Flavours and Metabolites

Using modern chemical methods, the experts analyze the naturally occurring substances present in agricultural products (apples, apple juices, grapes, wines, cheese, milk) and plant organs (leaves, roots, wood) to determine their quality, characteristics, and purity. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory instruments, such as GC-MS (Gas Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectrometry) and LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectrometry) and uses common analytical techniques. It also has so-called high-resolution mass spectrometers to identify new, unknown substances as well as a Near Infrared device suitable for destruction-free analysis.

The laboratory is located at the NOI Techpark, via A.-Volta 13/A, 39100 Bolzano.