VICAM Introduces a New Method for BPA Detection
BPATest enables food and agricultural laboratories to isolate and purify BPA for analysis in as little as ten minutes
MILFORD, Mass. – March 29, 2018 – Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced VICAM®, a Waters® Business, introduced a sensitive, precise determination of Bisphenol A (BPA) for food and agricultural laboratories. VICAM’s BPATest™ quickly isolates and purifies BPA for analysis from 0.1 to 50 parts per billion in as little as ten minutes total preparation time.
BPA is a chemical which has been used to manufacture food packaging materials and coatings. Research studies indicate that BPA may be an endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant and may also contribute to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. To protect human health, the use of BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging is prohibited by law in the US, Canada, EU and several nations across Asia.
BPATest pairs immunoaffinity chromatography with liquid chromatography (HPLC, UPLC®) and fluorescence or mass spectrometry detectors to accurately detect levels of BPA with a higher level of certainty, without compromising laboratory efficiency and productivity. The proprietary monoclonal antibody in VICAM’s immunoaffinity columns efficiently transforms test samples into highly concentrated BPA extract. As a quantitative method that outperforms solid phase extraction and “dilute-and-shoot” techniques in both sensitivity and specificity, BPATest offers a forward-looking solution to emerging market and compliance demands.
“Worldwide efforts to minimize the impact of BPA on the population, consumer confidence and trade revenues continue to evolve toward even tighter control measures worldwide,” said Marjorie Radlo-Zandi, Managing Director, VICAM. “BPATest serves laboratories in their pursuit of analytical excellence in empowering food manufacturers and regulators to safeguard human health.”
About VICAM, A Waters Business (www.vicam.com)
VICAM is a world-leading provider of mycotoxin testing solutions. Since 1985, VICAM has been dedicated to developing USDA- and AOAC-approved rapid tests for mycotoxins. VICAM’s mycotoxin test kits offer a choice of rapid qualitative screening and quantitative test methods for a wide variety of mycotoxins. Around the world, VICAM products are used with confidence by customers who trust our commitment to extending the value of those products with unmatched service and support. We guarantee satisfaction with expert technical assistance and top-of-the-line customer care through a global scientific and distribution network that develops, markets, sells, and services our products in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vicam.com or call +1.508.482.4935.
About Waters Corporation (www.waters.com)
Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) develops and manufactures advanced analytical and material science technologies for laboratory dependent organizations. For more than 50 years, the company has pioneered a connected portfolio of separations science, laboratory information management, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis systems.
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