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NMR Interlaboratory Comparison – IS NMR ILC 001_2016



Registration step is now concluded with an unexpected overbooking.

Our activities in the project Re.Ge.Vi.P. are supported by 15 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Marocco, Portugal, Spain, UK, USA. 50 institutions/companies will participate with 74 NMR spectrometers.

IS-NMR-ILC_001_2016 - Registration closed

 

Next steps are listed in the figure below.

IS-NMR-ILC_001_2016 Timetable 3

 

New NMR Interlaboratory Comparison – IS NMR ILC 001-2016



Invitation letter

Dear NMR users,

I warmly invite you to participate to the new International NMR Interlaboratory Comparison organized by Innovative Solutions. For details, please download “IS-NMR-ILC Scheme”, “Call for participation to IS-NMR-ILC 001_2016” and “Registration form“.

Timetable

This comparison is organized and funded by Innovative Solutions S.r.l. in the framework of the project “Recupero del Germoplasma Viticolo Pugliese” (Re.Ge.Vi.P.), “Progetti Integrati per la Biodiversità” – P.S.R. FEASR 2014-2020, Misura 10.2.1 “Progetti per la conservazione e valorizzazione delle risorse genetiche in agricoltura” – Trascinamento della Mis. 214 Az. 4 sub az. a) del PSR 2007-2013.

Since 2012, with the aim to encourage the use of qNMR in official methods, Innovative Solutions embarked on the organization of NMR inter-laboratory comparisons (NMR-ILCs) according to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and reference normative therein. NMR-ILCs provide objective standards for individual laboratories, allow them to compare analytical results from different laboratories and represent a way to check the quality and the accuracy of the analytical job.

I wish to recall the successful editions of the International NMR Interlaboratory Comparisons IS-NMR-ILC 001_2014 and of the first Italian NMR Interlaboratory Comparison organized on behalf of SAMER (laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari) and RETELAB (Network of the laboratories of the Italian Chambers of Commerce).

Results of these two ILC editions gave the following publications:

“Validation of NMR fingerprinting methods: effects of processing on measure reproducibility and laboratory performance assessment”. Vito Gallo, Nicola Intini, Piero Mastrorilli, Mario Latronico, Pasquale Scapicchio, Alessandra Milella, Antonino Rizzuti, Stefano Todisco, Antonello Pascazio, Maurizio Triggiani, Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Carlos Cobas, Silvia Mari.

NMR Inter-Laboratory Comparisons” series, Volume 2 (Sept 2016). ISBN: 9788899259709, Ed. NeP Edizioni, Rome.

 

“Validation of a 1D 1H-NOESY experiment for fingerprinting of wheat and flour”. Vito Gallo, Nicola Intini, Piero Mastrorilli, Mario Latronico, Pasquale Scapicchio, Mauro Andrea Cremonini, Francesca Benevelli, Alessandra Milella, Antonino Rizzuti, Isabella Cafagna.

NMR Inter-Laboratory Comparisons” series, Volume 1, (Sept 2015). ISBN: 97888999259112, Ed. NeP Edizioni, Rome

 

“Performance assessment in fingerprinting and multi component quantitative NMR analyses”. Vito Gallo, Nicola Intini, Piero Mastrorilli, Mario Latronico, Pasquale Scapicchio, Maurizio Triggiani, Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Paolo Fanizzi, Domenico Acquotti, Cristina Airoldi, Fabio Arnesano, Michael Assfalg, Francesca Benevelli, Davide Bertelli, Laura R. Cagliani, Luca Casadei, Flaminia Cesare Marincola, Giuseppe Colafemmina, Roberto Consonni, Cesare Cosentino, Silvia Davalli, Sandra A. De Pascali, Virginia D’Aiuto, Andrea Faccini, Roberto Gobetto, Raffaele Lamanna, Francesca Liguori, Francesco Longobardi, Domenico Mallamace, Pierluigi Mazzei, Ileana Menegazzo, Salvatore Milone, Adele Mucci, Claudia Napoli, Thelma A. Pertinhez, Antonino Rizzuti, Luca Rocchigiani, Elisabetta Schievano, Fabio Sciubba, Anatoly P. Sobolev, Leonardo Tenori, Mariacristina Valerio

