Analytical method for meat from entire male pigs

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Analytical method for meat from entire male pigs


DMRI has developed an analytical method that can be used to analyse skatole and androstenone on a small fat biopsy taken from the carcass. The method uses laser diode thermal desorption mass spectrometry (LDTD-MS/MS) and is in compliance with the EU’s reference laboratory method, which also uses mass spectrometry. The DMRI method is accredited according to ISO 17025:2017. This method makes it possible to perform a rapid, selective and quantitative analysis. Through further automation of the method, equipment installed at a slaughterhouse will be capable of analysing up to 2,800 fat samples per day. The same method has been set up in DMRI’s laboratories.


Lund, BW; Meinert, L.; Borggaard, C. (2016) Simultaneously detection of off-note or boar taint related compounds in animal tissue. WO/2016/139291



Birkler, R., Borggaard, C., Støier, S., Lund, BW  (2018) EAAP
Fully automated and rapid at-line method...  

Borggaard, C., Birkler, R., Meinert, L., Støier, S. (2017) ICoMST
t-line rapid instrumental method for measuring the boar taint... 

Støier, S. (2015) International Conference on pig welfare, Copenhagen april 2015

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