Instrumentation used:

Inorganic Section 

Perkin Elmer ICP-OES

Agilent ICP-MS

Seal High Resolution Digital Colorimeters (Auto Analyzers)

Flash EA 1112 Combustion Nitrogen Analyzer

Fat and Fiber Section

SoxtecTM 2050 Systems

ANKOMHCl Hydrolysis System

ANKOM XT15 Extractor

ANKOM 2000 Fiber Analyzer

Pesticide (Residue & Formulation) and Chemical Analysis on a variety of matrices.

HP Gas Chromatographs (GC) with ECD, NPD, FID detectors

HP Gas Chromatogrpah with Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)

Waters Acquity UPLC/ MS with PDA UV-Vis and TQ (MS/MS) detectors

Agilent 1290 LC System with ABSciex 3200 Triple Quadruple detector

Waters LC System with Refractive Index, PDA and Florescence detector

Waters LC System with PDA, Florescence and UV-Vis detectors

Micro Section does microbial analysis as well as Aflatoxin and Fumonisin analysis

Waters LC Systems with Florescence and UV-Vis detectors

BAX Q7 PCR unit (conventional and Real time PCR) that routinely analyzes E.coli STEC, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp and Vibrio spp. Other kits are available too but not currently used in the lab.

Smart Cycler Real time PCR unit.

Vitek2 Compact automated biochemical based bacterial identification system

Meat Section

Seal AA3 Protein Auto Analyzer

Metrohm Titrator for analyzing salt and lime samples

The lab also has 3, 4 and 5 decimal place balances, centrifuges, Tecator block digestion units and CEM MARS Xpress Microwave unit.

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