Analytical Chemistry, 87 (2015), 6709–6717

 

“Risonanza magnetica e controllo qualità – Presentazione dei risultati del primo confronto interlaboratorio nazionale”. V. Gallo, P. Scapicchio, M. Vezzoso, P. Fanizzi (2013)

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Moreover, a new paper to submit to peer reviewed journals is in preparation. It will report on findings of the IS-NMR-ILC 001_2014. The authorship will include all the participants.

 

The President

Vito Gallo

In Oleo Veritas – 11.05.2016 – Conferenza Stampa presso la Camera dei Deputati



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In Oleo Veritas, l’innovativo sistema di “tracciabilità analitica” dell’olio extravergine di oliva a supporto delle imprese grazie al riconoscimento inequivocabile del lotto di produzione in fase di commercializzazione.

I recenti scandali registrati nel comparto oleario hanno evidenziato ancora una volta i limiti dei metodi di analisi ufficiali per il controllo dell’olio extra vergine di oliva. Gli eventi scandalistici penalizzano pesantemente l’intero comparto oleario in termini di immagine. I tempi degli iter giudiziari e quelli della permanenza delle notizie sui media, infatti, indipendentemente dalla colpevolezza o dall’innocenza delle aziende coinvolte negli scandali, hanno come unico effetto il devastante crollo di fiducia dei consumatori.

In questo contesto, la Camera di Commercio di Bari e la sua Azienda Speciale SAMER, in collaborazione con il Politecnico di Bari e la sua Spin Off Innovative Solutions, hanno promosso il progetto “In Oleo Veritas” con lo scopo di potenziare i sistemi di identificazione dei lotti di produzione che consentono di ripristinare la regolarità delle relazioni commerciali. L’aspetto più innovativo dell’iniziativa si basa sul concetto di food identity concretizzato mediante la piattaforma web www.inoleoveritas.it, fruibile sia dal produttore – che può dimostrare la qualità del prodotto sul mercato e la veridicità delle informazioni da lui stesso dichiarate – sia dal consumatore desideroso di scoprire se quanto acquistato corrisponde esattamente a ciò che è espresso in etichetta.

L’olio extravergine di oliva, uno dei più rappresentativi prodotti del Made in Italy, diventa così il primo prodotto modello sottoposto a “tracciabilità analitica”. Il sistema proposto si prefigge come obiettivo ultimo il consolidamento dei rapporti commerciali tra tutti gli attori coinvolti nella filiera e può essere esteso anche ad altri prodotti agroalimentari, trasformati e freschi.

L’iniziativa, già presentata alla stampa il 17 marzo scorso, verrà illustrata nel dettaglio mercoledì 11 maggio alle ore 13,00 presso la Sala Conferenze della Camera dei Deputati (Roma).  Interverranno Alessandro Ambrosi – Presidente della Camera di Commercio di Bari, Eugenio Di Sciascio – Magnifico Rettore del Politecnico di Bari, Angela Patrizia Partipilo – Segretario Generale della Camera di Commercio di Bari, Umberto Bucci – Presidente di SAMER e Vito Gallo – Presidente di Innovative Solutions – Spin Off del Politecnico di Bari.

L’evento sarà trasmesso in diretta su Web Tv Camera dei Deputati/Conferenze Stampa.

In Oleo Veritas – Comunicato Stampa_Conferenza Camera dei Deputati

In Oleo Veritas – Relatori_Conferenza Stampa Camera dei Deputati

02 November

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International NMR Interlaboratory Comparison

It is a pleasure to announce that the results of the comparison IS-NMR-ILC 001_2014 are now published. Results were produced by 30 participants (from 8 countries: Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and USA) using 39 NMR spectrometers.

