Major Advances in Inhibition Testing from Charm Sciences, Inc.

Two broad spectrum microbial inhibition tests with enhanced detection of drugs in milk are now available from Charm Sciences, the Charm Blue Yellow II and CowSide II.

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Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

Two broad spectrum microbial inhibition tests with enhanced detection of drugs in milk are now available from Charm Sciences, the Charm Blue Yellow II® and CowSide II®.

The Blue Yellow II and CowSide II both offer sensitive screening for the following drugs: beta lactams; tetracycline; sulfonamides; and aminoglycosides.

Both tests can be used on existing equipment, so there are no additional costs for testing upgrades, and cost per test is economical.

The CowSide II is a single use vial design and the Blue Yellow II is a multiwell format for large volume sample testing. Both are one-step tests that are simple to use and provide visual interpretation within 3 hours. Color results are stable for up to 16 hours. The Blue Yellow II test can be used with a color scanner for numeric interpretation of results.

Charm inhibition test methods have been validated worldwide, including recent acceptance by ILVO-T&V and FAVV, Belgium. Results demonstrated a lower sensitivity to non-beta lactams drugs and less incidence of false positives compared to competitive methods. Contact Charm Sciences {info(at)charm(dot)com} for a copy of report.

Charm Sciences is the market leader in dairy antibiotic testing since 1978, and over 70% of all screened raw milk in the world is tested with Charm products. Charm inhibition tests are part of a full range of rapid tests for screening throughout the milk supply network.

About Charm Sciences, Inc.
Charm Sciences is a world leader provider of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics. Charm’s diagnostics portfolio includes test kits and systems for antibiotics, mycotoxins, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end product microbial assessment, allergen control, water quality and ATP hygiene. Directly and through its network of distributors, Charm products serve the food, beverage, water, pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries. Customers rely on Charm products for excellence in quality, innovation and customer support.

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