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VelaLabs in Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34

Spreading out wings – VelaLabs in Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34   VelaLabs is one of 151 Biotechnology companies in Austria offering analytical laboratory services from medication development to market release. The company figures reflect the positive trend of the industry in terms of revenue, number of projects and employee growth. Already serving customers from all over
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VelaLabs supports biosimilar development with proliferation assay

Bevacizumab and its biosimilars – treating cancer

FACES OF CANCER Over 100 types of cancer – a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with potential of invading and spreading into other parts of the body – affect about 100 million people worldwide, with over 8 million deaths anually. The risk of cancer increases with age and is more likely in developed
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Old woman - brain - puzzle - alzheimer

Aducanumab – first new treatment approved for Alzheimer’s since 2003

Alzheimer disease: Alzheimer’s is responsible for 60% of the world’s estimated 50 million dementias. The heterogeneity of the disease makes Alzheimer’s diagnosis and counting the total number of affected people difficult. Every fifth patient has an atypical Alzheimer’s disease, which is often not recognized This progressive neurodegenerative disease starts with microscopic changes in the brain
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Video showing VelaLab's laboratory for ligand binding assays

VISIT the labs – discover Velalabs’ ligand binding services

August 2021: For the characterization of proteins, interaction analysis is essential. See which methods we apply in our laboratory to investigate binding interactions of molecules.  Resulting parameters include kinetics, affinity, specificity, concentration and content. Pharma and Biotech companies can rely on broad experience in providing tailormade applications to help understand binding interactions in detail. Take a look into the laboratories of VelaLabs!   Click HERE for further information on
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VelaLabs now offers Maldi-TOF analysis for pharma & biotech

VelaLabs extends its pharmaceutical bacteriology testing by MALDI-TOF

June 2021: 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
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VelaLabs became member of BIOTECH Austria industry association

VelaLabs now member of the new industry association BIOTECH AUSTRIA

May 2021: 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
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VelaLabs offers testing on legionella in water

Testing water quality is essential after 6 months lockdown

April 2021: 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
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VelaLabs video showing its cell based assays laboratories

World laboratory day – visit VelaLabs labs

23. April 2021: 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
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VelaLabs video showing the making of its clean room

Making of VelaLab`s new Cleanroom

April 2021: 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
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frozen peas residues

Frozen peas: Free from pesticides and lead

Frozen peas make our lives easier because they are healthy and very quick to prepare. Whether in a soup, as a side dish or in a casserole – nothing can go wrong with frozen peas. But in addition to the simple preparation and quick availability, the taste and especially the harmlessness in terms of contaminants
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Legionella Testing in Water

Protect your community and business against Legionaires’ disease outbreaks by monitoring water regularly for Legionella. Columbia Laboratories now offers TNI accredited Legionella testing in water. Columbia Laboratories offers a suite of water and environmental testing, and Legionella testing is key to continuing to protect communities. Should I test for Legionella? Any water system, with the
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Columbia Laboratories is CDPHE Certified!

After nearly a year of rigorous validations, on site audits and method review, Columbia Laboratories joined the short list of qualified testing laboratories. “Our Colorado clients have been very patient as we ensured proficiency and compliance while completing this accreditation process,” said Kelly O’Connor, sales director for Columbia Labs. “We made sure we have all
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One in four pre-cut fruit salads has defects

Food business operators are responsible for the safety of their products. This includes complying with hygiene requirements during food production, processing, storage and distribution. The company has to ensure that the facilities and materials are clean, the fruit is washed before cutting, the cooling temperature is maintained and the employees are trained regularly. If these
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The New FCC Honey Identity Standard

Some experts claim that honey is the third most adulterated food in the world. As the conversation around honey authenticity becomes more prevalent, as well as legal action against those who allegedly participate in counterfeit operations, a standardized guide for honey is becoming increasingly important.   As of December 1, 2021, the new Honey Identity Standard
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Cannabis Shelf/ Stability Studies

  Ensure shelf stability and longevity of your products with a shelf-life study at Columbia Labs! Shelf-life studies have been a staple of food safety in America for decades and are rising as a regulatory requirement across several emerging industries, especially cannabis and hemp-infused products needing to qualify for import, export and consumption. Columbia has
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Kratom Alkaloid Profile Expanded, Validated safety testing

Columbia Laboratories offers reliable, comprehensive contaminant and quality Kratom testing with an 8-business day turnaround time. Kratom Potency Testing Kratom quality, or “potency,” is measured by quantitation of distinct alkaloids. Kratom “potency” testing can be performed on a variety of matrices, from leaf material and extracts to tinctures and gummies. As of 2021, Columbia Labs
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Beta Glucans Testing is now available

Columbia Laboratories now offers quantitative testing for yeast and mushrooms! As the premier consumer safety laboratory in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, Columbia Labs brings rock solid scientific fundamentals to the functional mushroom industry. “We are excited to offer this for our diverse clients who are pushing market doors open with innovative
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Systems and procedure packs

How to pack medical packages Both the MDD 92/43/EEC and the MDR 2017/745 allow packages of different products that are combined in a meaningful context for a specific intended use to be placed on the market. According to the MDD, these must be CE-marked products. The MDR also allows non-CE marked devices if their presence
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