VICAM®, a Waters® Business, introduced a sensitive, precise determination of Bisphenol A (BPA detection) for food and agricultural laboratories.
VICAM’s BPATest™ quickly isolates and purifies BPA detection. That is for analysis from 0.1 to 50 parts per billion in as little as ten minutes total preparation time.
An application of BPA is in Food packaging materials and coatings. Research studies indicate that BPA may be an endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant. It 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.
BPATest pairs immuno-affinity chromatography with liquid chromatography (HPLC, UPLC®) and fluorescence 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.