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Analysis of Phosphine in food and feed via Headspace-GC-PFPD

Tentamus Agriparadigma, Laboratory based in Ravenna (Italy), has been active for over 30 years in the analysis of pesticide residues in food and feed. In April 2020 the laboratory started a full revision of its method for the analysis of phosphine (phosphane and phosphide salts) in food and feed through the use of the most
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Tentamus Agriparadigma – Company Prolife

Two minutes would definitely not be enough to fully tell the story and show the experience and professionalism of an analysis laboratory that has been operating in the food safety sector since 1987. However, with this short video we have tried to tell you where we got to today: we have three sites located in
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The new release of T – Magazine is available on line

Tentamus Group in Italy is carrying forward its editorial project, that aims to share know how, identify common points of interest and discussion related to technical, analytical, research and development matters. This commitment is considered crucial in a market in continuous change and that increasingly demands challenging requirements. The new edition covers several topics, including
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SARS-CoV2 detection on surface testing

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 o 2019-nCoV) is proved to be persistent for even more than nine days on inanimate surfaces such as metal, glass and plastic, but it can be effectively inactivated through appropriate sanitisation (Kampf G. et al. Persistent of coronaviruses on inanimates surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents. Review. Journal of Hospital Infection.
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Tentamus Agriparadigma double service for dioxin analysis

Tentamus Agriparadigma is proud to announce the completion of an important enhancement program related to the “Dioxin Project”. Thanks to its new equipment, Tentamus Agriparadigma has doubled dioxin testing capacity from 100 to more than 200 samples processed per month. The laboratory of Tentamus Agriparadigma, which is based in Ravenna (Italy), has more than ten
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Lactose analysis in the control of delactosed and lactose-free products

Lactose is a complex sugar (i.e. disaccharide) composed of two simple sugars (otherwise called monosaccharides): glucose and galactose. Lactose is naturally present only in milk and its derivatives. In milk, lactose is the main sugar (about 98% of the sugar composition) and it is not only present in cow’s milk, but also in milk from
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It’s online the 2nd release of T-Magazine

Our editorial project is running with the objective to share Know-How and find common points and topics to discuss regarding technical, analytical and R&D. In this New release we will go through topics such as the Lactose analysis in the control of delactosed and lactose-free products, we will talk about histological techniques applied to meat-based products
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VelaLabs announces GLP extension

VelaLabs has successfully been granted the extension of its GLP certification.   Klaus Hajszan, Head of Quality and Test Site Manager, about this important step: “We have been GLP certified in 2020 for the first time and since then have continuously improved and strengthened our testing processes to ensure safety and quality”. The team responsible
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non renewal of indoxacarb

EU bans Indoxacarb, used as pesticide

New EU regulations affect the approval of Active Substances by Member States. On November 26, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2081 was published, adopting the decision to NON renewal of approval of active substance Indoxacarb. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products
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EU bans Phosmet, active ingredient used as insecticide

On January 24th, Regulation 94/2022 was published, whereby a decision was taken concerning the NON-RENEWAL of the approval of the active substance Phosmet. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products containing the active substance Fosmet by 1 May 2022 at
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How to set up assays for HER2 expressing cancer cells

HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab One of the major & established therapies targeting breast cancer is the HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab. It has improved the five-year disease free survival of stage 1–3 HER2-positive breast cancers to about 87%. The patent protection of the originator product  Herceptin ® has expired in the EU in 2014 and the
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Turbidity and Colour measurment

Beyond visual inspection – new Turbidity and Colorimetry devices at VelaLabs

As a well known & trusted lab analysis partner for drug development to Pharma and Biotech companies VelaLabs continuously invests in state-of-the-art technology. A new turbidimeter TL 2360 and a new colorimeter Lico 690 have been installed. According to pharmacopoeia Monographs Ph. Eur. Chapter 2.2.1 and USP <855 measurements of clarity and degree of opalescence
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flaxseeds bilacon

Flaxseed – Just one very good product determined in a test

People who want to eat consciously and healthily often choose to use flaxseeds. These have a high content of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. However, what is not part of a balanced and healthy diet are harmful substances. But these were found in some products in a recent test.   MOSH and MOAH were
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L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

As of February 15, L.A.B. | Bioclinical Analytical Laboratory includes UK Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in all its result reports, for its analytical services focused on the detection of pesticide residues in food and feed.   On 31 December 2020 Britain left the EU legal framework for pesticide residues in food and feed of plant
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Cascara – approval as a novel food

The European Union has approved Cascara as a novel food (traditional from third countries). Dried pulp of coffee cherry (cascara) and its infusion can be placed on the market in the EU from 4th February 2022. The authorization, specifications as well as conditions of use are set in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/47 of 13th
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From management buyout to international player

As an analytical partner for biotech and pharma companies, VelaLabs delivers expertise and laboratory analysis services throughout the whole drug development process.   Development VelaLabs  was founded as “Vela pharmazeutische Entwicklung und Laboranalytik GmbH” as a management buy out end of 2006 and took over analytic and infrastructure of the former Novartis spin off Ingeneon.
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New timelines for IVD in Europe

Immediately effective prolongation of timelines for implementation of Regulation (EU)2017/746   The pandemic has a tight grip on the world. The healthcare authorities and institutions further suffer from the additional workload. The planned implementation of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 regarding in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) comes to the worst possible point of time. With the
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