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High-Throughput Aroma Analysis of Food Products Using Direct MS



  June 27, 2018

  8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST




Aromas are chemically very diverse, impart a wide range of favorable and unfavorable sensations to the human nose, and have a wide range of sensory thresholds. Conventional analytical technologies based on chromatography are slow and require significant sample preparation. By instead applying direct analysis with soft chemical ionization, selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) provides fast, sensitive, selective, and robust quantitation of aroma compounds in air and headspace at trace levels in humid conditions.

Please join us for this live webinar that will describe how SIFT-MS can be utilized in diverse food and aroma applications, including:
○ Varietal and origin authentication
○ Objective sensory screening
○ Packaging testing
○ Process quality assurance

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of the selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) technique, including its ability to selectively and comprehensively analyze samples in one simple procedure.
  • Discover how SIFT-MS can simplify continuous air quality monitoring applications, while delivering more actionable data.
  • Understand—from various case studies—how SIFT-MS can provide enhanced ambient and fenceline monitoring.

Who Should Attend

  • Sensory scientists and technologists
  • Food researchers
  • Food technologists and new product developers
  • Food processing chemists
  • Analytical chemists in the food industry
  • Laboratory Managers / Directors / Supervisors
  • QA/QC managers and scientists


Diandree Padayachee, Ph.D.,
Applications Specialist: Food and Consumer Products,
Syft Technologies, New Zealand
Vaughan Langford, Ph.D.,
Principal Scientist (Applications),
Syft Technologies, New Zealand


Celia Arnaud,
Senior Correspondent,