Eurofins | IPROMA and Markes Collaborate on Plastics Detection

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Eurofins | IPROMA has signed a collaboration agreement with Markes International to facilitate the development and validation of a method for the quantification of micro- and nano‑plastics up to 0.3 µm in size.

Eurofins | IPROMA (Castelló, Spain) has signed a collaboration agreement with Markes International (Llantrisant, UK) to facilitate the development and validation of a method for the quantification of micro- and nano‑plastics up to 0.3 µm in size.

The method uses a Markes International instrument, which is currently operational at the Eurofins | IPROMA central office and has been used to process samples obtaining good results at low detection limits.

Both companies intend to present more information at the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting congress, to be held as an online meeting, from 3–7 May. The talk will be entitled “Qualitative Analysis Of Microplastics: A Problem To Be Solved”.

The development of this type of methodology is fundamental to quantify the presence of micro- and nano‑plastics in different natural environments, to determine the origin of these contaminants, and to take the necessary measures for their elimination.

For more information please visit: www.markes.com