Conferences & Tradeshows

2021 AOAC Annual Meeting

August 29 – 31, 2021, Boston, MA, Hynes Convention Center, Booth Number 412

At this conference

The Bruker team is excited to participate in the AOAC International 135th Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 27 – September 2, 2021 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Join fellow analytical chemists and microbiologists whose scientific interests are in the agricultural, food, drug, and environmental at one of the industry’s first face-to-face event in 2021. The Bruker MS and NMR teams will be in booths 410 and 412 of the exhibit hall and we look forward to seeing you!


Bruker’s Joerg Koehler and Thomas Spengler will continue the conversation at the “Food and Natural Product Quality Assurance by Means of Magnetic Resonance” Session where they’ll discuss the role of NMR technology in food, botanicals, and cannabis.

Food and Natural Product Quality Assurance by Means of Magnetic Resonance Session

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Presented by Thomas Spengler, Bruker, Thiru Arunachalam, Natural Health Research Alliance, Steve Newmaster, University of Guelph, Frank Massong, Purity-IQ

As the global demand for quality including safety in food and natural products increases, so does the need for robust testing methods to determine quality, purity and authenticity, in support of food safety and quality management systems. Quality is often associated with specific cultivars, agricultural practices and geographic location presenting considerable challenges for sourcing these high-quality ingredients. Purity is challenging for both targeted chemical and DNA testing methods as it does not consider all possible adulterants, whether intentional or unintentional. Authenticity is challenged by closely related taxa and possible substitution with synthetic compounds. These factors underpin the inherent benefits of natural ingredients and pose a challenge for controls embedded in management systems. Magnetic resonance has been proven as a cost-effective, molecular diagnostic tool for food and natural ingredient identification and authentication, within many sectors including wine, coffee, honey, botanicals, cannabis and dairy products. This suite of presentations on selected applications of magnetic resonance in food and natural products provide a broad overview of the technology, including fit-for-purpose examples of utility within industry and a deep dive into the science. The session is wrapped up with examples of industry driven standards and certification for effectively managing the quality assurance of products, including a process to ensure a consistent supply of authentic ingredients, while also the establishing a base level of protection for intellectual property. 

To register, visit the AOAC Conference website