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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
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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.  
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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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VelaLabs offers Total Organic Carbon testing for Pharma & Biotech

VelaLabs offers Total Organic Carbon analysis (TOC)

March 2021: VelaLabs offers Total organic carbon analysis The concentration of organic carbon (TOC) in samples is an important parameter for example in the analysis of pharmaceutical waters. Key Facts – TOC Measurements: Rapid sample processing timely results accurate analysis results in mg/l validated in accordance with EP 2.2.44. Device: TOC-LCPH / CPN of the
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VelaLabs now offers Endotoxin testing by using recombinant factor c

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

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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VelaLabs using state of the art 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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Seasonal greetings from VelaLabs

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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Laboratorio Kudam expands ENAC scope in food, fertilisers and soils

Laboratorio Kudam makes a significant expansion in its scope of accreditation for physicochemical testing and pesticide residue analysis in wines and soils, focusing on quality and continuous improvement of all its analytical services: Pesticides, Nutritional, Allergens and PCR. For this reason, the following tests have recently been accredited (Exp. No. 324/LE670): Microbiological: Detection of Norovirus
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L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. achieves a major extension of its ENAC scope

L.A.B. | Laboratorio Analítico Bioclínico achieves an important extension of its ENAC technical scope in different analytical methods. L.A.B. continues its commitment to quality and the continuous improvement of all its analytical services and, as a result, has recently obtained ENAC certification in new analytical methods developed by the different areas of the laboratory. In
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non renewal of indoxacarb

EU bans Indoxacarb, used as pesticide

New EU regulations affect the approval of Active Substances by Member States. On November 26, Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2081 was published, adopting the decision to NON renewal of approval of active substance Indoxacarb. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products
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EU bans Phosmet, active ingredient used as insecticide

On January 24th, Regulation 94/2022 was published, whereby a decision was taken concerning the NON-RENEWAL of the approval of the active substance Phosmet. In addition, it calls for the adoption of the corresponding transitional measures, whereby Member States withdraw the authorizations of plant protection products containing the active substance Fosmet by 1 May 2022 at
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flaxseeds bilacon

Flaxseed – Just one very good product determined in a test

People who want to eat consciously and healthily often choose to use flaxseeds. These have a high content of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. However, what is not part of a balanced and healthy diet are harmful substances. But these were found in some products in a recent test.   MOSH and MOAH were
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L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

L.A.B. includes UK MRLs in its results reports

As of February 15, L.A.B. | Bioclinical Analytical Laboratory includes UK Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) in all its result reports, for its analytical services focused on the detection of pesticide residues in food and feed.   On 31 December 2020 Britain left the EU legal framework for pesticide residues in food and feed of plant
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Cascara – approval as a novel food

The European Union has approved Cascara as a novel food (traditional from third countries). Dried pulp of coffee cherry (cascara) and its infusion can be placed on the market in the EU from 4th February 2022. The authorization, specifications as well as conditions of use are set in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/47 of 13th
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New timelines for IVD in Europe

Immediately effective prolongation of timelines for implementation of Regulation (EU)2017/746   The pandemic has a tight grip on the world. The healthcare authorities and institutions further suffer from the additional workload. The planned implementation of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 regarding in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) comes to the worst possible point of time. With the
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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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