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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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GLP Certificate for VelaLabs

July 2020:   VelaLabs again achieved the next major success regarding quality systems for its facility in Vienna. The Austrian  AGES/BASG granted VelaLabs a GLP certificate. With this certificate, as well as further certificates on GMP, ISO17020 and ISO17025, VelaLabs has now a very unique combination of quality systems for our different business units. We can
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Fc Receptor Testing – A VelaLabs “Let’s Talk About” for Download

July 2020: VelaLabs again offers you a free download entitled “Fc Receptor Testing – a Useful Tool for Assessment of Monoclonal Antibodies“. It gives a short overview about types of Fc receptors and  their physiological role as well as strategies for the assessment of antibody-FcR interactions. Further information can be found by following link: Fc
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Provisional GMP Authorization for Sterility and Microbiological Services at VelaLabs

June 2020: With  the beginning of June, VelaLabs achieved a major milestone for implementing sterility and microbiological services at its facility. The Austrian  AGES/BASG authorized VelaLabs for provisionally running these services. Link: GMP Certificate As depicted in the photo, the reconstruction rapidly progressed and major equipment is already on site. Stay tuned for further upcoming
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Markus Roucka as new contact for Tentamus Analytics GmbH

June 2020: Dr. Markus Fido has left Tentamus Analytics GmbH and has found new challenges. With the end of May the former Director of Business Development Pharma, Dr. Markus Fido has left the Tentamus Group. To ensure a smooth takeover of all projects, Dr. Fido’s former colleague MARKUS ROUCKA has taken over Tentamus’ business development
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ELISA vs. Biacore – A VelaLabs “Let’s Talk About” for Download

June 2020: VelaLabs offers you a free download for a method comparison of pros and cons from ELISA versus surface plasmon resonance (SPR) methods with Biacore. ELISA and Biacore assays are based on the same analytical principles and have an orthogonal view on binding interactions. Conversion may only require the transfer of antibodies and buffer conditions
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PD testing of clinical COVID-19 Study at VelaLabs

May 04, 2020: At the beginning of April, the Austrian company APEIRON Biologics AG announced that it has initiated a Phase II clinical trial of APN01 in Austria, Germany and Denmark to treat COVID-19. APN01 is the recombinant form of the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (rhACE2), which has the potential to block the infection of
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Progress for Microbiology Lab & Clean Room at VelaLabs

April 2020: In spite of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic the reconstruction of the laboratory space for microbiology and sterility progresses is in plan at VelaLabs. As to date, the floor was torn out and ventilation systems were already installed. The next step will be painting the walls, laying out of the floor and
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VelaLabs Business Continuity Plan for the COVID-19 Crisis

April 09, 2020: During the COVID-19 crisis VelaLabs has implemented measures to keep our business up and running services we offer for our valuable clients. Through our Business Continuity Plan (BCP), we have established important measures ensuring that we continue to provide best services to our clients while keeping our staff safe. Please find the
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Biosimilar: Analytics&Market – An Article from VelaLabs

April 2020: The deep experience of VelaLabs with biosimilars is now demonstrated by a review article in the journal “Medical Research Archives”. The review gives a short but comprehensive overview about selected biosimilars. Adalimumab, the best-selling pharmaceutical product world-wide, is analyzed in more detail including a competitive field and the portfolio of methods required for
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Soil Sampling and Testing for Lead Contamination

The real estate market is booming as many purchases and renovations are taking place. If you are planning to upgrade the look of your older building or dwelling, you may want to consider implementing a soil sampling and testing program as a part of your renovation budget. According to the EPA, if your home was
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Expansion of facilities at Southern Microbiological Services

Southern Microbiological Services (SMS Ltd.) has been offering UKAS accredited microbiological testing services since it was established in 1987. The laboratory is also RSA approved. Located in West Buckland, near Wellington, it is ideally situated to service the food and drinks industry in the South West of England and further afield. In January 2019 SMS
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New method: variety identification of apples

Apples are one of the most popular fruits and there is an immense choice. These varieties differ e.g. in appearance and taste – some varieties are red, yellow or green and taste sweet or sour. lifeprint GmbH has now developed a new method for identifying 55 of the most popular apple varieties.   Identification of
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PAHs and mineral oils in rapeseed oil

Rapeseed oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing rapeseed. A distinction is made here between refined and cold-pressed oils. Cold pressed oils are produced without heat treatment and refined oils are obtained on the basis of different processing steps. Rapeseed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is mainly used for frying and
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Delicious pre-Christmas season with red cabbage

Red cabbage or blue cabbage? Depending on the growing region, the pH-value of the soil and also the method of preparation, it is called differently, but it is always the same vegetable. Also, the colder and more uncomfortable the weather becomes, the more you want a hearty meal with red cabbage as a side dish.
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4 tips for handling food at home

In recent months, people people spent more time at home due to the corona pandemic.  Going to the canteen or out for lunch is often cancelled and everyone cooks more for themselves and their families. However, incorrect handling of food can lead to food infections.   What is a food infection?   Food infections are
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Frozen leaf spinach in test

Spinach has the image of being one of the healthiest vegetables out there. This might be due to a certain popular cartoon character or just simply hearing time and again how nutritious spinach is. However, not all spinach is all the same. A recent study of frozen leaf spinach showed that nearly half of the
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Are You Prepared for FSMA’s Future?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted in 2011, but to allow time for both food producers and US government agencies to get all aspects up-to-date the final compliance deadlines for the various rules were set for dates that span from 2015 through 2024. Under FSMA, the FDA is encouraging a more proactive and
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Formula for success for medical cannabis – reliable analysis combined with regulatory strategy and extensive services

Although medical cannabis is becoming increasingly established in the pharmaceutical sector in Germany, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers are still faced with new challenges from the various local regulatory authorities, depending on the location of the company’s place of business.   Individual German state authorities deviate, sometimes massively, from the general view that medical cannabis is
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