In 2020, the Institute of Genetics and Physiology raised fund for public laboratory for quality of agricultural products to buy and install 3 large, high-value and high-precision analytical instruments, that are AB SCIEX 500R QTOF high resolution mass spectrometer, Vanquish liquid chromotograph, and EVOLUTION 350 automatic spectrophotometer.
AB SCIEX 500R QTOF has wide measurement range, high-resolution and strong qualitative ability, it could screen for unknown compounds in complex samples, and can be used to explore specific indexes of crops’ nutritional function quality. Vanquish liquid chromotograph and EVOLUTION 350 are suitable for the analysis and quantification of sugar, protein, vitamin and other conventional nutrients in agricultural products.
The public laboratory has supplied test data for Microbiological Engineering Laboratory and Plant Physiology and Regulation Laboratory of the institute in 2020. In addition, several technical service contracts between the lab and other research sectors of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Environment, Institute of Vegetables and Medicinal Herbs, Institute of Plant Protection and Institute of Millet Crops have been signed. During 2020, the lab has completed over 150 samples’ tests and supplied 1600 valid data to ensure the smooth development of research projects.
Welcome relevant sectors to collaborate in the use of these instruments!