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NMR Honey ProfilingTM Update Version 3.0

In recent years, reliable and sensitive NMR analysis of honey has gained tremendous importance worldwide and has firmly established itself as a powerful tool in quality control and for authenticity testing of honey. In addition to the sensitive detection of foreign sugars (targeted/non-targeted), NMR analysis can be efficiently used to confirm the variety and geographical
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Analysis of heavy metals and trace elements

Contaminants such as heavy metals are not purposely added to a food product, they are considered impurities. Heavy metals get into our food through various ways, e.g. they are assimilated by plants and animals from the environment or represent an undesirable side effect in the processing of food. Many heavy metals can be harmful to
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Which best before date shall I apply?

You want to place your product on the market, but you don’t know your product´s shelf life? Through our storage tests we support you in checking your product. Storage at elevated temperatures accelerates the aging of food. Thus, for example, by storing at 40 °C, you will receive a statement after only 3 months as
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Coconut blossom sugar – a new sweetener

Coconut blossom sugar is obtained from nectar of the coconut palm and has become increasingly popular in recent years. This leads to increased demand and quality control. The popularity of coconut blossom sugar can be traced back to its lower glycemic index compared to conventional household sugar. The glycemic index indicates how quickly the blood
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Global Tea Testing by Tentamus

The primary source of tea is in Asia, but enjoyed worldwide. To ensure that the tea is also safe, Tentamus Group provides you with tea testing and consulting services in 3 continents: Asia, Europe and North America. You can choose testing at origin or point of export, or indeed for import and local area conformity.
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Extension and conversion of accreditation

For many years, QSI GmbH holds an accreditation as a testing laboratory for the analysis of food and pharmaceutical raw materials. Regular inspections by the independent German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) provide evidence of the competence of our expert staff, the quality of our analytical results and the suitability of our laboratory equipment. In 2020, the
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Rapid and reliable detection of chlorpyrifos

Thanks to our in-house method for the determination of chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, we can carry out the analysis of these two parameters in teas, herbal teas and fruit teas as an express order within 32 hours. With Regulation (EU) 2020/1085, the maximum residue limits (MRL) for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl were reduced as of 13 November
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New Pollen analysis – Judgement according to variable literature

The judgement of unifloral honey by pollen analysis is done in accordance with the requirements of EC honey directive (2001/110/EC) according to which unifloral honeys must have certain microscopic, physical-chemical and organoleptic characteristics. In Germany many unifloral honeys are regulated in the German Guideline for honey in more detail. Beside the minimum pollen content, the
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Novel Food: CBD Products

Foods containing hemp have experienced a renaissance in recent years. While products from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa L. such as hemp seeds or edible oil derived from it have been used as food for a long time, a consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids in appreciable amounts before 15.05.1997 could not be proven
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NGS – Confirming Authenticity of Tea, Herbs and Spices

How Next Generation Sequencing helps you to find the unknowns It is getting cold outside and Christmas is coming closer every day. Many of us will enjoy a cup of hot tea here and some cookies there. Typical Christmas spices like cinnamon, cardamom, anise and others will see their yearly peak in popularity. Unfortunately, the
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VelaLabs announces GLP extension

VelaLabs has successfully been granted the extension of its GLP certification.   Klaus Hajszan, Head of Quality and Test Site Manager, about this important step: “We have been GLP certified in 2020 for the first time and since then have continuously improved and strengthened our testing processes to ensure safety and quality”. The team responsible
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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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How to set up assays for HER2 expressing cancer cells

HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab One of the major & established therapies targeting breast cancer is the HER2/neu binding antibody trastuzumab. It has improved the five-year disease free survival of stage 1–3 HER2-positive breast cancers to about 87%. The patent protection of the originator product  Herceptin ® has expired in the EU in 2014 and the
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Turbidity and Colour measurment

Beyond visual inspection – new Turbidity and Colorimetry devices at VelaLabs

As a well known & trusted lab analysis partner for drug development to Pharma and Biotech companies VelaLabs continuously invests in state-of-the-art technology. A new turbidimeter TL 2360 and a new colorimeter Lico 690 have been installed. According to pharmacopoeia Monographs Ph. Eur. Chapter 2.2.1 and USP <855 measurements of clarity and degree of opalescence
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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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From management buyout to international player

As an analytical partner for biotech and pharma companies, VelaLabs delivers expertise and laboratory analysis services throughout the whole drug development process.   Development VelaLabs  was founded as “Vela pharmazeutische Entwicklung und Laboranalytik GmbH” as a management buy out end of 2006 and took over analytic and infrastructure of the former Novartis spin off Ingeneon.
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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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VelaLabs im Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34

Spreading out wings – VelaLabs in Biotechnologie Jahrbuch N34

VelaLabs is one of 151 Biotechnology companies in Austria offering analytical laboratory services from medication development to market release. The company figures reflect the positive trend of the industry in terms of revenue, number of projects and employee growth. Already serving customers from all over the world we also want to set a strong focus
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