TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies to Present Food Science Data at AOAC
Conference and Expo
Key Topics to Include Pesticide Analysis, Gluten, Food Allergens, Whiskey
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 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.
For more details on Agilent’s AOAC conference programming, click here. To sign
up for Monday’s luncheon seminar, complete the form on Agilent’s AOAC 2013
Vendor Luncheon Seminar registration website.
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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