Analysis of Residual Pesticides
Food knows no borders. With an increasing global population, food security is increasingly under threat and there is a growing challenge for agriculture to produce more food, safely and more sustainably. The use of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides reduce crop losses both before and after harvest, and increase crop yields. However, pesticide residues resulting from the use of plant protection products on crops may pose a risk to human health; as a result, regulatory guidelines have been implemented to monitor pesticide residues in food. Shimadzu offers a wide range of instruments for pesticide testing, from GC and LC with specific detectors to single and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Simultaneous Analysis of Residual Pesticides (LC-MS/MS)
LC-MS/MS MRM (Multiple Reaction Monitoring) analysis allows for rapid and sensitive detection of pesticides in complex matrices. A single multi-residue LC/MS/MS method was developed for 646 pesticides (3 MRM transitions for over 99 % targeted pesticides resulting in 1,919 transitions in total, with a polarity switching time of 5 msec) using Ultra-Fast LC-MS/MS and Method Package for Residual Pesticides.
Simultaneous Analysis of Residual Pesticides (GC-MS/MS)
The Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8050 is the first triple quadrupole with Smart Productivity for high-efficiency sample throughput, Smart Operation for quick and easy method development, and Smart Performance for low detection limits and Scan/MRM. These three smart technologies contribute to Smart MRM and provide the most accurate, cost-effective, and easy-to-use triple quadrupole GCMS you have ever imagined.
Database for GC-MS Analysis of Residual Pesticides
Multi-Analyte Quantitation Software LabSolutions Insight
Due to increasingly sophisticated automation, large quantities of high-quality mass spectrometer data can be obtained. However, checking and analyzing all that data can be extremely time-consuming, which significantly decreases the efficiency of inspection work. LabSolutions Insight multi-analyte quantitation software for GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS analysis helps analyze such multi-analyte data more conveniently and more efficiently.