October 11, 2012 -- Bioo Scientific, a leading supplier of food testing kits, today announced the development of a rapid strip test for the detection of a broad range of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in milk and meat samples. The AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit is designed as a rapid screening tool for the meat and dairy industries, detecting 8 of the major fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including enrofloxacin and ciprofloxacin, below the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) set by the European Union.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, commonly used to treat veterinary infections by E. coli, Salmonella, Pasteurella, and Haemophilus, are banned by the FDA for use in food-producing animals including dairy cattle and poultry. However, extra-label use and unintended contamination of poultry feed continue to be a persistent problem.
Dr. Joe Krebs, Director of Protein Chemistry and Engineering at Bioo Scientific, said, “The new AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit is a much easier, rapid, and cost-effective screening solution for fluoroquinolones. The new method saves food producers and regulatory agencies hours of sample preparation compared to LC/MS/MS.” The novel kit, which uses a quick dipstick format, can detect fluoroquinolone contamination in raw milk in 7 minutes and in meat in less than 20 minutes. Continuing, Dr. Krebs said, “Our new fluoroquinolone assay allows dairies and meat producers to easily screen for these powerful antibiotics at their facilities, so as to assure that the milk or meat they provide consumers is truly antibiotic-free.”
The AuroFlow™ Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit is available in 96-test or 192-test formats for either raw milk or meat samples. It is Bioo Scientific’s latest addition to our line of kits for the detection of antibiotic residues in food. These kits are all manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO CI#: SARA-2009-CA-0114-01-B).
About Bioo Scientific Corporation
Bioo Scientific Corporation is an Austin, TX based biotechnology company that provides innovative solutions to the life science industry. Bioo Scientific offers a complete portfolio of products and services for academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and molecular diagnostic laboratories and organizations that perform food and feed safety analysis.
As a world leader in food safety testing, Bioo Scientific is dedicated to improving the safety of the world’s food and feed supply by developing accurate, affordable tools, which allow companies to readily screen for pathogens and contaminants. Bioo Scientific’s products are used around the world and can be purchased both directly or through our global distribution network that markets our products in more than 60 countries. For more information about Bioo Scientific, visit www.biooscientific.com.