Scientific/Technological Services

Advanced analysis

  • Improvement and development of methodologies of separation and determination of all types of substances in simple and complex matrices. Reduction of detection time, costs and simplification of analyzes.
  • Transfer and adaptation of analytical techniques already developed.
  • Provision of powerful resources in instruments of the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona.

Analytical Techniques of the Chemical Environment

  • Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
  • Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-ES-MS) and in tandem masses (LC-ES-MS / MS).
  • Possibility of using different mass analyzers, quadrupole (Q), or triple quadrupole (QQQ), flight time (TOF), ion trap (IT) and Orbitrap.
  • Matrix-assisted ionization / desorption mass spectrometry (MALDI) with time-of-flight analyzers (MALDI-TOF).
  • Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-ES-IT and CE-ES-TOF).
  • Plasma coupled to the mass spectrometer (ICP-MS).

Analytical techniques of the microbiological environment

  • Conventional microbiology techniques.
  • Molecular techniques (PCR, RAPD PCR, DNA arrays) for the detection of pathogens in food samples.
  • Molecular techniques (PCR, RAPD PCR, DNA arrays) for the characterization of strains of alimentary interest.
  • Molecular techniques for qualitative (ISO/TS 15216-2:2013) and quantitative (ISO 15216-1:2017) analysis of Norovirus and Hepatitis A Virus using the RTqPCR reference method.
  • Molecular techniques for detection of Hepatitis E Virus on foods.
  • Methods to evaluate virucidal activity by molecular and infectivity tests.