Join our breath research expert, Clarrence Molinyawe, as he demonstrates the SIFT-MS instrument in a range of breath applications

Application Scientist Clarrence Molinyawe

Clarrence Molinyawe

BSc, PGDipSci, MSc


Technical Specialist

The on-demand version of this workshop is available below.

Breath analysis with traditional instrumentation is often time-consuming, inaccurate, and requires significant sample preparation:

Calibration of instrumentation, method development, standard mixing, adsorption/concentration steps, Heating/equilibrium steps, elution steps, cleaning steps, and others that come with chromatographic separation techniques.

This online workshop will demonstrate a modern approach to a range of breath analysis applications through use of direct, ultra-sensitive, selective, real-time, mass spectrometry.

Selected Ion Flow-tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a technique that utilizes chemical ionization to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze air for nearly any chemical species. Organic compounds (alcohols, aldehydes, formaldehyde, and more) can be measured at the same time

This workshop content is aimed at:

  • Those who are looking for a new, fast, simpler approach to breath analysis
  •  Those who are familiar with the SIFT-MS technique but want to learn more about how this modern technique can be applied within breath analysis research 
  • Those who wish to see a live demonstration of the SIFT-MS instrument in action, from method creation and sample scanning, through to data collection and analysis. 

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand how direct mass spectrometry can be utilized for breath analysis 
  • Understand the simplicity of the technique 
  • Be able to compare SIFT-MS to traditional techniques 
  • Determine the value of SIFT-MS within their research/analytical scope