Agilent Technologies to Present Food Science Data at AOAC Conference and Expo
Key Topics to Include Pesticide Analysis, Gluten, Food Allergens, Whiskey Profiling
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that company scientists and collaborators will present at AOAC International's Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. The event, scheduled for Aug. 25-28, draws thousands of professionals from industry, government and academic organizations to share information on the latest advancements in food science.
AOAC is a nonprofit professional association and publisher focused on advancing analytical standards for the global food-science industry.
"Every year, we actively participate in this event, which is one of the most important food-science conferences in the United States," said Steve Royce, Agilent's food segment manager for the Americas.
"This year, we are proud to welcome guest speakers Dr. Jennifer Sealey-Voyksner, co-owner of LCMS Limited, and Drs. Philip Wylie and Jerry Zweigenbaum, Agilent GC/MS and LC/MS scientists, who will discuss the latest laboratory advancements in pesticide analysis, plant-based allergen testing, gluten testing, and the highly specialized field of whiskey analysis."
Agilent is an organizational affiliate of AOAC International and part of a large, cross-sector group representing food and beverage, dietary supplements, government agencies, technology providers, ingredient suppliers, contract research organizations and test-kit manufacturers.
Agilent AOAC Program Highlights
The Agilent booth (No. 200) will be open on the exposition floor every day, from Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 25-28.
On Monday, Dr. Philip Wylie will host a session on GC/Q-TOF analyses of foodborne contaminants and residues. An Agilent-hosted luncheon seminar to follow will feature Dr. Jerry Zweigenbaum, discussing triggered MRM and all-ions MS/MS for screening pesticides, veterinary drugs, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants in food and water along with a presentation on non-volatile profiling of whiskies using UHPLC/Q-TOF MS.
On Tuesday, Dr. Jennifer Sealey Voyksner will make a presentation focused on LC/MS screening methodology for the simultaneous detection of multiple plant-based allergens and gluten.
Agilent provides a comprehensive portfolio of food testing and agriculture solutions for the analysis of a wide range of chemical and organic contaminants, food pathogens, trace metals, pesticides, additives and other harmful compounds. These chromatography and mass-spectrometry products are used to analyze food packaging, authenticate fish species, detect veterinary drugs in livestock and poultry, and to conduct soil analysis, mobile food testing, and consumer product testing.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com
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