Afla-V AQUA and Fumo-V AQUA combine eco-friendly extraction into one simple step
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VICAM Now Offers a Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins and Fumonisins in Corn and Grain (Photo: Business Wire)
Traditional testing methods often require individual extraction procedures for each toxin, some requiring the use of costly chemicals such as methanol, a chemical solvent which requires special storage and handling. In addition, specialized shipping often adds to the expense and complexity of on-site mycotoxin detection. In contrast, the Afla-V® AQUA™ and Fumo–V® AQUA™ tests can be run on the same sample extract, reducing time, effort and consumables cost.
“Afla-V® AQUA™ and Fumo-V® AQUA™ are designed to
make mycotoxin monitoring more accessible by enabling early detection
and quantitation while also eliminating the dependence on chemicals that
may be difficult to obtain, store and use in a safe manner,” said
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,
Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by the fungus Fusarium moniliforme. F. moniliforme is a frequent, almost universal, inhabitant of corn. Fumonisin B1, B2 and B3 are present in most corn samples tested, often totaling greater than 1 ppm. Fumonisin is thought to cause equine leukoencephalomalacia in horses, swine pulmonary edema, and human esophageal cancer.
About VICAM, A Waters Business (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.
Chris Orlando, 508-482-2623
Public Relations Manager