The AOAC International held their annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois from August 25-27, 2013.
Pickering Laboratories were on hand to share our latest methods and instruments. We also gave an Exhibitor Presentation titled “An Automated Highly Sensitive Method for Aflatoxin B/G or Ochratoxin A Clean-up and Analysis – A Novel Approach in Mycotoxin Analysis”
The purpose of the talk was to showcase our newest method and instrument:
Building on the FREESTYLE Automated Sample Preparation Instrument, the new ThermELUTE module and columns enable rapid, sensitive analysis of Aflatoxin or Ochratoxin A. The ThermELUTE module uses a thermal denaturation technique to release toxin from a new column format requiring only 20% of usual solvent volumes, and FREESTYLE quantitatively transfers the eluate into the HPLC. In combination with online injection, analytical sensitivity can be increased without manual manipulation. The increase in sensitivity provides a reduction of sample load, while maintaining excellent chromatographic results. The increase of sensitivity allow analysis of mycotoxin levels well below regulatory limits.
The ThermELUTE takes the separate steps of cleanup and analysis, and combines them into one automated system. Using a FREESTYLE robotic system equipped with the
ThermELUTE module, we can now clean up a sample for mycotoxins, and then directly inject the cleaned sample onto the HPLC column for analysis!
Automating Mycotoxin Analyses from Cleanup to Detection:
- Results 3 times faster
- 80% less solvent
- Direct connect to HPLC
The brochure for ThermELUTE can be found HERE. To view the slides from our presentation, click HERE.