Romer Labs, a global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new water-based method will allow food, feed and grain producers to test for aflatoxins without using organic solvents, such as methanol, which are expensive, flammable and must be disposed as hazardous waste.

Additionally, the test kits have been significantly improved to simplify the ease-of-use and to speed up the workflow. With the new dissolvable and pre-weighed extraction buffer bags, no time-consuming or difficult buffer preparations steps are needed. No filtration or centrifugation step is needed due to innovative extraction equipment that is included in each test kit, making the use of additional extract clarification obsolete.

With a quantitation range of 0 to 100 ppb, a limit of detection of 3 ppb and a total time-to-results of eight minutes including extraction, sample preparation and strip test development, this product meets the industry needs for a simple, sensitive and easy-to-use test kit.

“With our new test kit line, we fulfill the needs of our customers for an environment-friendly, water-based testing method. At the same time, we have further simplified the extraction and sample preparation with work-flow innovations, offering customers a testing solution that is accurate, easy-to-use and delivers results fast,” states Michael Prinster, CEO of Romer Labs America.

Over the next months, the new test kit line will be further expanded to cover regulated mycotoxins. PD


—From Romer Labs news release