What we do?


SENSORY 4.0: The future of sensory analysis will be measurable and traceable!

We are rapidly evolving towards faster and lower cost analysis! In this work we used the powerful high-resolution mass spectrometry (Xevo G2-XS QTOF by Waters) to provide sensory assessment and coffee blend recognition with an operating cost at $ 2 per sample (ie variable costs).

For full paper: https://brjac.com.br/artigos/2021-V8-32/brjac-11-2021.pdf


How about a beer?


Let's think about beer chemistry for business intelligence ...

Here, we are sharing some of our results on real-time beer analysis. In this case, thousands of molecular characteristics were acquired in just 2 seconds at time, without sample preparation, covering 31 beer of different brands...

In this work, it was possible to recognize all beers based on the chemical fingerprint!!! 

Now, imagine the impact of all ingredients and processes measured through sensory 4.0!!!

Online tobacco classification system!

In this project, we present two articles published by BAT:

- In the first, we built models with more than one hundred thousand bales in the GLT, for real-time classification of 139 smoke grades.

- In the second, an online quantification of key compounds for the quality of the crop and monitoring of toxic compounds.

How fast can we go with the requirements of Industry 4.0 (PAT / QbD)?

Currently, knowledge in foodomics can provide information in real time!!!

The REIMS (Waters) technique has been optimized for ultra-fast analysis.

In this approach, we apply direct analysis to food and beverage samples (without sample preparation).

Let's transform the way we evaluate food?

Analysis of spots on cigarette paper!

Sometimes, spots by organic pigments can impair the visual quality and commercial value of a product. In the tobacco industry, these small spots appear on cigarette paper in a variety of aspects and colors, causing great damage to business.

Therefore, in this recent investigation, we used an EASI-HRMS to understand the root cause of this important phenomenon behind the spots on the surface of the paper!

How to increase the monitoring of nitrosamines with low operational cost?

A few years ago, it was discovered that NNK bound to lignin is a relevant source of NNK in cigarette smoke.

However, the reference method has low analytical capacity among other disadvantages (for example, 4 hours in autoclave extraction, long chromatographic runs, etc.).

In this sense, high throughput screening uses simple extraction protocol and high analytical capacity like 700 samples per day.