VICAM introduces a new method for BPA detection
VICAM , a Waters Business, introduced a sensitive, ® ® precise determination of BisphenolA (BPA) for food and agricultural laboratories. VICAM’s BPATest™ quickly isolates and purifies BPA for analysis from 0.1 to 50 parts per billion in as little as ten minutes total preparation time.
BPA is a chemical which has been used to manufacture food packaging materials and coatings. Research studies indicate that BPA may be an endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant and may also contribute to serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. To protect human health, the use of BPA in baby bottles, cups and infant formula packaging is prohibited by law in the US, Canada, EU and several nations across Asia.
BPA Test pairs immuno-affinity chromatography with liquid chromatography (HPLC, UPLC ) and flu
® orescence or mass spectrometry detectors to accurately detect levels of BPA with a higher level of certainty, without compromising laboratory efficiency and productivity. The proprietary monoclonal antibody in VICAM’s immuno-affinity columns efficiently transforms test samples into highly concentrated BPA extract. As a quantitative method that outperforms solid phase extraction and “dilute-and-shoot” techniques in both sensitivity and specificity.