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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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Coronavirus Pandemic – VelaLabs Remains Open

March 16, 2020: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Austrian government declared a variety of regulations, which severely impact not only our personal life but also working. However, we are pleased to announce that VelaLabs as all labs within the Tentamus group can remain open in accordance with these regulations at this time point. In
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Coming soon: Microbiology and Sterility Testing

March 2020: In June 2019, VelaLabs, part of the Tentamus Pharma division, acquired the pharmaceutical test laboratory “Laboratorium für Betriebshygiene GmbH” (LABH), based in Vienna, Austria. The goal of the acquisition was to close a gap in the VelaLabs service portfolio – microbiology – and to offer a real one-stop shop to our valued customers.
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VelaLabs Listed in the Laboratory Supplies Directory

March 2020: In order to improve our visibility and to present the analytical portfolio to our existing and new potential customers, VelaLabs is now listed at the Laboratory Supplies Directory of Scitech Europe. The Laboratory Supplies Directory is promoted to over 103,000 individuals working across the global science, research and innovation sectors. Please find the
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Eurofins DiscoverX Grants Bioassay Certification to VelaLabs

February 2020: Vela Labs had successfully demonstrated the capability to expeditiously implement client-sponsored GLP validation programs that use the PathHunter™ platform. Eurofins DiscoverX now announces partnership with VelaLabs through their certified CRO program for PathHunter™ bioassays that will enable Vela Labs to carry out highly reproducible potency lot release assays under GLP/GMP conditions. This CRO
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New Management Board at VelaLabs

January 2020: The Management Board of VelaLabs GmbH reorganized in order to adapt to the current challenges. The Management Board, which represents the operative leadership of the company, was created mid 2019 as new strategic top management of VelaLabs and will now consist of the following people: Markus Roucka has been in the company since
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Mineral oil components in peanuts

Peanuts do not belong botanically to the group of nuts as you might suspect – but they are definitely tasty! And they are also healthy, because they provide magnesium and protein. However, in a recent test, mineral oil components were found in three samples. Specifically, MOSH was detected, which can accumulate in organs, especially in
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New maximum allowable levels for Lead and Cadmium in food

We inform our customers about the upcoming amendments to EU Regulation 1881/2006 amending the maximum levels for Lead and Cadmium in foodstuffs. The Commission has recently published two amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006, introducing new maximum values for lead and cadmium in food. These Regulations are, respectively: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/1317 of 9 August
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STA KALITE Kontrol Lab Turkey

STA KALITE joins the Veltia -Tentamus Family

As a part of its development strategy, VELTIA Labs for Life® Group – member of the Tentamus Group and Redestos – Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group –  has advanced to further expand its current activity in Turkey, where a sample preparation lab in Antalya region has already been operating for the last two years. More specifically, the
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EPA Revocation of Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

In April 2021 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the EPA must ban all uses of chlorpyrifos relating to food stuffs, allowing them to retain tolerances for only those uses that could be proven safe for children. In August of 2021 the EPA announced that due to the determination that “the current aggregate
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Health risk from tomato paste

Tomato paste is a main ingredient in Italian dishes such as lasagna and pizza. However, these no longer taste as good if it poses a health risk. Mold toxins and pesticides spoil the food.   Mold toxins: Alternariatoxins detected   Mold toxins, also called mycotoxins, are metabolic products of molds that can be toxic. In
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Selling food supplements – what do you have to pay attention to?

In order for you to safely market your dietary supplements, they must be analytically verified. This is how you ensure that your products are marketable – i.e. free of contaminants and residues, correctly labeled and that they contain the claimed contents of vitamins, for example. The Food Supplements Ordinance regulates the specifications for the labeling
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Expansion of Services – Tentamus Japan Laboratories

Tentamus Japan has been certified for immuno-diagnostic testing laboratory services for human health. The certification allows for samples from patients to be tested for an array of test items related to diagnostic for human health. One of the tests with immediate demand is testing of antibodies IgG IgM to Covid19 virus; essential to the local
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Sunflower oil: popular and contaminated

Sunflower oil is used in almost every kitchen: for cooking, frying and baking, because the vegetable oil has a mild aroma and is so versatile. But 21 different oils were recently tested and showed elevated levels of mineral oil components and PAHs.   Mineral oil components slightly elevated in 20 samples   In a test,
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Use of Antibiotics on Citrus Crops from July 2021

In May 2017 the EPA issued a time-limited emergency exemption to allow the use of streptomycin and oxytetracycline in Florida citrus crops to battle citrus greening. As of 2021 the allowance of use of these antibiotics on citrus has been expanded to include Californian crops as well. This change was spurred by a major reduction
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Tentamus North America adds analysis for Aflatoxins

Tentamus North America continues to grow   Fredericksburg, Virginia – The team at Tentamus North America has been busy adding new testing methods to support your business. To aid companies in the food sector the laboratory has added HPLC analysis methods for Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2, and ELISA analysis for Aflatoxin M1.   Aflatoxins,
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