Global launch of ToxiQuant instrument May 18th, Singapore

May 10, 2012

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ToxiMet will be launching the revolutionary new ToxiQuant instrument for detection of mycotoxins at the XXXI World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress will be held in Singapore, from 18 to 20 May 2012.

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The TOXIQuant

​Advanced mycotoxin testing system

> Simultaneous multi-toxin analysis in a single rapid test
> Highly sensitive, sub-part per billion detection
> HPLC-like accuracy and precision in less than 10 minutes
> Accurate results at a fraction of the cost of HPLC
> Designed for easy operation by non-scientists
> Immediate digital output on screen, no calculations required
> Applicable at all points throughout the supply chain
> Operates accurately at temperaturesup to 50°C
> Portable, small set-up for testing fits on back of a van/jeep

A revolutionary technology for the detection of mycotoxins in food.

ToxiMet’s founder, the Professor of Food Safety Ray Coker, worked over 30 years advising many major global organisa- tions including the Food and Agricultural Organisation, USAID, the World Health Organisation and the EU on the international management and control of mycotoxins.

While leading projects for these organisations in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, he realised there was a need for a simple, rugged, economical, and fast method for detecting mycotoxins that could be used by non-scientists but could deliver the same accurate and precise results as the highly complex and expensive HPLC.

The ToxiQuant provides such a method, and is the result of 10 years and over £4m investment in research and development. The system comprises of the ToxiQuant instrument together with disposable clean-up (ToxiSep) and detection (ToxiTrace) columns.

The first application of the system is the simultaneous accurate detection of Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) in edible nuts at international regulatory levels, in under 10 minutes.

The ToxiQuant system has been tailored to the requirements of all participants in the value chain, based on the feedback from our development partners, Besana and Voicevale.

Producers, traders and nut processors can now comply with the highest food safety standards while rotating their stock much faster and reducing their testing costs.

Compact, portable, and extremely resistant unit can fit in a small bench in a warehouse, or even on the back of a jeep/van. It has been designed to operate at up to 50°C, so it can be deployed to the field if required in any of the producing countries in the world

Easy to use, tactile interactive menus, use widely recognised icons so it can be used in every country with no language required. The “repeat button” will load the last parameters used, enabling the user to test a new sample or replicate with just three clicks

The ToxiQuant interface guides the user through the easy to follow steps, no need to remember complicated instructions. Simply place the Toxitrace cartridge into the ToxiQuant instrument using the specially designed cartridge holder and press “play” to run test

The results of the test are rapidly displayed on the screen, without the need of complex calculations such as in HPLC analysis. From inserting the cartridge into the ToxiQuant to obtaining the digital readout typically takes only 3 minutes. The result can be stored, printed, downloaded or deleted