WUR Shared Research Facilities acquired mass spectrometry systemCyclic IMS system
Shared Research Facilities of Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has acquired a mass spectrometry system. It is one of the most powerful techniques for separating and quantifying individual compounds in complex biological matrices. This new state-of-the-art platform will be the first of its kind to be installed in the Netherlands and will be based at the Laboratory of Food Chemistry at Wageningen Campus. The system will be open for use by organizations from outside WUR.
What does it do?
The Cyclic IMS makes separating, identifying and quantifying molecules possible. The separation and characterization of compounds is increasingly important in research on food and food-related raw materials. It offers researchers the possibility to study, for example, the modification of plant proteins and the way in which food components are modified by chemical, enzymatical or (micro)biological processes. As such, the system will contribute to multiple research topics: circularity, the protein transition, personalized nutrition, and many others.
The Cyclic IMS system is a co-investment of WUR and Unilever. As part of the Shared Research Facilities equipment the system will be open for use by organizations from outside WUR.
Shared Research Facilities collaborates with Foodvalley NL. Together, we make state-of-the-art facilities available for the innovation ecosystem.