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Austin, TX, United States, 2011/06/20 - The Director of Protein Chemistry & Engineering at Bioo Scientific, Joe Krebs, will give a lecture describing his research on sequential injection analysis of melamine in food samples at the AOAC Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting.
Dr Joe Krebs, the Director of Protein Chemistry & Engineering at Bioo Scientific, will give a keynote lecture describing his research on sequential injection analysis of melamine in food samples at the upcoming AOAC Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting this week.
Melamine is an inexpensive industrial chemical which is sometimes illegally added to milk and other food products to increase their apparent protein content. Under some conditions ingestion of melamine can cause acute kidney failure, leading to illness and sometimes death.
To counteract this problem, Bioo Scientific developed a unique high-throughput enzyme assay to detect melamine in milk and other food samples. This method uses melamine deaminase which converts melamine to ammonia. This technology is currently available in a convenient 96-well plate format in the MaxSignal® Melamine Enzymatic Assay Kit. To improve the sensitivity of this assay, Bioo Scientific is converting this existing format to a sequential injection format.
Sequential injection assays are very rugged and efficient, making them an ideal platform for food analysis, including melamine and ammonia detection in food. In addition, the exquisite selectivity of the technology permits great simplification of the sample preparation procedures, greatly enhancing the throughput of the assay.
This research is being funded by an USDA SBIR grant.
About Bioo Scientific Corporation
Bioo Scientific Corporation (biooscientific.com) 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 diagnostics laboratories, and for 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.