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Vicam introduces rapid mycotoxin testing platform

Vicam, part of Waters Corporation, launched Vertu, a digital lateral flow reader for fast, easy, mycotoxin quantitation.

The Vertu reader provides more accessible mycotoxin testing to food and agriculture producers worldwide who rely on early detection to protect humans and animals from potentially lethal effects of contamination.
"Regulatory levels set by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Union (EU) and other international regulatory bodies require that mycotoxin testing be performed at nearly every point of a product's handling and processing," said Marjorie Radlo, director of operations  for Vicam.
"The Vertu reader provides businesses dependent on rapid mycotoxin detection methods for their agricultural products confidence that their products are within regulated limits."
"The Vertu system for mycotoxin testing gives customers testing at the point of sampling exceptional value with fast, accurate numerical results using fewer solvents in less time. Simple enough to be used by field or laboratory staff, the system continues to provide accuracy and reliability," said Dr. Stephen Powers, Head of R&D for Vicam.
Vicam offers detection systems for single and multiple mycotoxin quantification both onsite and in-laboratory screening.
No special training or expertise is required to operate the Vertu lateral flow reader. Operators obtain results in part-per-billion (ppb) or part-per-million (ppm) in minutes, providing critical data for the management and control of mycotoxins.

Dick Ziggers

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