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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.. (9/17/18). "Press Release: New Validated Analytical Workflow for Complex Quantitation of Veterinary Drugs". San José, CA.

Organisations Organisation Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., San Jose
  Group Thermo Fisher (Group)
  Organisation 2 Iowa State University
Products Product VetDrugs Explorer Collection LC-MS/MS-based solution to detect veterinary drugs residues
  Product 2 food analysis (food testing)
Index term Index term Iowa State Univ–Thermo Fisher: mass spectrometry, 201809 supply existent early user of new VetDrugs Explorer Collection LC-MS/MS solution
Persons Person Ghosh, Dipankar (Thermo Fisher 201506 Director Marketing Life Science MS)
  Person 2 Borts, David J. (Iowa State Univ 201809 Analytical Chemistry Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory)
     


Thermo Scientific VetDrugs Explorer Collection provides LC-MS/MS-based solution for multi-class veterinary drug residues in sample matrices


Food scientists can now take advantage of a newly-launched, start-to-finish solution that offers robust, reliable and sensitive analysis of multi-residue veterinary drugs in complex animal-derived sample matrices, helping identify animal and dairy products that may be unsafe for human consumption.

The Thermo Scientific VetDrugs Explorer Collection is a single-provider, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)-based solution that enables the quantitation required to meet current regulatory standards of more than 160 veterinary drugs in analytically challenging sample matrices.

"There is a global effort to monitor and control the use of veterinary drugs in animal-derived food production for consumer safety, and to reduce the growing problems associated with antibiotic resistance," said Dipankar Ghosh, director, applied technologies, chromatography and mass spectrometry, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "The VetDrugs Explorer Collection provides customers with a single, pre-tested, all-encompassing solution for the robust and productive testing of animal and dairy products for multi-residue veterinary drugs."

"Setting up an end-to-end workflow for the quantitation of multi-residue veterinary drugs typically requires a significant commitment of resources and often presents a number of analytical challenges," said David J. Borts, Ph.D., Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine section leader, Analytical Chemistry Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University. "By integrating the VetDrugs Explorer Collection into our organization, we have rapidly expanded our quantitation capabilities to detect over 200 veterinary drugs, with this solution operating at a rapid pace and at a reduced cost, while avoiding the challenges associated with setting up a similar workflow independently."

The comprehensive VetDrugs Explorer Collection includes:

> The QuEChERS (Quick Easy Cheap Effective Rugged Safe) kit for simple and reproducible sample preparation

> High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) column with chemistry specific for the detection of veterinary drugs

> Robust and high-throughput LC-MS/MS for excellent uptime and reliability

> Triple quadrupole mass spectrometer for fast, sensitive and accurate quantitation of analytes in a variety of matrices

> Extensive built-in compound database for the screening, quantifying and reporting of samples

The application of the VetDrugs Explorer Collection is designed to help limit the aberrant use of veterinary drugs in agriculture, including antibiotics, ß-agonists and steroids, by supplying food safety laboratories, government agencies and contract organizations with a solution that can help them monitor, detect and report these drugs to appropriate authorities in a robust, productive and cost-effective manner.

For more information on veterinary drugs residue analysis, please visit Thermo Fisher's online Veterinary Drug Residue Testing Information Resource.


About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.


Media Contact Information:

Laura Bright
Thermo Fisher Scientific
+1 562-335-8318
laura.bright@thermofisher.com

Kat Steer
BioStrata
+44 (0) 1223 257832
ksteer@biostratamarketing.com

   
Record changed: 2018-11-03

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