microbial contamination testing, microbial species identification testing, environmental monitoring testing services, molecular testing pharmaceuticals

Molecular testing solutions deliver fast and accurate results according to product testing needs. DNA analysis is applied for Quality Control, Contaminant Detection and Microbiological Surveillance of finished products, air and surfaces. Products to be tested include Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals and Food. For industry accepted & custom Environmental, Food, Cosmetics & Pharma molecular testing  contact us – info@qacs.gr – 30 210 29 34745

Laboratory Molecular Solutions

The DNA identification method is globally recognized as the most reliable for the classification of microorganisms. At QACS, we assist you with Microorganism Identification, specifying the species level, via DNA technology. Microorganism Identification service is accredited and offered in rapid turnaround times (24h). BacteriaYeast and Molds are identified to the species name. In addition to the micro-organism species name, information about the ecology, classification, growth conditions and possible pathogenesis is provided. We test Colonies of microorganisms derived from Food, Drugs, Cosmetics or Εnvironmental Samples.

Along with above, a description of the microorganism is included to facilitate targeted corrective actions in the analysis report.  Express analysis is available, upon request.

Increasing legislative demands and regulatory bodies, challenge microbial free production procedures. Sometimes, the use of antibacterial, bacteriostatic or bactericidal preservatives are not enough. The quality system must ensure the absence of microbial contamination from production areas and subsequently from finished products. To do so, a constant monitoring system should be established and corrective actions should be taken for continuous improvement. We undertake the Environmental monitoring by swabs, air monitoring, microbiological analysis of raw material or water by our specialized personnel.

Microbes isolated from finished productsingredientswater samples and production areas are candidates for identification. Particularly if their numbers exceed alert or action limits. The name of the species of the microorganism could play a significant role in the investigation of its source and in the root cause analysis. We offer scientific guidance and solutions to further facilitate the microorganism’s investigation and proceed to root cause analysis of any microbial contamination.

Worldwide pathogenic bacteria are a growing public health concern and pose a great risk to industry reputation. Protect your brand from costly product recalls by proceeding to Pathogen Detection testing.

We perform rapid and accurate pathogen detection via Real Time PCR to ensure product safety. Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Salmonella, Listeria, Shigella and others after enrichment are detected in 24h.

GMO testing is crucial for producers who want to verify the Authenticity of their products, fulfill labeling requirements and comply with EU Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and EU Regulation (EC) No. 619/2011. Qualitative and Quantitative GMO analysis makes sure you reach testing & industry needs.  QACS examines genetic modification presence on seeds, flour, feed and food.

We offer a wide range of accredited genetic modifications tests for soyacorn, cotton and other plant species.

  • Genetic Isolation & Detection
  • Genetic Quantification
  • Common genetic modifications Detection
  • Accredited GMO testing for soya, cotton, corn

Animal Species detection (Real Time PCR), Real Time PCR analysis for the sensitive detection of Pork DNA (HALAL), meat DNA (vegan), Sheep, Goat, Bovine, Horse, Chicken, Turkey and other animal species in food is provided.

Botanical, fish or animal authenticity can be detected via DNA Barcoding. The product or raw material acquires a “seal of authenticity” to protect producers & distributors from counterfeiting and increases product value. The TAT is 10-15 working days.

Organisms profile (NGS analysis), in biological mixtures such as cosmetic herbal mixtures or food composed of many ingredients such as sausage, cheese or pie, Next Generation sequencing (NGS) is used to identify any organism that is contained at the species level qualitatively and quantitatively. TAT 30 working days.

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