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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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SARS-CoV-2: Update of VelaLabs Response

Dear Customers, As of March 23, 2020, we are pleased to inform you that VelaLabs is still fully committed in supporting you and your valuable projects. The partial curfew in Austria, which was prolonged to April, 13 does currently not affect VelaLabs. To address the highly disruptive COVID-19 pandemic, we developed business continuity plans protecting
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Rice: Staple food may not always be safe

Rice is a staple food in many regions of the world and it is available in many different varieties. Whether whole grain, round grain or long grain rice, all varieties have one thing in common: the way they are grown. Rice is mainly grown in fields that are completely under water. As a result, the
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Labofine

New capacity increase to conduct stability studies at Labofine

Critical for Quality, Therapeutic Activity and Safety   Labofine – a Tentamus company has announced today that it has added state-of-the-art, fully mapped walk-in stability chambers in its new Montreal area location, situated at 5600 Trans-Canada Hwy, Quebec, Canada. “This is welcome news for our local and international clients”, said Dr. M. Mancini, Labofine’s Director
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Flour – A staple food in the test

Flour has been one of the most important staple foods since the Stone Age. At that time it was mainly used to make a bread-like flat cake, today flour is mainly used to bake bread and cakes, for making pasta or Christmas cookies. Flour is the main ingredient of many food products. Wheat, spelt or
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Performance of 1st and 2nd party audits by Quant Qualitätssicherung

Who hasn’t experienced this? You, as a manufacturer or retailer are looking to select a supplier who could be also located in another country or continent and is GFSI certified. But can you really trust them? To ensure this, many companies carry out additional audits at the suppliers site to verify this.   Quant Qualitätssicherung
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Uncovered: Manipulations of Olive Oil & Vanilla

The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) announced that manipulations of olive oil and vanilla have been detected within the project OPSON IX.   Olive oil   Olive oil is one of the most frequently adulterated foods. According to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, three grades of olive oil are permitted in the
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KEYBIO rejoint le Réseau Tentamus

Marseille, le 31 août 2020   Tentamus se réjouit d’accueillir KEYBIO au sein de son groupe   Christine Lens, présidente de KEYBIO, est très enchantée: “notre souhait était de trouver un partenaire stratégique et international avec le même esprit entrepreneurial que le nôtre. Tentamus répond parfaitement à cette attente. Nous allons pouvoir désormais accélérer notre
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KEYBIO joins the Tentamus Network!

Marseille, 31.08.2020   Tentamus is excited to welcome KEYBIO   Christine Lens, CEO of KEYBIO is excited: “it was our goal to find a strategic and international partner who follows a similar entrepreneurial spirit as we do. With Tentamus we found exactly that, which enables us to grow even faster now and support our customers’
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Shandy - Labelling - Analysis

Labelling, sensory analysis & quality of mixed beer beverages

Beer is one of the Germans’ favourite drinks and in 2019 the consumption per person was 99.7 litres. In a test 50 different types of shandys were tested and evaluated. A shandy is a mixed beer drink made of 50% beer and 50% lemonade, although the exact mixing ratio is not defined by law.  
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Tentacontrol is an approved inspection body of Initiative Tierwohl

The animal welfare initiative „Initiative Tierwohl“ supported by the Company for the Promotion of Animal Welfare in Livestock Production Ltd, is already planning the 3rd programme phase for 2021 to 2023. As part of the animal welfare initiative “Initiative Tierwohl” companies and associations from agriculture, the meat sector and grocery retail have together made it
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Analysis Cat Food

How well are cats supplied with complete food?

In German households there are about 14.7 million cats that want to be well cared for. But how healthy and nutritious are complete wet feeds on the market?   Without harmful substances   In a test 30 varieties of complete feed for cats were examined. In none of them harmful substances such as arsenic, lead,
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