Multi-analyte biochip array technology
Randox Food Diagnostics using patented Biochip Array technology offer the world’s only multi-analyte quantitative screening Drug Residue analyser; the Evidence Investigator.
The technology works by combining a panel of related tests on a single biochip with a single set of reagents. Only one single undivided sample is used. Sample matrices that can be tested include honey, feed, milk, urine and tissue.
Benefits of Biochip Array Technology:
Extensive Multiplex Test Menu
Randox Food Diagnostics offer an extensive list of testing platforms. Simple sample preparations and excellent limits of detection combine to make these products an impressive multi-analyte testing platform.
Antimicrobial I Plus Array. This comprehensive testing platform allows for the simultaneous detection of 14 of the most commonly abused sulphonamides and trimethoprim in food production and agriculture industries. Sample preparations are available for milk, tissue, honey, urine and feed.
Antimicrobial II Array includes the detection of 6 classes of antimicrobial compounds: Quinolones, Ceftiofur, Thiamphenicol, Streptomycin, Tylosin and Tetracycline residues can all be detected using this one testing platform. Sample preparations are currently available for honey, milk, tissue, urine and feed.
Antimicrobial III Array provides a testing platform for nitrofuran compounds AOZ, AMOZ, AHD, SEM, and also Chloramphenicol. One single sample preparation can be used and sample analysis performed all in the one day due to a rapid 2hour derivatisation step. Sample preparations are currently available for honey, shrimp/prawn samples and milk.
Growth Promoter Arrays are available as a Rapid Urine Screen, Multiple Matrix Screen and a Synthetic Steroids Array. The use of growth-promoting hormones in livestock production is either prohibited (European Union) or strongly regulated (e.g. USA, Canada and Australia). Compliance with these regulations is monitored by national monitoring programmes.
The testing platforms for each of the growth promoter arrays include the following compounds:
β-Agonists (generic), Boldenone, Corticosteroids, Nandrolone, Ractopamine, Stanozolol, Stilbenes, Trenbolone and Zeranol, 17β-Clostebol, Ethinylestradiol, Gestagens (generic), Methandriol and Methyltestosterone.
Anthelmintics Array can detect 27 analytes in total. The use of Anthelmintic drugs can greatly improve livestock production however effective monitoring is required to ensure residues are not passed into the human food chain.
The extensive test menu includes Avermectins, Benzimidazoles, Amino –benzimidazoles, Levamisole, Thiabendazole, Moxidectin and Triclabendazole.