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VelaLabs now member of the new industry association BIOTECH AUSTRIA

Biotech Austria – the first specific branch association At the 10th of December Biotech Austria was founded as the first association for the biotechnology industry in Austria. The association was founded on an initiative by board members of APEIRON Biologics AG, Haplogen Bioscience GmbH, Hookipa Pharma GmbH and Lexogen GmbH. Targets of Biotech Austria The
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Testing water quality is essential after 6 months lockdown

Due to the Corona measures hotels and accommodation establishments were closed over the last 6 months, in some areas even longer. Rooms, gyms, spas were not used and therefore water outlets were not rinsed regularly. Water tests are essential in safety concepts As a result, both in hot and cold water, germ reproduction occurs, especially
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World laboratory day – visit VelaLabs labs

We want to thank all our laboratory staff today! Thank you for working hard and committed supporting the long process of medication and vaccine development for better health treatment.  Take a look into the laboratories of VelaLabs where research is supported tirelessly. Click HERE for further information on our lab services. Contact us – we
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Making of VelaLabs new Cleanroom

VelaLabs integrated the laboratory LABH in 2020. The laboratory space for microbiology and sterility was reconstructed with Cleanroom Technology Austria. With this brand new facilities and equipment VelaLabs is able to offer a wide range of microbiological services at the highest standards. Watch and see the reconstruction in our video. You want to know more
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Total Organic Carbon analysis

VelaLabs offers Total Organic Carbon analysis (TOC)

March 2021: VelaLabs offers Total organic carbon analysis The concentration of organic carbon (TOC) in samples is an important parameter for example in the analysis of pharmaceutical waters. Key Facts – TOC Measurements: Rapid sample processing timely results accurate analysis results in mg/l validated in accordance with EP 2.2.44. Device: TOC-LCPH / CPN of the
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Endotoxin testing by using recombinant Factor C (rFC)

March 2021: As an alternative method for the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) VelaLabs now offers endotoxin tests with recombinant Factor C-Test (rFC) – a fluorescence-based assay in a 96 well plate format. Pharmaceutical products and sales are growing and the demand of endotoxin testing increased. In the context of saving the horseshoe crap population VelaLabs has
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GMP Storage at VelaLabs with 24/7 Call on Duty

January 2021: VelaLabs offers safe and convenient long-term storage of any type of your samples under GMP conditions including also MCBs/ WCBs. The storage of any type of samples such as master cell banks (MCB), working cell banks (WCB), antibodies or small molecules is kept at the highest GMP standard. Furthermore, our on-site storage facility
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HPLC System

VelaLabs Operates State-of-the-art HPLC Systems

January 2021:  VelaLabs state-of-the-art high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems from Agilent and Thermo allow a multitude of different separation techniques. HPLC is an automated high throughput analysis for critical quality attributes of pharmaceuticals. With our optimized analytical HPLC separation techniques such as RPC, IEX, SEC, HILIC, mixed mode, and affinity we offer reproducible detection
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VelaLabs takes holidays off -seasonal greetings!

December 2020: VelaLabs takes holidays off This year was for sure an outstanding year and a challenge for all of us, but we are happy that we could manage the tasks with our outstanding team. Therefore, we give our employees the possibility to spend time with their families during Christmas holidays and will therefore close
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VelaLabs in the Cover Story of Chemiereport.at

October 2020: In spite of lock-downs caused by the coronavirus pandemic the reconstruction of the laboratory space for microbiology and sterility could be executed within the planned timelines. The integration and merger of the former LABH – Labor für Betriebsmittelhygiene GmbH into the VelaLabs GmbH went also very excellent. Moreover, the process is reported in
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Minerva scientific expands its honey adulteration testing capabilities

(Derby, UK) Honey has been reported as one of the top 10 most adulterated food commodities. It is a diverse natural product sourced globally and traded internationally and, as a high-value commodity, it may be targeted by fraudsters who extend the product for commercial gains using cheaper sugar syrups.   Minerva Scientific, the UKs leading
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Is there a health risk from pesticide residues on cut flowers?

To prevent cut flowers from being eaten by pests while they are still growing in the fields or greenhouses, they are often treated with pesticides to protect them. The use of pesticides is permitted. But what does this mean for consumers who have such flowers at home?   New evaluations from the BfR have been
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Techni’Sens joins the Tentamus Network!

La Rochelle, 03.05.2021 (Please find here the french version)   Tentamus is thrilled to welcome Techni’Sens as its newest member of the global network of laboratories.   Jérémy Picherit, CEO of Techni’Sens is excited: “it was our goal to find a strategic and international partner who follows a similar entrepreneurial spirit as we do. With
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How do Salmonella get into food supplements?

Food supplements based on plants can be contaminated with salmonella. Recently, food supplements were recalled from the market because of a possible contamination with salmonella and that poses a health risk to the consumer.   What are the symptoms?   A salmonella infection often leads to the following symptoms: diarrhoea, abdominal pain, headache, vomiting, malaise
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Coconut blossom sugar – a new sweetener

Coconut blossom sugar is obtained from nectar of the coconut palm and has become increasingly popular in recent years. This leads to increased demand and quality control. The popularity of coconut blossom sugar can be traced back to its lower glycemic index compared to conventional household sugar. The glycemic index indicates how quickly the blood
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Basics: Food Allergens in the US

Update: Joe Biden signed a law on April 23, 2021 that makes sesame the ninth major food allergen Each year, millions of people around the world have allergic reactions, caused by wrong labelled food. As a result, food labels help allergic consumers identifying these foods and ingredients.   Most common food allergens   The following foods
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Incorrect allergen labelling can be life-threatening

Certain foods are triggers for allergies or intolerances. According to Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, there are 14 triggers for allergies or intolerances in the EU. These include: gluten crustaceans eggs fish peanuts soy milk nuts celery mustard sesame seeds sulfur dioxide and sulphites lupins molluscs Consumption of or contact with these can cause symptoms such
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Testing red lentils: pesticide and mineral oil residues found

Especially for health-conscious, vegetarian, or vegan consumers, red lentils are used increasingly during cooking. They are rich in trace elements, dietary fiber, and vegetable protein and thus a good source of nutrients. As a result of the growing demand, the supply of lentil products has also increased in recent years.   Red lentils under the
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L.A.B. introduces in its multi-residue analysis the active ingredient Karanjin

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico, fulfilling its commitment to its clients to improve its analytical services and in response to the recent requirement of the main supermarket chains and intermediaries, has introduced the active ingredient Karanjin in its multi-residue analysis.   Karanjin is a type of flavonoid obtained from the seeds of the karanja tree
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