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05 September

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Invitation to participate to the International NMR Interlaboratory Comparison organized by Innovative Solutions – Spin Off Company of the Technical University of Bari

IS-NMR-ILC_001_2014

Bari, 2014.09.05

Dear NMR users,

after the successful edition of the first Italian NMR Inter-Laboratory Comparison organized on behalf of SAMER (laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari) and RETELAB (Network of the laboratories of the Italian Chambers of Commerce), Innovative Solutions organizes the first of a series of International NMR Inter-Laboratory Comparisons.

As you well know, since its first application as quantitative technique,[J. L. Jungnickel, J. W. Forbes, Anal. Chem. 35 (1963) 938-942] NMR spectroscopy has been successfully used for many applications involving several kind of matrixes (small molecules, pharmaceuticals and natural products in both simple and complex mixtures). One of the major advantages of quantitative NMR (qNMR) is its primary analytical characteristic. It can be applied in the quantitative estimation of purity of compounds without using any specific reference standard. Moreover, the recent progress in the development of high sensitive instruments allowed for reduction of the detection limits, thus making the technique appealing for analysis of molecules in very low concentrations. A comprehensive recent review aiming at extending awareness of experimental protocols for accurate NMR quantification of analytes is available in “Trends in Analytical Chemistry” [S. K. Bharti, R. Roy, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 35 (2012) 5-26].
Despite the advantages deriving from the use of qNMR and despite the plethora of well documented validation processes (e.g., precision, accuracy, linearity, reproducibility, robustness, selectivity, and specificity), very few official NMR based quantification methods are known.

With the aim to encourage the use of qNMR in official methods, Innovative Solutions embarked in the organization of NMR inter-laboratory comparisons (NMR-ILCs) according to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and reference normative therein. NMR-ILCs provide objective standards for individual laboratories, allow them to compare analytical results from different laboratories and represent a way to check the quality and the accuracy of the analytical job.

Two main reasons should be taken into account to highlight the importance of NMR-ILCs.
The first one resides in the current difficulty, by a research or industrial laboratory, to exploit internal NMR methods for official/institutional/legal purposes because NMR methods are not yet recognized as reliable analytical tools by many institutions. Thus, participation to NMR-ILCs allows laboratories to strengthen validation process of their own methods passing from intra-laboratory validation (questioned in some occasions) to inter-laboratory validation (indisputable in most cases).
The second reason is related to official recognition of fingerprinting methods. If procedures for validation of quantitative methods are well defined by international normative, official criteria to validate fingerprinting methods have not yet been defined by institutions. Thus, publication of the results obtained in NMR-ILCs represents the starting point for official recognition of NMR analytical methods including fingerprinting.
Of course, many more reasons could be listed in this letter but, currently, these two are considered of priority to trigger the use of NMR spectroscopy in many fields.

Therefore, I warmly invite you to participate to this first International NMR Inter-Laboratory Comparison organized by Innovative Solutions.

The aims of this NMR-ILC are:

  1. validation of a fingerprinting NMR method for classification of wheat and flours;
  2. selection of laboratories to build up an international network promoting NMR spectroscopy by 1D 1H-NOESY validated experiments;
  3. selection of laboratories to build up an international network for analysis of wheat and flours by the validated NMR method.

For details, please download “IS-NMR-ILC Scheme” and “Call for participation IS-NMR-ILC 001_2014”.

The President
Vito Gallo

30 September

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From Italy: Presentazione risultati del progetto “Apulian Wheat Fingerprint”

Innovative Solutions ha presentato i risultati del progetto “Apulian Wheat Fingerprint: Nuovi strumenti per la certificazione di prodotti cerealicoli mediante l’impiego della Risonanza Magnetica” in occasione del XLIII Convegno Nazionale delle Risonanze Magnetiche che si è tenuto presso il Politecnico di Bari dal 22 al 24 Settembre scorso.

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Innovative Solution S.r.l. Spin off Company of Politecnico di Bari