Recorded Feb 22, 2017
Food flavors are chemically very diverse. They impart a wide range of favorable and unfavorable sensations to the human nose, and have a wide range of sensory thresholds. Conventional analytical technologies, like gas chromatography, lack the time resolution, responsiveness, and comprehensiveness of analysis required to provide rapid feedback to product developers or process-line managers.
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a revolutionary direct analysis technology for fast, sensitive, selective, and robust analysis of flavor compounds in air at trace levels. SIFT-MS analysis is robust to humidity, so can be applied in diverse applications, from the process line right through to in vivo flavor release in the R&D laboratory.
During this webinar, we will introduce the SIFT-MS technique, its automation, and present a variety of food and flavor applications, including:
- Headspace and in vivo flavor analysis
- Process monitoring
- Sensory screening
- Packaging testing
About Syft Technologies
Vaughan Langford, Ph.D.,
Director of Applications & Marketing,
Vaughan completing his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Canterbury in 1997 and joined Syft in 2002. He directs Syft’s applications and marketing departments. Vaughan has experience across all SIFT-MS application areas, but has focused particularly on air quality and food applications.
Diandree Padayachee, Ph.D.,
Applications Specialist, Food & Consumer,
Diandree completed her PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Canterbury in 2014. Prior to that, she worked at research institutes in South Africa, where she carried out research in the fields of Extractive Metallurgy and Gold Catalysis. Since joining Syft in 2014, Diandree has focused on consumer, food, and environmental applications.