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VelaLabs extends its pharmaceutical bacteriology testing by MALDI-TOF

With MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry  (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption lonization – Time of Flight)  VelaLabs extends its’ method portfolio for germ identification in the field of microbiology.   MALDI-TOF method The method combines matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) with time of flight (TOF) of released ions for mass spectrometry. The bacterial species is identified via the
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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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Salt – White gold in the kitchen

In the past, wars were fought for the white gold, but today you can buy it conveniently in any supermarket and use it to season your dishes. Because without salt, most people find their food tastes too bland. It is used in every way: from pasta sauce to breakfast eggs – salt is a must-have
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LAB-New-Method-to-detect-ethylene-oxide-in-food

L.A.B. tunes an analysis method for ethylene oxide in foodstuff

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico, fulfilling its commitment to its clients to improve analytical services, and as a result of the alerts and recalls of food products due to the presence of ethylene oxide, has developed and validated the method for its analysis.   Ethylene oxide is widely used to sterilize materials and instruments used
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Plant Based Meat Alternatives- Testing considerations

With the rise of plant-based meats in the market, the team at Columbia Labs has compiled key considerations for safety and quality testing: Plant-based ingredients have different levels and forms of macronutrients than their animal counterparts Carbohydrates in milk is lactose, in meat is glycogen and in pea its soy. These different components affect spoilage
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New and Improved: Potato Pesticide Profile

Columbia Labs has updated their pesticide profile for potatoes to include more analytes with lower LOQ’s. The profile now includes pesticides that are allowed for use on potatoes in the U.S. Columbia Labs updated list meets U.S. CFR tolerance levels as well as many export countries in the EU with the updated Limits of Quantitation.
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Coming this month: Metals speciation for Inorganic Arsenic

There are two different forms of arsenic: organic and inorganic. Inorganic arsenic is highly toxic and is therefore a public health concern; the organic form (commonly found in fish and seafood) is less harmful. The main source of exposure to inorganic arsenic is food; particularly grain-based processed products such as wheat bread, rice, milk, dairy products, and
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Benzene in Cosmetics – Where Is It Coming From?

The summer of 2021 has been clouded by negative press about Benzene residues in cosmetic products which have then been followed by product recalls.   What is Benzene? According to the American Cancer Society, although Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the United States, benzene is known to cause cancer and the
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Oxymatrine – since 1st July 2021 classified as pesticide in the EU

Since the beginning of 2019, the scope of the comprehensive pesticide screening by GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS (> 600 parameters) at QSI (outsourced within Tentamus Group to bilacon GmbH, lab codes 88500, 88550) also includes matrine and oxymatrine. Both substances are alkaloids that occur naturally in plants of the Sophora family. Sophora is a genus of about
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Health risk from PFAS in food

PFAS accumulate in the environment and can therefore be found in food and in our food chain. Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of substances with more than 4700 substances. They are carbon chains, i.e. organic compounds, and the hydrogen atoms are either perfluorinated or polyfluorinated. They are thus completely or partially
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New in-house method for peptides from allergic proteins

Allergens and alimentary intolerances are a worldwide food safety issue with an increasing prevalence and number of allergens identified. This is a troublesome task for both consumers and food manufacturers as they produce an adverse reaction. Food labelling must be clear and reliable to ensure consumer rights and safety recording to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.
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