Our services for biomolecular analysis
We use state-of-the-art methods to analyse the following and other parameters in our biomolecular laboratory:
Immunological methods and enzyme assays (ELISA) are used to analyse certain proteins in a sample. In most cases this will reliably detect and quantify allergens present in food. But some samples require analysis of genetic material (DNA) with downstream, highly-specific methods such as polymerase chain reactions (PCR). This enables correct declaration of foodstuffs.
Endocrine disruptors are an increasingly problematic issue from an environmental perspective. In many cases there has been insufficient analysis of their effects on the human organism. All (total) endocrine disruptor compounds can be detected in a sample using biotests.
A quick and proven biotest is used to analyse substances with harmful effects on genetic material (DNA). The genotoxicity of the metabolites and the substances themselves is recorded. This enables assessment of the sample’s genotoxic potential.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO)
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to detect genetically modified organisms in a sample. The method reliably identifies and in some cases quantifies artificially introduced sequences in organisms. This enables the declaration of GMO absence and the evaluation of marketability, or otherwise the labelling requirements.
Authentication testing according to the declaration of meat products or convenience products is an ongoing task within quality assurance. Sensitive, biomolecular procedures can be applied to identify the species and to detect even the most minute addition of (undeclared) animal constituents.
Quick analysis of pathogenic bacteria
Biomolecular methods deliver fast results and are suitable for trace analysis. This is why we use them for quick analysis of pathogenic microorganisms in particular. You will receive the results inside of 24 hours following sample delivery, including a determination of:
- Listeria monocytogenes