New water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin launched

Posted: 26 August 2014 | Romer Labs | No comments yet

Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit…

Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new water-based method will allow food, feed and grain producers to test for aflatoxins without using organic solvents, such as methanol, which are expensive, flammable, and must be disposed as hazardous waste.

Watex Testkit

Additionally, the test kits have been significantly improved to simplify the easeof- use and to speed up the workflow. With the new dissolvable and pre-weighed extraction buffer bags no time-consuming or difficult buffer preparations steps are needed. No filtration or centrifugation step is needed due to innovative extraction equipment that is included in each test kit, making the use of additional extract clarification obsolete.

With a quantitation range of 0-100 ppb, a limit of detection of 3ppb and a total time-to-results of 8 minutes including extraction, sample preparation and strip test development, the AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit is the fastest test available on the market, meeting the industry needs for a simple, sensitive and easy-to-use test kit.

“With our new AgraStrip Watex test kit line we fulfill the needs of our customers for an environment-friendly water-based testing method. At the same time we have further simplified the extraction and sample preparation with work-flow innovations offering customers a testing solution that is accurate, easy-to-use and delivers results fast”, states Michael Prinster, CEO of Romer Labs America.

Over the next months, the new AgraStrip® WATEX test kit line will be further expanded to cover regulated mycotoxins.

Romer Labs Mycotoxin Solutions:

Romer Labs® provides the broadest range of mycotoxin testing solutions that allows customers to cover the whole production process. In addition to rapid methods including on-site Lateral Flow Devices and laboratory based ELISAs, Romer Labs® offers its customers reference testing methods and the required equipment, ranging from cleanup columns, reference material including 13C labeled internal standards to a huge portfolio of Analytical Service analyses.

The AgraQuant® Mycotoxin product line consists of test kits that are direct competitive enzyme immunoassays (ELISA) for the fast detection and quantitative determination of mycotoxins in food and feed.

The AgraStrip® Mycotoxin product line consists of immunological rapid tests in lateral flow format for the detection of mycotoxins in food and feed. The WATEX test kit line offers water-based mycotoxin testing solutions.

The MycoSep®/MultiSep® one-step cleanup columns, the MycoSpinTM twostep cleanup columns and StarlineTM Immunoaffinity Columns are Romer Labs® purification solutions.

The BiopureTM Mycotoxin product line consists of high quality reference materials, standards and calibrants, including Romer Labs® unique and patented technology based 13C internal standards for the food and feed industry.

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