ASAP®and SICRIT® in Food Applications

Microbial Identification using AP‑MALDI Ion-Trap

In food spoilage or deliberate contamination scenarios, the rapid identification of potentially harmful pathogens in food products is key to the safeguarding of the food chain. MassTech Inc. have developed a field-deployable ion-trap mass spectrometer which, when coupled with atmospheric pressure MALDI, can rapidly identify pathogens without the need for overnight culture in a lab. See the applications note 'Analysis of Microorganisms by Atmospheric Pressure Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization and MT Explorer 100 Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer' here.