Quantitative Analysis of Animal Hair Fibers Using a Benchtop MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer

The method of differentiation of animal hairs by detecting animal species-specific peptides using MALDI has been issued as an ISO standard. With this differentiation method, analysis is possible even with a single hair, and it can be applied not just to preventing fake cashmere but also to the differentiation of various animal hairs, including feathers and human hair, and inspection for inclusion of foreign matter in food.
This Application News introduces an example of quantitative analysis of animal hair fibers based on the ISO standard using a MALDI-8020 benchtop MALDI-TOF MS.

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Mass Spectrometry, Life Science Lab Instruments, MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry
Animal hair, contaminants, cashmere, mislabeling, food product, factory, contamination, hair, feather, down, quantitative analysis, fiber product, mixing rate, keratin, peptide, ISO 20418-2 : 2018, Food and Beverages, Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (Petrochemical, Chemical), Pharmaceutical, Life Science, Food safety (Residues, Contaminants), Textile, Paper, Pulp, MALDI-8020
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