Product eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals from the sample extraction
Traditionally, a methanol/water mixture is used to extract the aflatoxins from grains before analysis; however, methanol is expensive, flammable and must be disposed of as a hazardous waste. This makes the Afla-V AQUA especially desirable for large grain storage and processing operations, where large testing volumes create high hazmat disposal costs. Furthermore, in some countries, methanol must be registered with the government to purchase, store and use on-site.
"VICAM saw the industry needs for a green testing method, while still
being simple, sensitive and easy to use", said
The Afla-V AQUA Strip Tests utilize the proven sensitivity and selectivity of VICAM’s monoclonal antibodies to accurately detect and measure total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) at levels as low as 2.5 ppb and as high as 50 ppb. Afla-V AQUA utilizes a water-based, dilution-free extraction procedure that develops in just five minutes. Results are displayed on the digital screen and may also be printed or transferred to Excel for storage and used as a vital quality assurance tool.
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring chemical byproducts of mold species,
which are natural inhabitants of crop soils. Severe rain and drought can
encourage aflatoxin production, and once released, aflatoxin and other
mycotoxins are difficult to manage and nearly impossible to destroy.
Aflatoxin B1 is classified as a Group I carcinogen and is highly toxic
even at very low concentrations. The USDA,
About VICAM, A Waters Business (www.vicam.com)
VICAM is a world-leading provider of mycotoxin testing solutions. Since 1985, VICAM has been dedicated to developing USDA- and AOAC-approved rapid tests for mycotoxins. VICAM’s mycotoxin test kits offer a choice of rapid qualitative screening and quantitative test methods for a wide variety of mycotoxins. Around the world, VICAM products are used with confidence by customers who trust our commitment to extending the value of those products with unmatched service and support. We guarantee satisfaction with expert technical assistance and top-of-the-line customer care through a global scientific and distribution network that develops, markets, sells, and services our products in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.vicam.com or call +1.508.482.4935.
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