News

  1. Gold Standard Diagnostics - a Eurofins Technologies company - announces PCR assay for the detection of the monkeypox and orthopox virus

    Gold Standard Diagnostics Europe continues its response to the threat of emerging infectious diseases by developing a new multiplex Real-time PCR assay for the detection of the monkeypox virus and its differentiation from other orthopox viruses.

    The monkeypox virus has raised significant concerns given its recent spread, with more than 2500 confirmed cases in 37 countries [1]. These cases are especially unusual as they have not occurred among travelers returning from the tropical rainforest regions of Central and West Africa, the common circulation area for the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert level 2 for the monkeypox virus.

    With the current uncertainty surrounding the clinical implications of the monkeypox virus, it is crucial to closely monitor its spread and provide reliable diagnostic solutions for its identification. This virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus, which encompasses pathogenic viruses like smallpox (Variola virus; eradicated), cowpox or buffalopox, which exhibit similar symptoms in infected patients.

    The Mplex Monkeypox, Orthopox Real-time PCR assay uses a generic target for orthopox viruses and a specific target for monkeypox and will be available for research use only from the beginning of July. This product complements Gold Standard Diagnostics Europe’s suite of assays developed in response to infectious diseases, such as the GSD NovaPrime and NovaType assay families, developed for SARS-CoV-2 detection and variant identification.

     

    Reference
    [1] https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/world-map.html

     

    Read more »
  2. Peanut traces found in soybean lecithin – Test your products for Peanut contamination!

    Food manufacturers might already be aware that some batches of soybean lecithin, imported from Asia to Europe, have been found to contain undeclared peanut traces. This represent a serious health risk for people living with peanut allergy, as they might consume products which are not labelled for possible peanut contamination.

    Eurofins Technologies has tested the performance of its Peanut ELISA kit to respond to such emergency, with specific instructions regarding the appropriate use of the kit for this matrix application.

    Additionally, we also offer The BOLT ELISA analyzer as a complete and automated in-house testing solution.

    Companies using soybean lecithin imported from India need to make sure that their products are not contaminated with peanut, to ensure customer safety. Lecithin is widely used in food processing including chocolate, margarine, bread, ice cream and dairy products, infant formulas and convenience foods.

    Contact us today for a complete testing solution!

     

    Read more »
  3. Meet us at Analytica 2022, 21-24 June, Messe München!

    We are excited to attend Analytica in Munich again- the world’s leading marketplace for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology is back in live, showcasing everything that moves the lab community, and we hope to see you there! 
    Visit our booth between the 21-24 June, 2022 and let our international team offer you a coffee and introduce you to our comprehensive portfolio of analytical test kits and automation solutions.
    We would love to know more about your testing needs to find the best option for your laboratory – request a meeting with us today!

                                                                                                                  Meeting Request

    Don’t know your schedule yet? Just drop in at booth #407 in Hall A3 anytime during the fair and the Eurofins Technologies team will be delighted to chat with you and show you our ELISA analyzer or LFD reader in action.
    See you soon at Messe München!

    Read more »
  4. Visit us at The World Mycotoxin Forum in Parma, Italy!

    We are excited to exhibit at this year's World Mycotoxin Forum® in Parma (Italy), the leading international meeting series on mycotoxins dedicated to assembling the world’s best experts about the safety and security of food and feed industries.

    Visit our booth between 16-18 of May, and let our team introduce you to our comprehensive portfolio for mycotoxin analysis and automation solutions.

    Request a meeting with us!

    Would you like to know more about the conference's program? Visit THIS page for further information!

    Read more »
  5. Webinar: How to detect your target DNA for GMO analysis in food and feed

    Join our free webinar to learn more about the automated isolation of DNA from a high variety of food and feed sample matrices and its’ combination with our GMO testing solutions.

    Webinar Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3 PM CET 
    >> Register HERE <<

    When it comes to nucleic acid based analytical technologies, isolation of high quality DNA is a pre-requisite. However, this can be a challenging and time-consuming step for subsequent analysis such as the detection of GMOs. In a solution driven concept, the automated DNA isolation step is crucial for labs with a high turnover. It enables an easy integration into downstream workflows such as GMO testing, which require an efficient strategy to obtain all the necessary information with only few analytical steps. The SMARTCheck GMO solution was designed for a significant improvement of the GMO testing efficiency.

