Neogen develops immunoaffinity column for deoxynivalenol

June 02, 2008

Press Release
CONTACT: Victoria Pieroni, Marketing Manager, Neogen Europe, +44 (0) 1292 525275

AYR, Scotland, June 2, 2008 — Neogen Europe Ltd. announced today the introduction of a new immunoaffinity column for the analysis of deoxynivalenol (DON, vomitoxin) in a range of foods by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ELISA, GC-MS, and other analytical methods.

Neogen’s new NeoColumn™ DON, which was developed by Neogen Europe, has been proven effective on a variety of spiked and other naturally contaminated matrices, including wheat, durum wheat, corn flour, ground maize, maize kernels and beer.

NeoColumn DON adds to the comprehensive line of mycotoxin testing products offered by Neogen, including proven immunoaffinity columns for the analysis of zearalenone, ochratoxin A, and aflatoxin in a range of sample types.

“We are pleased to now offer NeoColumn DON, and add to the most complete line of quality mycotoxin testing products available from any single source,” said Dr. Stephen Holmes, Neogen Europe’s managing director. “Extensive evaluation work proved that NeoColumn DON recovers the mycotoxin from both low and highly contaminated reference maize with high accuracy and precision. External work by an accredited commercial laboratory has echoed our internal findings, and shown excellent reproducibility and recoveries of DON from certified reference matrices by NeoColumn DON.”

Neogen Europe, recent winner of the Queens Award for Excellence for International Trade, offers a range of mycotoxin test kits that are used by the cereal, nut, dried fruit and spice industries, brewing and malting companies and food sectors, including poultry, dairy and fish.

Neogen Europe develops and markets products and services dedicated to food safety, including dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, sanitation concerns, genetic modifications, ruminant by-products and drug residues.

Product Codes:

  • NeoColumn Zearalenone – 8140
  • NeoColumn DON – 8340
  • NeoColumn Ochratoxin – 8640 NeoColumn Aflatoxin Narrow Bore – 8040
  • NeoColumn Aflatoxin Wide Bore – 8043