The Ochra-V AQUA eliminates the use of organic solvents while also significantly reducing testing time
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Traditional laboratory-based methods of ochratoxin A monitoring can take a substantial amount of time and resources to complete. The Ochra-V AQUA enables on-site monitoring that provides precise quantitative results minutes after sample extraction. This allows producers and processors the ability to quickly select safe, high quality raw materials for milling (wheat) and roasting (coffee).
“VICAM is committed to developing products that deliver significant
efficiencies to our customers while also being eco-friendly,” said
The Ochra-V AQUA is the latest in a series of solvent-free testing solutions from VICAM that can be used with the Vertu® lateral flow strip test reader. The Afla-V® AQUA™ (aflatoxins), Fumo-V® AQUA™ (fumonisin) and DON-V® (vomitoxin) are also available.
Ochratoxin is a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus ochraceous and also by several species of Penicillium fungi. Ochratoxin has been known to cause kidney damage and decreased egg production in chickens. It is an immunosuppressant and is considered a potential carcinogen.
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.
Chris Orlando, 508-482-2623
Public Relations Manager