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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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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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Medinical product or medical device? – Webinar

 March 30, 2021, 3 pm cet     In which category does my product belong? This is often a non-trivial question.   In theory, medicinal products and medical devices can be very appropriately distinguished in terms of their modes of action and thus their medical purposes: while medicinal products exert their effect in a pharmacological,
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Tentamus España - New Website

Tentamus launches its Spanish Website

The Tentamus Group is happy to announce the launch of the Tentamus website in Spanish featuring all analytical services and industries covered by Tentamus Group: Food & Feed, Agriculture & Environment, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices, Cosmetics as well as Agrosciences Services. The new website is aligned with the corporate identity of Tentamus Group and is
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Risk evaluation of nitrosamines in pharmaceuticals

As of October 2020, EMA and the national competent authorities are asking marketing authorisation holders for metformin-containing medicines to test their medicines before releasing them onto the market. The risk evaluation for chemical medicines should be completed at the latest by 31 March 2021 and 1 July 2021 for biological medicines. If a risk is
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Ethylene oxide residues still found in sesame seeds

Sesame seeds and sesame products have been recalled from the market many times in the recent past due to ethylene oxide residues. In a recent test, sesame seeds and foods containing sesame were tested and elevated levels of ethylene oxide were still detected in four of 44 products. Ethylene oxide is a pesticide used to
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Possible faults in vegan minced meat

Worldwide, more and more people live vegan, i.e. they avoid all animal products for various reasons. Therefore, the market for vegan meat alternatives such as vegan minced meat is booming, so that a bolognese or a chili can also be prepared vegan.   Mineral oil components do not taste vegan as well   In a
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How to Collect Samples for Pesticide Residue Testing

Now, before you even get to collecting itself, you will need to prepare adequately for it. Here are some of the things that you should consider. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Since there is a very high chance of personal contamination, you will need to protect yourself by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, and
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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L.A.B. achieves ENAC accreditation in juices, nuts, and oilseeds

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico continues its commitment to quality and continuous improvement of all analytical services provided. In consequence, L.A.B. has extended the accreditation for multi-residue analysis methods for pesticides in juices, nuts, and oilseeds (Exp. No. 493/LE1019) with a flexible scope in matrices and pesticides. This scope complements in an excellent way the
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New test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in air

Madrid, Spain. Today, Laboratorio Contol provides a new analysis (PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 in air samples to all its customers. This service is a powerful tool for the early detection of possible outbreaks of COVID-19 in the population. The laboratory started its research when the WHO (World Health Organization) updated the latest findings on infectious
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Increasing controls in the online food trade

The demand for food in the online trade increases annually and since Corona even by a multiple. From June 2021, monitoring in online trading is also to be strengthened with the reform of the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).   More obligations for online platforms   Platforms which sell food from different suppliers online
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