Quantitative Impurity Analysis from Consumer Products Using SIFT-MS



Webinar Date/Time: Tue, Aug 22, 2023 11:00 AM EDT

Join us for this webinar to learn how SIFT-MS provides more accurate quantitation of volatile carcinogens and toxic impurities in consumer and pharmaceutical products. Case studies include benzene in personal care products, formaldehyde in fragrances and pharmaceutical excipients, and MOSH / MOAH in recycled packaging.

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Event Overview.

Benzene has recently been detected as a contaminant in many personal care products (PCPs), including hand sanitizer, sunscreen, and dry shampoo. As benzene is a Class 1 Residual Solvent and known carcinogen, its removal from PCPs is of utmost importance and urgency. Similarly, other carcinogens and toxic compounds are regularly found in trace amounts in other consumer products, including formaldehyde in fragrances and pharmaceutical excipients, as well as mineral oil saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons (MOSH/MOAH) in recycled packaging materials. Real-time mass spectrometry provides an attractive option for rapid testing of consumer products for extractables, leachables, impurities, contaminants, and residual solvents. Selected-Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) offers the ability to measure VOCs from whole air, in real-time. This allows for measurement of acute exposure during a spray event of a PCP, or for headspace measurements from sealed vials, providing 10-to-20-fold faster results than traditional methods.
This webinar will cover the rapid quantitation of the following:

  • Benzene from several consumer products via both chamber and headspace analyses
  • Formaldehyde from fragrance products via headspace
  • Formaldehyde from gelucire excipient via headspace
  • MOSH/MOAH detection in various types of recycled packaging

Join us to learn how SIFT-MS is simply faster for the analysis of volatile impurities in consumer goods.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of the selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) analytical technique, including its ability to rapidly quantify impurities in consumer products.
  • Understand how SIFT-MS provides the unique capability of measuring VOCs in whole air.
  • Through case studies, discover how SIFT-MS has been used to identify carcinogens and other toxic impurities in personal care products (PCPs).

Who Should Attend:

  • QA/QC managers, scientists, and engineers
  • R&D engineers and scientists
  • Laboratory managers/directors/supervisors
  • Analytical chemists
  • Environmental scientists and engineers
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Consumer safety scientists


David Light
Chief Executive Officer

David Light, Chief Executive Officer of Valisure, is a biotech entrepreneur and scientist with more than 15 years of broad experience in the field. A graduate of Yale University, David studied molecular biology and has worked in various scientific and business roles at start-ups like Synthetic Genomics, Ion Torrent, and Valisure. At Ion Torrent, David developed core technologies that directly led to the semiconductor DNA sequencing company's acquisition by Life Technologies and ran its flagship technology programs through development and global commercialization into the #2 sequencing technology in the world. As a Founder and CEO of Valisure, an independent laboratory and partner for quality that chemically analyzes and certifies the chemical composition of medications and healthcare products before they reach consumers, David helped fund and invent the core technology and led its entry and impact into the market. David is named inventor on numerous patents, published in journals including Nature, Journal of the American Pharmacist Association, and American Heart Association's Journal Circulation and has been invited to testify at congressional hearings and speak at the White House. David was appointed an affiliate professor at Long Island University, has lectured at Yale University for the past decade, and was invited to present at Stanford University Medicine Grand Rounds. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CBS News, NPR, and Forbes, to name a few. David is married with five children and resides in New Haven, Connecticut.

Leslie Silva, PhD
Applications Scientist
Syft Technologies

Dr. Leslie Silva graduated from the University of Calgary with a PhD in biochemistry and molecular Biology prior to a postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and working as a senior research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She led an analytical chemistry lab for a food and beverage startup in San Francisco for four years before joining the Syft Technologies USA team in October of 2020 as an applications scientist. Leslie works closely with both the New Zealand- and US-based sales and product development team to develop applications and help customers with their SIFT-MS workflows.

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