Misa (Metrohm Instant SERS Analyser) is a new, portable instrument for rapid, presumptive testing of foodstuffs at the point of sampling.

Smaller than a shoe box, this new solution can be taken anywhere and gives public authorities and retailers the possibility to check all kinds of foodstuffs for notorious adulterants, residues of banned, highly toxic pesticides and herbicides or even illegal growth hormones in a few seconds.

It is operated by a simple App and can be used by anyone with only a minimum of sample preparation required.

Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA) of food is a costly problem harming people all over the world.

Notorious suspects are:

  • Industrial dyes used in brightly coloured candies
  • Pesticides residues on fruits and vegetables
  • Illicit pharmaceuticals used to mimic traditional herbal medicines
  • Illegal growth hormones in meat

Metrohm is pleased to present a range of free applications to detect artificial colourants, residues of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are banned by many public authorities due to their suspected carcinogenic nature.

The 17 Application Notes can be downloaded for free: https://www.metrohm.com/en-gb/applications/#query=Misa&dynamic_1=40622d477af14fb5a35259bd76e91fd0.8d2cbc2000cd4c4ab94d0992a298a609.cf3131ac4cd74f02bad8291431e1c886&dynamic_3=40622d477af14fb5a35259bd76e91fd0.b8039aebe9694ca2b56cd015d812c874.ff3075251b8740bb891edfaabae109a6