Vicam Vertu digital lateral flow reader for mycotoxin quantitation

Friday, 12 August, 2011 | Supplied by: Waters Australia Pty Ltd



Vicam has launched Vertu, a digital lateral flow reader for fast, easy mycotoxin quantitation.

The Vertu reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers who rely on early detection to protect humans and animals from potentially lethal effects of contamination. The economic impact of mycotoxins is vast. Crop losses, management, product recalls and regulatory oversight result in total costs in the billions of dollars annually to the global food supply chain.

Regulatory levels set by the US Food and Drug Administration, European Union and other international regulatory bodies require that mycotoxin testing be performed at nearly every point of a product’s handling and processing.

The Vertu system for mycotoxin testing gives users testing at the point of sampling fast, accurate numerical results and uses fewer solvents in less time.

Vicam offers detection systems for single and multiple mycotoxin quantification both on site and in-laboratory screening. The USDA, FDA, EU and other international regulatory standards impose specific guidelines for acceptable levels for various mycotoxins, such as aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON), ochratoxin A, fumonisin, zearalenone and T2/HT2. Producers and exporters use on-site testing to ensure regulatory compliance and to protect human and animal health.

No special training or expertise is required to operate the lateral flow reader. Operators obtain results in part-per-billion (ppb) or part-per-million (ppm) in minutes, providing critical data for the management and control of mycotoxins.

Online: www.waters.com
Phone: 02 9933 1777
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