston University School of Medicine, she worked as an application specialist before becoming a Market Specialist in 2013. Donna holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Manchester, UK, where her studies focused on protein quantitation using mass spectrometry.

 

Cecilia Mazza
Product Specialist, EMEA IDO – Chemistries & Suppliers
Agilent Technologies

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Cecilia is presently the Product Specialist for columns and supplies at Agilent. Supporting distributors and laboratory users in the analysis and purification of small and large molecules, for a wide range of LC and GC applications as well as sample preparation.

Cecilia holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in US.

 

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Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals: Introduction to Workflows

Ensuring the safety and efficacy of biotherapeutics from research to development, and then from manufacturing to quality control is essential to bring a product to market. Large molecules pose unique challenges for biotherapeutic analyses in that they often require running a panel of tests to ensure product efficacy and safety.

Industry efforts have evolved towards comprehensive analytical workflows that enable researchers to monitor critical quality attributes (CQAs) of highly complex and diverse biotherapeutic molecules.

Part 1: Introduction to Workflows

This presentation will provide an insight into the basics of the biopharma industry and introduce how analytical tools can be utilised as part of comprehensive workflows for characterisation of CQAs.

 

Donna Potts
Biopharma Market Specialist EMEA IDO
Agilent Technologies

Donna is a Biopharma Market Specialist for Agilent Technologies; over the last decade she has been responsible for business development for Agilent analytical solutions in the Biopharma market space. Donna has worked extensively with biomolecules during her career, with a strong emphasis on Life Science and Biopharma applications using LC-MS.

After completing Postdoctoral Research at Boston University School of Medicine, she worked as an application specialist before becoming a Market Specialist in 2013. Donna holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Manchester, UK, where her studies focused on protein quantitation using mass spectrometry.

 

Cecilia Mazza
Product Specialist, EMEA IDO – Chemistries & Suppliers
Agilent Technologies

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Cecilia is presently the Product Specialist for columns and supplies at Agilent. Supporting distributors and laboratory users in the analysis and purification of small and large molecules, for a wide range of LC and GC applications as well as sample preparation.

Cecilia holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in US.

 

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ICH Q3D Guideline: Elemental Impurities Analysis in Pharmaceutical Products

In the first half of this webinar, we will introduce the ICH/USP regulation and how to measure elemental impurities with the Agilent ICP-OES and/or ICP-MS instruments.

The second part of the webinar will focus on the Agilent software compliance solutions where you will see our options for data integrity as well as software features that simplify validating methods according to ICH/USP.

 

Uwe Noetzel
EMEAI Technical Coverage and Solutions
Agilent Technologies

Uwe joined Agilent as a GC/LC MS specialist in 1989. Since 1994 he is involved in ICP-MS as a Product Specialist. In 2001 he became part of the Agilent International Distributor Organization (IDO). Today his responsibility is the full Agilent Atomic Spectroscopy Portfolio in IDO

 

Andrew Brotherhood
Atomic Spectroscopy Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies

Andrew has over 15 years’ hands-on experience with ICP-MS, ICP-OES and Ion Chromatography instrumentation. He has mainly worked in the pharmaceutical analysis industry gaining significant experience with developing and validating methods to pharma regulations. Andrew started working for Agilent as a full time employee in January 2018 working as an Atomic Spectroscopy Application Engineer based at the Agilent Centre of Excellence in the UK.

 

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Standardised ISO Methodologies for the Assessment of Microplastics

As interest in microplastics in the environment and food chain grows, so does the interest in the potential impacts on environmental and human health. This, coupled with strong public attention, has led to various organizations worldwide looking towards the potential for regulations. For example, the European Chemical Agency is currently considering restrictions on the use of microplastics in the form of microbeads in personal care products. Furthermore, the first ISO standard document with general guidelines will be published this year. It can be expected that this will directly impact both official and contract laboratories and producers of drinking water, food, and other relevant products, which will need to better understand the amount, number, size, and ID of microplastic particles in their products. Alongside this broad approach, several countries are developing the standard testing methodology for microplastics in water, and the environment and organizations have been conducting interlaboratory studies as a step towards harmonization of testing methodologies to ensure the comparability of results. 

During this webinar, we will explore the development of these standard methodologies and some of the key challenges faced in their implementation.

 

What will you learn

  • What progress has been made in the development of standardised methodologies for microplastics?
  • What are some of the key challenges that remain in implementing these methodologies?
  • How might these developments impact other areas and the potential for implementing regulations?

 

Who should attend this webinar

  • Microplastics researchers
  • Microplastics analysts from commercial, QA, or research labs who seek to understand how their methods might be compatible with developing standardised methodologies
  • Those interested in the contamination of wastewater, seawater, freshwater, air, sediments, and food (such as fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and bottled water)

 

Dr. Anja Sokolowski
Senior Project Manager
DIN Standards Committee Water Practice

 

Dr. Andreas Kerstan
Product Specialist
Agilent Technologies

 

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