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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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Ethylene oxide – toxic gases in sesame products

Ethylene oxide is a gas that is used in many countries for the disinfection of heat-sensitive foodstuffs. As it has a toxic effect and, in high doses, can cause seizures and even coma, it has not been authorised for use in the food industry in Europe since 1981.   Product recalls due to too high
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Tentamus QTS Analytical Sponsors Local Football Team

Tentamus QTS Analytical is proud to announce they have sponsored FC Canterbury Toon As a company, QTS believes in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and an inclusive environment. It is no secret that active involvement in a team sport provides a multitude of health benefits, both physical and mental – which is one of
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Aflatoxin in Dog Food. Being Proactive is Best

In recent news with the major recalls of many pet food brands due to concerns of potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin, it is important that pet food manufacturers stay ahead of the curve and implement a robust aflatoxin testing program. According to the FDA, no illnesses have been reported yet but aflatoxin is a major
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Mould Toxins & Nickel in Oat Flakes

Oat flakes are often an essential part of breakfast, whether in porridge, muesli or yogurt, oat flakes are versatile and healthy. Oat flakes contain vitamin B1 and B6 as well as protein and are therefore ideal for starting the day. It is therefore all the more important to carry out regular checks to ensure the
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Labocor Analítica joins Tentamus Group

The Tentamus Group is excited to announce that Labocor Analítica, a laboratory specialising in animal feed, is now part of the international network of laboratories. Based in Madrid, Labocor Analítica has more than 25 years of experience in which it has consolidated its position as a reference laboratory in the analysis of products related to
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Nutri-Score: From November on in Germany

On October 9, 2020, the German Bundesrat decided to voluntarily introduce the NUTRI-SCORE food traffic light. The 5-segment traffic light system is intended to simplify food labelling for consumers and help them to eat healthier. From November 2020, food manufacturers will thus be able to label their food with the Nutri-Score on the front of
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Fake honey and what you can do about it

Honey adulteration is a major issue and the fight against fake honey will be a long and arduous one, but let’s start at the beginning.   How is commercial honey produced? Honey bees and a few other related insects are responsible for making the sweet, viscous food substance that is mostly produced by secretions, regurgitation,
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Tomato juice – a pleasure not only above the clouds

Many people find tomato juice tastes better up in the air. This is due to the low air pressure high above the clouds. However, even if you don’t fly, tomato juice doesn’t only taste good as Bloody Mary. In order to ensure a carefree enjoyment of tomato juice, 20 different juices made from tomato concentrate
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Screening for pathogenic microorganisms in food

The Tentamus Agriparadigma Laboratory in Syracuse is further developing rapid screening methods for the search of pathogens such as Salmonella spp., Listeria spp. and monocytogenes. According to the 2017 annual RASFF report (Rapid Alert System on Food and Feed), Salmonella is the most important pathogen in the list of European alerts on food and feed.
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Tortelloni – Italy vacation at home

A little piece of Italy at home: Fresh tortelloni have also been available on supermarket shelves as a ready-made product since the early 1980s. Just a few minutes in boiling water and the enjoyment is ready. In some regions of Italy, the stuffed dumpling has a long tradition. There, specialists produce the thin and stretchy
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