Your Investment: Improved

August 28, 2020

When you make an investment, you want to know how it works. All of the bells and whistles, the clever shortcuts, and the changes that make it different from the last instrument you used are important to know for the most efficient and effective use of your new gas chromatography mass spectrometer. LECO has always offered in-person training classes and on-site lab visits, but in today's changing world with travel restrictions and social distancing, how can you learn about your Pegasus® BT while staying safe?

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Beyond the MOSH/MOAH Hump

August 7, 2020

In Europe, food contamination by Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons (MOSH) and Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MOAH) is a growing concern and one that is starting to gain attention in North America. There is not enough data yet to know for sure if all MOSH and MOAH contamination is harmful, but some MOSH has been proven carcinogenic, and some MOAH have caused complications in lab mice and selective build-up in the human body. In order to better understand the effects of these hydrocarbons, it is first important to determine the presence and types of MOSH and MOAH in food samples.

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See What's in Your Food

June 24, 2020

How efficient is your workflow when it comes to food samples? Are you sure you're seeing everything your sample has to offer? Learn how LECO has been expanding what is possible when it comes to food safety analyses with a free series of webinars.

All of these webinars are now available as on-demand recordings on our website.

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See More Detail for Less

June 16, 2020

LECO's newest microscope, the VX4, fits in neatly with our entire metallographic lineup. For a lab that needs a compact and practical microscopy solution, the VX4 is an easy-to-use inverted microscope that gives excellent image quality.

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The Simple Sample Container

June 5, 2020

Why do you use the sample container that you use? Is it something you've ever thought about? Sample containers and crucibles are both wonderfully simple, to hold your sample without influencing the analysis, and wonderfully complex... to hold your sample without influencing the analysis.

But are you using the best container for your type of sample?

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VOCs for Honey Bee Disease

May 20, 2020

By Maggie Gill, Keele University, UK

May 20 is the UN World Honey Bee Day. The honey bee is an important pollinator species that contributes an estimated $15 billion a year to the US economy through crop pollination and £690 million to the UK economy. Honey bees are also important wild pollinators and play a key role in maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services in many ecosystems.

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Determining MOSH/MOAH with GCxGC-TOFMS

April 23, 2020

Contamination of food by mineral oil hydrocarbons such as mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) has been a growing concern since 2012, when the European Food Safety Authority flagged them as a potential health concern. While the main concerns are bioaccumulation from MOSH and the carcinogenicity of MOAH, data on consumer exposure is incomplete. Prevailing wisdom suggests we make every effort to minimize MOSH/MOAH contamination, however, MOSH/MOAH analysis is not easy. Though there is a standard European GC-FID method, countries are still discussing GC-MS standard methods for MOSH/MOAH analysis. The existing methods struggle to deconvolute the various hydrocarbons.

Enter the LECO Pegasus® BT 4D with GCxGC-TOFMS.

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Cannabis Moisture Content

April 20, 2020

Determining the moisture content in cannabis and hemp is a critical factor in the growth and distribution of the process. Too much moisture can be indicative of microbial contamination, which can lead to health risks in the end user. It is also crucial to determine moisture content when extracting CBD oil. However, the plant nature of cannabis makes traditional loss-on-drying methods difficult, as the plant matter could be lost to thermal decomposition, resulting in falsely high moisture results.

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Food Testing Applications E-Book

April 13, 2020

 

LECO Europe has partnered with SeparationScience to create a Food Testing Applications E-Book. This free download provides one easy location for a variety of food testing resources.

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Online Product Demos: Customized for You

March 26, 2020

Science doesn't stop, so why should your lab?

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