Equinox

Detect quinolones in your laboratory in a large number of samples of milk, meat and eggs. eReader MT will help you automate the test, read results and data traceability.

 

Do you need to check the presence of quinolones in milk, meat or eggs before selling or processing?
¿Necesitas ofrecer un servicio de análisis de cribado de quinolonas que permita analizar simultáneamente un elevado número de muestras?

 

HOW DOES IT HELP YOU?

 

Equinox helps you meet the legal requirements regarding the presence of quinolone residues and avoid problems in the manufacture of fermented products due to the presence of quinolones.

MATRIX
MILK

MEAT

EGG

APPLICATIONS AND USERS
MEAT INDUSTRY

DAIRY INDUSTRY

EGG PRODUCT INDUSTRY

LABORATORIES

ASSAY PROCEDURE

1. Prepare sample:

Add 50 μl of sample 200 μl of media.

2. Incubation:

18h at 37ºC

3. Results:

Visual or photometric reading

TEST PRINCIPLE

EQUINOX is a qualitative test based on the growth inhibition of E. coli bacterium, a microorganism especially sensitive to quinolones.
When the test is incubated at 37 °C, bacteria cells grow modifying the redox potential of the medium and changing its colour from blue to brown-orange. If samples contain quinolones at concentrations above the limit of detection of the kit, microorganisms will not grow neither colour changes will be observed.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Scope: detection of quinolones in milk, meat and egg
  • Automatic test in milk: with eReader MT
  • Manual assay: one-step assay of 18 hours at 37 °C.
  • Results: visual or photometric reading.
  • Format: 96-well microtiter plate.

 

Validations:

Internal validation: According to ISO 13969:2003.

 

Legislation:

Commission Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 of 22 December 2009 on pharmacologically active substances and their classification regarding maximum residue limits in foodstuffs of animal origin.

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