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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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New ‘Biacore T200’ for VelaLabs

March 2020: VelaLabs is enlarging its capabilities for SPR analytics. In the last months, VelaLabs received increasing requests of customers with respect to our SPR portfolio: • Affinity and kinetics • Fc gamma receptors • Immunogenicity In order to address this demand, VelaLabs has now augmented its capacity with an additional qualified Biacore T200 for
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Tentamus Group founds Pharma-Consulting Company

TentaConsult Pharma & Med   Münster, 06.07.2020 The Tentamus Group is expanding its business portfolio by launching a new company which will focus on consulting for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The new company TentaConsult Pharma & Med GmbH will have its headquarters in Münster, Germany, and will start its business as of today. Ralf Sibbing,
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Ethoxyquin in Salmon

Antibiotics & Contaminant Ethoxyquin In Farmed Salmon

Samples from farmed salmon show increased levels of the contaminant ethoxyquin. The formerly used plant protection product is still allowed as a preservative in animal feed, but there are fixed maximum limits for ethoxyquin in food. In so-called aquacultures, fish such as salmon are bred to reduce overfishing of wild stocks. Ethoxyquin is often added
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Call for increased self-monitoring of spices

In recent years, the legal maximum levels for heavy metals, mycotoxins and pesticides in spices have frequently been exceeded. Therefore the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is calling on importers and manufacturers to carry out more checks themselves.   How do heavy metals, mycotoxins or pesticides get into spices?   Mycotoxins
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Analysis of cannabis extracts according to DAB monograph

Change of the analysis of cannabis extracts according to DAB monograph

On 1 June 2020, the long-awaited monograph “Cannabis exractum normatum” in the German Pharmacopoeia (DAB) came into force. This monograph provides the basis for a variety of THC and/or CBD cannabis extracts and allows the use of different carrier oils. The monograph “C-054 Adjusted, refined cannabis oil resin” in the German Drug Codex (DAC), which
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Testing the in-use stability of medicinal products

Testing the in-use stability of medicinal products

Your product is in good hands – we test for shelf-life after opening (in-use stability) The shelf life of a medicinal product is indicated by the expiry date. For tablets in blister, the shelf life corresponds to the expiry date indicated on the outer packaging. The situation is different for drugs in containers with the
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Mandatory maximum residue levels for chlorate and perchlorate

On 04.06.2020, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2020/749 amending Annex III of Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005. According to this regulation, new maximum residue levels for chlorate in food will apply starting from 28.06.2020 without transitional regulation. Chlorate is the salt of chloric acid. It is released as a by-product when disinfectants are used and
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Maximum Residue Limits for Chlorate

Introduction of Maximum Residue Limits for Chlorate in Food

Chlorate and perchlorate are salts of chloric acid which may be present in cleaning agents or disinfectants and therefore may enter food stuff during processing or production. In contrast to chlorate, perchlorate is also used in fertilizers, industrial chemicals and fireworks. As a result, plants can be exposed to higher levels of exposure due to
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QSI Analyses in the Tentamus - Online Shop

Analyses now also available in our Online Shop

QSI now offers a selection of the most popular analyses in the Tentamus Online Shop. Browse through our offers and order our analyses easily online. After a successful order, pack your food in a clean container and send it to us as a package including the order confirmation. We will carry out your analysis within
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Product recalls

Product recalls – how can they be prevented?

Food products may only be placed on the market if they are safe for consumption. If they are unsafe, it leads to product recalls. The most common reason for recalls are microbiological contaminations such as harmful bacteria, mould and germs occurring in the food. Furthermore, products are often recalled as a result of foreign particles
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New GMO accreditations for Laemmegroup

Moncalieri, Italy, June 24, 2020: Laemmegroup is proud to announce the completion of the accreditation process related to the detection of all authorized GMO in food and feed for soy, corn, rapeseed, sugar beet and in animal feed for cotton, that are listed in the latest updated European Register dated 02/08/2019. The entire accreditation process
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