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Veterinary drug residue analysis using the Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40
In this application, the aim was to validate the performance of AutoMate-Q40 by monitoring various chemical residues in different matrices.

Quality control of Omega-3 from fish oil with an electronic nose
The Alpha MOS HERACLES Electronic Nose was used to assess Omega-3 sensory quality and to perform ageing studies. The instrumental results were highly correlated with those of the human sensory panel and demonstrated that the evaluation of aroma and the determination of optimal storage conditions of food ingredients and final products can be achieved with an electronic nose, while avoiding safety concerns and reducing human workload.

Quality assurance of meat products
Results indicate that the Electronic Nose as an analytical instrument can be a complementary tool to sensory panels to quickly assess the storage quality of raw and cooked ground meat with minimum sample preparation and analysis time.

Applications of electronic noses to meat products
The Alpha MOS FOX Electronic Nose can be used to quickly and objectively assess the influence of the geographic origin, the feed, the part of the animal, its sex, and the preparation technique on the quality of raw and processed meats such as dry and smoked ham.

Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in seafood by an automated QuEChERS solution
In this application, the aim was to validate the extraction performance of the AutoMate-Q40 by monitoring Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) extracted from seafood. The target compounds were determined by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

Quality control of fresh fish with Alpha MOS e-noses
Change in food freshness is in major cases characterized by a change in the volatile compounds released. The objective of this application note is to follow the evolution of fish freshness over time with the Electronic Nose FOX 4000. Spoilage of fish can be detected through the measurement of amount of amines such as trimethylamine.

Alpha MOS HERACLES Flash Gas Chromatography Electronic Nose
The HERACLES II is the most powerful and flexible electronic nose. This all-in-one instrument, both electronic nose and ultra fast gas chromatograph, performs overall odor profiling and chemical composition analysis in one run.

Alpha MOS instruments for sensory analysis
Alpha MOS offers instruments and solutions for chemical profiling. Alpha MOS sensing technologies digitize the human senses and can provide an odor, taste or chemical profile of a product.

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Articles


The Electronic Nose and Tongue: a powerful marketing and sales tools in the Japanese food and beverage industry

In Japan electronic nose and tongue instruments have been widely used as Research and Development tools particularly in the food, beverage and cosmetics industries for shelf life analysis or formulation developments. They are more and more used nowadays at the production floor as easy, reliable and fast organoleptic Quality Control instruments. They do give simple electronic signature correlated with the smell and taste qualities (quantitative or qualitative). They can also provide a chemical firewall instrument or early warning process indicators of any changes in the raw materials profiles or finished products qualities.

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments are now included in sales and marketing tools. They are used by vendors in order to:

  • Guarantee objectively the batch to batch consistency of products to their customers by providing an electronic signature on every lot delivered
  • Outrun competitors by showing objective specifications of their products
  • Position their products versus competition

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments can be not only part of a manufacturer's specifications under an electronic signature format within relationships with customers or suppliers, but they can also be used as powerful tools to objectivate the organoleptic the specifications of a manufacturer’s products.

This article presents examples where the Electronic Nose and Tongue are part of the marketing and sales efforts of food companies in Japan.

Application notes

Veterinary drug residue analysis using the Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40
In this application, the aim was to validate the performance of AutoMate-Q40 by monitoring various chemical residues in different matrices.

Quality control of fresh fish with Alpha MOS e-noses
Date of creation: 
28 October 2015
Library code: 
10363
Date of creation: 
30 October 2015
Library code: 
10365
Applications of electronic noses to meat products
Date of creation: 
30 October 2015
Library code: 
10364
Quality control of Omega-3 from fish oil with the Alpha MOS HERACLES Electronic Nose
Date of creation: 
15 December 2015
Library code: 
10522
Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in seafood by an automated QuEChERS solution
Date of creation: 
10 March 2017
Library code: 
10795
High-speed separation of ATP and its degradation products by UHPLC, application to evaluation of fish meat's freshness
Date of creation: 
27 June 2017
Library code: 
11007
Literature

Alpha MOS instruments for sensory analysis
Alpha MOS offers instruments and solutions for chemical profiling. Alpha MOS sensing technologies digitize the human senses and can provide an odor, taste or chemical profile of a product.

Alpha MOS HERACLES Flash Gas Chromatography Electronic Nose
Date of creation: 
17 October 2015
Library code: 
10288
Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40 automated QuEChERS platform
Date of creation: 
9 March 2017
Library code: 
10786
Quality control of Omega-3 from fish oil with the Alpha MOS HERACLES Electronic Nose
Date of creation: 
17 December 2015
Library code: 
10523