Eurofins: Products and Services (Mycotoxin, Herbicide/Pesticide Testing, Standards) Date: 28 November 2018 Venue: National Analytical Laboratory, Department of Research and Innovation Attendance: Deputy Director General, Directors, Deputy Directors, Lab Officers
AbstractMycotoxin contamination is a common and signiﬁcant problem world-wide, where the 6 most common mycotoxins are Aﬂatoxin, Deoxyniva-lenol, Fumonisins, Ochratoxins, T2/HT2 toxins and Zearalenone. The contamination is very commonly found in hot and humid regions such as South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. These climate conditions can be favourable to the growth of molds, where some can produce more than one type of mycotoxin. As a heat stable secondary metabolite mycotoxins cannot be eliminated from the food and feed products, it can only be prevents. Therefore, a good strategy is required for mycotoxin prevention and control in the supply chain.ELISA, also known as Enzyme-Linked Immu-nosorbent Assay, can be a very powerful and sensitive technology for mycotoxin testing. The antibody-antigen interaction within the ELISA kit is a very speciﬁc reaction to the target molecules. The entire process of mycotoxin test is simple, straightforward and hence a practical technology to be implemented into the Mycotoxin Prevention and Control strategy. In this seminar, we will present on the principles of ELISA technology as well as the application in the food and feed industry. We will also take the opportunity to introduce on our herbicide ELISA testing solutions, and our upcoming new product for automation in mycotoxin testing.
SpeakerDaniel Tan, Area Manager Daniel Tan is the Area Manager for Southeast Asia region and East Asia region. Daniel graduated with ﬁrst class honours degree in Food Technology from University of Queensland, Australia. Daniel joined an Australian food company as Food Technologist with Quality Control responsibilities focusing on ingredient testing in 2011. A food technologist by training, Daniel has been in the Food & Feed Safety industry as channel manager since 2015, with emphasis on Mycotoxin testing.
University of Medicine 2 (UM2) Visit (Pathology) Topic: Advancing Your Molecular Research with Modern Technologies Venue: University of Medicine 2 (UM2)
- Detect pathogens like Hepatitis B, HPV, HIV, Plasmodium etc. with molecular diagnostic kits.
- Preserve their precious samples in room temperature for longer duration.
- Purify the samples with better precision.
Department of Medical Research (DMR) Seminar Topic: Advancing Your Molecular Research with Modern Technologies Venue: DMR, Auditorium 1Sciencewerke is pleased to hold an event at DMR where participants will learn to:
- Design experiments using dynamic tools
- Execute experiments with the most current technologies
- Detect pathogens like Hepatitis B, HPV, HIV, Plasmodium etc. with molecular diagnostic kits