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Microplastics as a Habitat

Microplastics can concentrate organic pollutants such as pesticides on the biofilms that build up on their surface. These pollutants are consumed by marine organisms, causing them harm, and are then passed up the food chain to our dinner tables. Chromatography and mass spectrometry allow identification and measurement of these pollutants, and automation of sample preparation steps, such as solid-phase extraction (SPE), can make the whole process more efficient. What is more, genomic techniques such as next-generation sequencing can be used to characterize bacteria attracted to the biofilm.

Typical applications include:

  • Contamination analysis
  • Identification and measurement of organic pollutants such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other additives by GC/MS and LC/MS
  • Gene sequencing, including DNA fragment size quality control (QC) of bacterial genomes; automated library preparation of bacterial genomes; and automated nucleic acid extraction
 

For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedure.

Devices and Solutions

Clarus SQ 8C GC/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)

Our Clarus® SQ 8 GC/MS offers unsurpassed sensitivity and unparalleled stability for identification and quantitation of volatile and semi-volatile compounds (VOC and SVOC). It's designed to deliver high throughput, rugged dependability, and great results. Plus, with our patented SMARTsource (for both EI and CI), maintenance is easy.

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Flexar LC

Meet the HPLC system you can count on day after day. For routine analyses, it simply streamlines your processes with easy, trouble-free operation while delivering reliable results every time.

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Flexar UHPLC

For demanding applications when you need to collect more information in less time, our Flexar UHPLC is the perfect solution. This UHPLC is designed for a high productivity environment and delivers high sensitivity and resolution, exceptional flow accuracy and precision and faster results.

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Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System

Spotlight IR microscope systems are designed to meet the challenges of an expanding laboratory by generating high-quality, reproducible data from a variety of sample types. The Spotlight 400 FT-IR Imaging System combines high sensitivity and rapid imaging with ease-of-use. The ability to image large sample areas rapidly at high spatial resolution extends FT-IR microscopy into new applications.

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