Neogen launches water-based, high-volume zearalenone test

October 02, 2018

Press Release
CONTACT: Mary Gadola, Neogen Corporation, 517.372.9200

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 2, 2018 — Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for zearalenone that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen’s new Veratox® MAX for Zearalenone can deliver precise results ranging from 25 to 500 parts per billion (ppb) of zearalenone in only 15 minutes. The new test can use the same aqueous extraction solution as Neogen’s Veratox MAX tests for aflatoxin.

“Veratox MAX for Zearalenone delivers precise, fully quantitative test results — and eliminates the need to handle and use hazardous materials in the testing process,” said Mary Gadola, Neogen’s product manager for its natural toxin products. “The popular Veratox microwell format also allows the testing of 19 samples at a time, which is an advantage to high-volume testers who want the benefits of using a water-based extraction method in a high-throughput platform.”

Neogen also offers water-based mycotoxin tests in a simple test strip format, Reveal® Q+ MAX. The Reveal Q+ MAX test strips are read in a lateral flow test reader to deliver precise results in only minutes.

Neogen offers the most comprehensive range of food safety diagnostic test products for foodborne bacteria, mycotoxins, drugs, allergens, and other concerns. Its full line of mycotoxin test kits detect aflatoxin, aflatoxin M1, deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2, and zearalenone.

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.