Introducing the new "Ultra-Fast Bites" series - where you can get ultra-fast insights about the latest trends and hottest topics in bite-sized content to stay at the forefront of science. Herein, we will present the hot topic of concern about the screening of Ethylene Glycol (EG) and Diethylene Glycol (DEG) in medicinal syrup. In Indonesia and Gambia, deaths among children have been reported relating to such contamination. This has caught the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO), hence leading to the issuance of a global alert on this issue. In this talk, our senior application chemist, Dr Chia Chee Geng will examine how the Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020 NX is the optimal solution for accurate qualification and quantitation of EG and DEG in medicinal syrup within a single injection.
Dr Chia Chee Geng
Senior Product Specialist (GCMS)
Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Dr Chia Chee Geng attained his Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Doctorate (Biochemistry) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His wide exposure in the various fields of sciences enables him to communicate effectively with a larger group of scientists from different backgrounds. After graduating from NUS, he joined the industry as an Analytical Chemist, involved in projects that deal with small molecules traces analysis in the complex sample matrix, requiring hands-on experience in various kinds of mass spectrometry (Ion Trap, Q-Trap, timsTOF, Triple Quad). He is also experienced in optimizing and designing high throughput sample preparations process for LC and GC analysis via automation, in order to improve efficiency in routine workflow.Dr Chia Chee Geng loves learning the latest advancement in technology in the market, looking forward to sharing what he knows with the interested target audience.