Trends in instrument efficiency have led to the design of smaller more efficient technologies for environmental testing, food safety, forensics, and more.
The scandals involving melamine as a food adulterant are valuable case studies as they have led to extensive research into analytical testing.
MS methods for pesticide analysis have evolved over the years as many permutations of extraction, cleanup, separation, and detection have been implemented.
In addition to food testing, portable and capable CMS analysis is valuable in industries including water purity, environmental sampling, and diagnostics.
With the growing variety of food sources and products available, there is a requirement for new technologies and testing methods to address safety concerns.