Molecular Solutions

Microbes could cause spoilage of food products leading to product recalls and economic losses. Also, food must be free of pathogenic microbes and complied with food regulations to ensure consumer safety. Our new molecular lab (DNA Microlab) is equipped with the latest technology to deliver fast and accurate results to cover your product’s needs. DNA Microlab provides genetic analysis solutions for Quality Control, Contaminant Detection and Microbiological Surveillance of finished products, air and surfaces using microbial identification via genetic analysis, the most accurate and reliable method of identification today.

MOLECULAR SOLUTIONS

We provide solutions for:

DNA Microlab, equipped with the latest technology, is your testing partner to examine and deliver product safety, regulatory compliance and results accuracy. Genetic testing can be offered in the forms below:

We provide you with the species name, information about ecology, taxonomy, growth conditions, possible pathogenicity and a brief description. Scientific guidance and solutions are being offered to further facilitate you in the investigation the microorganism’s source and proceed to root cause analysis of your microbiological problem.

Qualitative and Quantitative methods assess the GMO status of your food, feed and agricultural product in standard and fast turn around times. Support the claim “GMO-free” on your product’s label by performing GMO testing.

Worldwide pathogenic bacteria are of growing public health concern. We perform fast and accurate pathogen detection via Real Time PCR to ensure the product’s safety.

Groups of consumers are sensitive to specific food impurities for health and cultural reasons (Gluten free, Halal). Authenticity of the species origin in food and feed products is crucial for consumer safety. We provide suitable tests to monitor and verify the quality of these preparations by applying very sensitive molecular techniques to detect food adulteration.

Our Methodology

The technique includes DNA isolation, a specific DNA fragment which contain information about the microorganism’s species (bacteria/yeast/fungi) is amplified via PCR, bases are tagged with a second PCR and consequently analyzed in a Genetic Analyzer. Finally, the sequence is compared with gene databases.

The technique includes DNA isolation and detection of specific genetic elements indicating genetic modification via Real Time PCR. If detected, a quantification analysis follows to quantify the extend of genetic modification. As a third step, if requested, the genetic modification could be identified.

Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Salmonella and others after enrichment are detected in 24h via Real Time PCR.

Real Time PCR analysis for the sensitive detection of pork DNA (HALAL) and other animal species in food products is conducted in routine.

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