Improving sample preparation prior to analysis of antibiotics, mycotoxins and pesticides in food by GC/MS and LC/MS

Improving sample preparation prior to analysis of antibiotics, mycotoxins and pesticides in food by GC/MS and LC/MS


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  • Source: Biochromato

  • Date: 01 Nov,2021

BioChromato reports the Russian Hygiene and Epidemiology Centers (HEC) network of institutes is using its evaporators to improve sample preparation as part of their drive to improve the well-being of the population by monitoring food safety and environmental (atmospheric air, soil and drinking water) factors.

Chikako Yokosawa, Export Sales Manager at BioChromato said “We are delighted to have received and installed over 10 Smart Evaporators in the HEC network of institutes across Russia. One of applications where our C10, K4 and C1 Smart Evaporators are being used as a sample preparation tool is the analysis of antibiotics, mycotoxins, pesticides in food by GC/MS and LC/MS. According to standard methods used by the HEC – all samples should be evaporated to dryness before being redissolved in a solvent suitable for GC/MS or LC/MS analysis. Using the BioChromato Smart Evaporator C10 for this application has allowed the HEC to improve productivity significantly by simultaneously concentrating or evaporating to dryness 10 samples in autosampler vials without fear of solvent bumping and cross-contamination. Beneficially the running costs of Smart evaporators are also much lower than using Nitrogen blowdown evaporators as they do not require nitrogen gas to evaporate solvents”.

Ms Yokosawa added ” Due to unique concentration principle behind the Smart Evaporator C10 – it has also benefited HEC applications where high boiling solvents have to be evaporated. Our Vacuum Vortex Concentration (VVC) methodology enables users to remove even higher boiling solvents including water, DMSO and DMF quickly and safely”.

For learn more about the Smart Evaporator C10 please visit  or contact BioChromato Inc. on +81-466-23-8382 / / and

Founded in 1983, BioChromato Inc is a respected Japanese manufacturer of unique high-quality products for chemical laboratories. Through its team of experienced technical experts and network of specialist distributors – BioChromato’s aim is to enhance the efficiency of research and development through its development of problem-solving laboratory instruments and consumables.

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