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Romer Labs® and ifp Launch New AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. Allergen ELISA Test Kits

Date Posted: July 25, 2013

Tulln, Austria—Romer Labs® and ifp Institut für Produktqualität announced July 25 the launch of their new AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. Allergen ELISA Test Kits with the fastest time-to-result currently available on the market for the detection of allergens in food, rinse waters and environmental swabs.

The newly developed, state-of-the-art capsule technology developed by ifp cuts down extraction to a minimum of only 1 minute.

Furthermore, the same extract can be used for testing different allergens with the AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. line.

“With the development of the new and unique extraction capsule technology, we have achieved a major breakthrough in food allergen detection.

"It not only cuts down the extraction time to an unprecedented minimum, it also increases lab productivity, as the same extract can be used for different allergens”, comments Elisabeth Halbmayr-Jech, Product Manager at Romer Labs®.

The AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. supports food producers and processors in meeting the increasing number of restrictive government regulations, offering significant advantages at the same time: costs are saved as products can be released faster, easier handling reduces sources of errors and a shelf life of 12 months improves order planning.

“Intensive validation studies have shown very low detection limits of allergens for a variety of commodities.

"The new AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. will enable customers to save time and avoid costly recalls with accurate and reliable results”, state Dr. Wolfgang Weber, General Manager, and Dr. Martin Röder, Head of Allergen Testing at ifp.

With the collaboration agreement for the AgraQuant® F.A.S.T line, ifp and Romer Labs® have further enhanced their ongoing successful cooperation. The AgraQuant® F.A.S.T. is available for the detection of almond, casein, egg, hazelnut, macademia nut and peanut, the product portfolio will be continuously expanded with new test kits over the next months.

For more information, call +43 2272 615 33 10.

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