    Read more »
  6. A Rapid, On-Site Method for Detecting Patulin in Juices

    Do you want to know more about Patulin testing? We invite you to take part in our up-coming webinar on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 3pm CET. >> Register HERE <<

    Patulin is a harmful mycotoxin commonly found in commercial fruit juices and apple products. For juice producers, identifying and preventing patulin contamination in the supply chain and production process is key to brand protection, regulatory compliance, preventing costly product recalls and ensuring consumer confidence.

    Eurofins Abraxis has developed a rapid ELISA test kit for detecting and measuring patulin in products such as apple juice, apple cider, apple sauce and orange juice. The kits provide results within a few hours and are simple to operate, quantitative and sensitive to within a limit of detection that meets most global regulatory requirements.

    Read more »
  7. Fast and cost-efficient mycotoxin screening: automation and multiple target analysis offered by Eurofins Technologies

    The need for a full mycotoxin screening process, including automated platforms and rapid test kits to detect a wide range of mycotoxins, has been growing over the past years. Industries and laboratories are searching for a fast and cost-efficient solution for their mycotoxin testing operations.

    Multiple options for different mycotoxin testing needs

    The most cost-efficient rapid testing solution is the BZERO mycotoxin ELISA kit line from Eurofins Technologies, a master-curve calibrated portfolio of assays developed to screen for multiple targets. The physical calibration removal is supported by the robustness of the reagents. Analyses become significantly cheaper with these kits, if a few samples are run in the same session.

    Additionally, companies performing several verifications for multiple toxins can benefit from shared sample preparation for mycotoxins in cereals, including DON, and use the same extract for several kits. When it comes to aflatoxin M1 research in milk, no sample manipulation is required, as bovine, goat and sheep milk can be run directly in the assay with their natural fat content.

    Read more »
  8. Allergen Management by means of a quantitative on-site method

    Detecting allergen cross-contamination before releasing a product to the market can prevent costly and time-consuming issues. In this Webinar, we will present several topics that can help you to achieve an effective on-site allergen control system.

    Save the date: WED, Feb 23, 2022, 3PM CET

    >> Register Here! <<

    Key Topics of the Webinar:

    • • Main aspects of allergen management in the production site: the lateral flow method as the perfect tool for rapid allergen detection
    • • Insights into a full lateral flow test kit portfolio to suit diverse testing needs
    • • Standalone reader application: a unique solution for allergen LFD quantification
    • • Q&A

     

    Read more »
  9. Gold Standard Diagnostics, a Eurofins Technologies company, launches CE marked assay for the detection of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant

    Gold Standard Diagnostics continues its response to the threat of the emerging Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant by providing innovative diagnostic solutions.

    The Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant has raised significant concerns given its rapid spread in South Africa and has now been confirmed in over 40 countries. The variant contains many mutations which may enable the virus to evade the immune response raised by previous infection or vaccination.

    With the current uncertainty surrounding the dangers of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant, it is crucial to closely monitor its spread and provide reliable diagnostic solutions for its identification. By now, the variant has already split in two sublineages (BA.1 & BA.2) one of which, nicknamed the ‘stealth Omicron’, does not carry the Spike protein deletion 69/70. This deletion, however, has so far been used as a workaround to identify this variant through a dropout in a widely used RT-PCR assay [1].

    Read more »
  10. New Lateral Flow Reader RapidScan ST5-W as a single platform validated for multiple food and environmental rapid tests

    Eurofins Technologies, a supplier of test kits and systems for laboratory analyses, announces the launch of its new RapidScan ST5-W lateral flow reader, specifically designed for field and in-process testing applications requiring qualitative to semi-quantitative test results.

    This portable instrument is a highly flexible, easy to use and accurate imaging platform used for lateral flow assay analysis. RapidScan ST5-W is unique to the market with its flexibility, multiple target analysis and its compatibility with applications for Eurofins Technologies’ allergen, GMO, glyphosate and algal toxins lateral flow tests. The reader performs well both in laboratories and in field testing environments, where quick results are needed for contamination analysis. With a data storage capacity of up to 5000 test results, reports are easy to create and export.

     

    Read more »
Page