BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH Expands its Automation Portfolio!

The First Automated DNA Extraction System for the Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Allergens and Animal Species Differentiation in Food

(PresseBox) ( Potsdam, )
BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH in Potsdam, Germany has developed an automated system for the analysis of GMOs and allergens as well as for the differentiation of animal species in foods. The compact and robust "foodproof® RoboPrep Flex" runs in combination with BIOTECON Diagnostics' new foodproof® Magnetic Preparation Kit III for optimal DNA extraction from even complex matrices. Extracted DNA can then directly be mixed with real-time PCR based foodproof® Detection and Quantification Kits. This combination provides a unique automated solution for fast and safe extraction of plant and animal DNA from foods, beverages, environmental samples, and raw materials.

The foodproof® Magnetic Preparation Kit III utilizes magnetic bead technology similar to BIOTECON Diagnostics' foodproof® Magnetic Preparation Kit I for Gram negative bacteria and the foodproof® Magnetic Preparation Kit II for Gram positive bacteria. This technology allows the generation of ultrapure, ready to use genomic DNA for enhanced performance in sensitive downstream PCR applications.

Since 2009 BIOTECON Diagnostics has been providing validated automated solutions for the food industry. The first on the market was the foodproof® RoboPrep+ Series, a fully automated system for the analysis of pathogens, which obtained AOAC and MicroVal validation. To expand its automation portfolio, the company now also offers an affordable, convenient and robust solution for the analysis of GMO, allergens and animal species differentiation. By using the foodproof® RoboPrep Flex in combination with the foodproof® Magnetic Preparation Kit III, 96 samples are easily processed within 35 minutes without the risk of cross-contamination. For customer convenience, all necessary reagents and consumables are provided by BIOTECON Diagnostics.

"This cooperation is another important step for us in the global expansion of our robotics portfolio, because the automation and standardization of processes in the food industry has become increasingly important," says Kornelia Berghof-Jäger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BIOTECON Diagnostics.

"The strength of the foodproof® RoboPrep Flex lies in a focused product development based on the needs of the GMO-, allergen- and animal species testing markets for the highest purity of DNA combined with the speed and convenience of full automation" emphasizes Alois Schneiderbauer, Chief Business Officer (CBO) of BIOTECON Diagnostics.

BIOTECON Diagnostics has developed the foodproof® RoboPrep Flex for laboratories and food producers with a medium to high sample throughput. Many different foods, beverages, environmental samples, and raw materials have been successfully validated with the automated system illustrating the robustness of the system.

For more information please view the BIOTECON Diagnostics website: www.bc-diagnostics.com or contact us at bcd@bc-diagnostics.com
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