Professor Gene Hall of Rutgers University, USA and his team are testing various types of fish oil omega-3 supplements. Part of this analysis includes the use of the Specac Pearl FTIR accessory.
The Pearl FTIR liquid cell is a fast and simple-to-use accessory that greatly increases throughput thanks to its intuitive design. Users can quickly insert samples and then clean windows without fuss. What is more, the cell window material can be changed simply and pathlength can be calibrated with ease.
Select Science recently interviewed Gene and he had to following to say,
“Many of the products on the market that say they contain fish oil, do not actually contain omega-3 fatty acids in their natural triglyceride form… Many of the fish oil products on the market today say they are double or triple-strength, or ‘pharmaceutical grade’ but, beginning in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that terms like these – that characterize the strength of the nutrients ‘omega-3 fatty acids’ – cannot be used on fish oil dietary supplements’ labels.”
“The nice thing about the Pearl is that it’s very simple to use, it’s got great sensitivity and it’s easy to clean up – you can get your results in a matter of seconds, because you can see the infrared spectra and you can easily identify what is natural fish oil and what is not.”
Visit www.specac.com to learn more about Professor Gene Hall’s studies and the Pearl FTIR accessory. Request a chance to try the Pearl for yourself using our online form.
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Find the original article on the Specac website.