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Rapid Screening of Food or Drugs for Chemical or Microbiological Contamination

Wilkes, Jon
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research

  1. Detect bacterial or chemical contamination in foods or drug ingredients at a concentration of 0.01 to 0.1% by weight in 15 seconds/sample using a pyrolysis mass spectrometry instrumental method combined with pattern recognition.
  2. Recognize variant batches, indicate the probable contamination as biological or chemical, and flag suspicious products for analysis.
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Responsible Division: Systems Biology
Funding Source
Nat'l. Center For Toxicological Research
Project source
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Project number
Antimicrobial Resistance