BioFront and Biorex Form Food Safety Diagnostics Partnership
BioFront Technologies has been appointed as the North America distributor for the UK-based Biorex Food Diagnostics food safety diagnostic platform. Biorex products include tests for an extensive range of antibiotics, mycotoxins, hormones and beta-agonists. Biorex customers in the UK and around the globe will also have access to Biofront's comprehensive Food Allergen Test Kit line for detecting Gluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Soy, Egg, Milk, Lupin, Seeds (Sesame, Mustard, and Buckwheat), and Shellfish. These ELISA kits have been designed to specifically detect and quantify trace amounts food allergens in complex food matrices and surface rinses.
Jason Robotham, Ph. D, President of BioFront Technologies, said: "Many of our food allergen customers also perform routine tests for analytes detected by the Biorex line of kits and, for our US customers, this will make it easier to access additional diagnostic products associated with a broader variety of analytes found in our FAPAS reference material and PT offerings, thus ensuring the highest quality standards and confidence in analytical performance."
The Biorex antibiotic kit line encompasses tests for Chloramphenicol, Nitrofuran metabolites, Quinolones, Streptomycin, Sulfonamides, Tetracycline and Tylosin; all of which have fast assay times, low detection limits and simple sample preparations. Mycotoxin kits offered by Biorex include tests for Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin. The hormonal kit portfolio includes tests for Diethylstilbestrol, Zeranol, Trenbolone, Clenbuterol, Ractopamine as well as a broad spectrum Beta-agonist kit capable of detecting 11 compounds. Biorex kits can be used in a wide array of sample matrices including honey, seafood (prawns), urine, milk, animal feed, nuts and dried fruit.
Dr. Morteza Afrasiabi, Managing Director of Biorex Food Diagnostics commented "These complimentary ELISA based products, which will be available as a result of this exciting new partnership will enable testing laboratories and food producers across the globe to assess exceptional analytical performance in food, feed and animal health."
Tags: Allergens, Mycotoxins, Aflatoxins, Antibiotic Residue, Gluten, Ochratoxin
Date Published: November 28, 2017
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