Metrohm - Model MISA - Combating Food Fraud
Food fraud, adulteration, and tampering is more common than you might think. Metrohm has developed a simple, efficient, green testing solution to food safety threats. MISA (Metrohm Instant SERS Analyzer) is a portable analyzer that applies Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering to deliver results instantly, reliably, and easily.
Straightforward operation, no chemistry know-how required
Intuitive guided workflows
Green chemistry – reduce the amount of chemicals and solvents used
Operation via mobile app or laptop computer
Complete trace detection solution
Simple, efficient, and green: food testing with MISA
With MISA, you can run fully automated analyses to identify trace contaminants even within complex food samples quickly and accurately.
Streamline your workflow. MISA simplifies testing to an easy process:
- Prepare the sample
- Apply the sample to the SERS test materials
- Acquire the signal
- Read and share the results
MISA can be operated using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone and allows you to take immediate action if you have found tainted food. This mobile platform provides critical information about potentially dangerous substances.
- Simple testing
- Quality results
- Clear warnings
- Visual evidence
- Share alerts
Contamination of food is a global problem, whether it is done intentionally for profit or accidentally through negligence, the end result is the same – consumers pay the price.
The problem of food contaminations can be addressed with complex analytical laboratory techniques such as GC-MS and HPLC, but time, skill, and cost requirements limits their usage to the confines of well-equipped laboratories. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) – an extension of Raman spectroscopy - permits detection and identification of analytes in concentrations as low as parts per billion. Food analysis with SERS can be fast, convenient, and inexpensive.
SERS utilizes nanotechnology with Raman spectroscopy to enable trace detection of adsorbed molecules. When a sample is applied to Metrohm’s SERS material, the nanostructures generate millions of times enhancement to Raman scattering, and detection of trace-levels of analytes is readily achievable. SERS is an extremely attractive technique as it retains all of the appealing features of Raman – portable equipment, multi-analyte detection capabilities, and rapid analysis.
MISA from Metrohm is a dedicated instrument for performing SERS measurements. MISA was developed with the focus for a simple, efficient and green testing solution to address food safety threats. Easily swappable attachments allows flexibility of testing using different types of SERS materials. Metrohm also provides targeted ID Kits that include test materials as well as detailed step-by-step instructions for measurement of common contaminants in various food matrices.