Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant

Why automate a direct mass spectrometric technique like SIFT-MS? To turn it into a practical, high-throughput analysis tool for the routine testing laboratory, contract research organization (CRO), and R&D laboratory!

Automated SIFT-MS complements chromatographic methods by greatly simplifying analysis of low molecular weight volatiles that are polar and thermally labile, in addition to accelerating throughput for routine VOC analysis.

SIFT-MS methods are straightforward to validate! Implementation of SIFT-MS in routine testing does not lead to anxiety, but alleviates it, because automated SIFT-MS makes validation rapid. Join Dr Mark Perkins on October 31st to learn how!

Mark will describe how the ICH Q2(R1) Guidelines can be readily applied to SIFT-MS methods, whether those in which only the analytical technique is changed, or those that pose a unique analytical challenge. He will present case studies for each scenario: methanolic extraction from soil of benzene, toluene and ethylbenzene plus the xylenes, and direct analysis of formaldehyde leaching into single-use pharmaceutical devices from polymeric components.