Learn how analytical testing techniques are being used to detect breast cancer earlier, learn more about our ancient ancestors and more.
Scientists, researchers and companies all over the world use analytical testing and chemistry techniques every day to make interesting, groundbreaking discoveries. Here we round up some recent interesting and cool bits of news and research featuring traditional analytical testing methods such as GC/MS and infrared spectroscopy, as well as emerging techniques, too. 1. Craft Brewery […]
Analytical testing techniques are used by a variety of different industries to uncover contamination or quality issues, as well as reveal a sample material’s composition to further the development of their products. Below we’ve compiled a handful of analytical testing videos that show analytical testing techniques in action, so you can learn more about the […]
Can GC/MS analysis detect a natural gas leak in my home?
This is a question we’ve had submitted by a few folks who have come across our website and analytical testing services.
The answer? Technically yes, but practically no.
GC/MS analysis (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) has a wide variety of applications—from tracking organic pollutants in the environment to criminal forensics to food, beverage and perfume analysis. And while a mobile system could likely detect the presence of natural gas in a home, you probably don’t have access to such a tool.
Read about how analytical testing methods are being used in the hunt for life on Mars and to uncover what makes a burger smell like a burger.
Food adulteration, or food fraud, has emerged as a hot news topic in recent years, but it’s certainly not something new. According to History.com, humans have been altering food since prehistoric times to increase longevity and improve taste. But overtime adulterating food, which often involves adding fillers or additives, has transformed into something that could […]
GC/MS Applications: Manufacturing Product quality is of paramount importance for all manufacturers. And GC/MS analysis from a materials testing lab can be an incredibly useful tool to ensure that quality. GC/MS analysis, or gas chromatography mass spectrometry, is a materials analysis technique that’s used to identify the precise composition of a sample and to quantify […]
The fresh and soothing smell of pine. The tantalizing smell of a holiday ham baking in the oven. The mouth-watering flavor of egg nog. The holidays are a time full of wonderful smells that immediately flood your mind with memories of happy holidays past. These smells evoke fond sentiments and bring a smile to your […]
You may have heard the term used before, but what exactly is analytical testing? Analytical testing is a branch of chemistry that is used to identify materials and analyze the interactions of chemicals. Analytical testing has many applications in the business world, especially for product manufacturers. Analytical testing can be used to answer questions like […]
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but do you judge products based on their packaging? Consumers tend to be primarily concerned with aesthetics when it comes to a product’s packaging. Marketing teams design packaging to be eye-catching and easy to read. However, there is more to product packaging than appearance. Good […]