Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) February 13, 2008
Charm Sciences is proud to announce the first Lateral Flow Quantitative test for Ochratoxin in grain and feedstuffs.
The ROSA® Quantitative kit delivers fast, economical, accurate detection for Ochratoxin A in a convenient single strip, Rapid One-Step strip Assay. The ROSA Ochratoxin kit has the flexibility to meet domestic and export requirements with quantitative readings and a detection range from 0 to 12 ppb. A dilution step expands the range from 10 - 150 ppb.
Following a methanol extraction, the diluted sample is added to the ROSA OCHRA strip and read after 10 minutes. The ROSA-M reader stores Ochratoxin results electronically for record keeping and reporting. Optional mycoSOFT™ software delivers flexible and intuitive functionality with customized data trending reports.
The ROSA Ochratoxin lateral flow tests require minimal equipment and user involvement. Multiple samples can be prepared, and tested at the same time. ROSA test strips are uniquely packaged so that the strip only comes in contact with the sample. The ROSA Ochratoxin kit uses the same extraction as the GIPSA approved quantitative ROSA methods for aflatoxin and zearalenone. The ROSA Ochratoxin kit shares the same equipment and assay format as the ROSA quantitative methods for aflatoxin and zearalenone, and the same equipment as the GIPSA approved ROSA Quantitative method for DON.
Ochratoxin is produced by some species of Aspergillus, such as A. ochraceus, mainly in tropical regions and by Penicillium verrucosum in cooler climates. Ochratoxin A is associated with porcine nephropathy and various symptoms in poultry. Ochratoxin is found in wheat, barley, corn, oats, soybeans, coffee beans, grapes, and raisins.
Charm Sciences is a world leader in the provision of food safety diagnostics and food safety solutions with a proven track record of innovation and development over the last 30 years. Introduced in 1999, Charm's ROSA lateral flow tests are now the leading residue diagnostic tests employed by food industry worldwide. The ROSA test portfolio covers the "A to Z" in mycotoxins, ranging from Aflatoxin to Zearalerone. Charm Sciences provides award-winning product support and technical assistance.
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