Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds that contaminate a vast range of crops and fruits. This contamination poses a significant health risk to both humans and animals due to the inherent toxicity of these compounds. As a result, ensuring food and feed safety is of paramount importance.

To tackle this issue, over 100 countries have established regulations that govern the presence of mycotoxins in food and feed. In response to these regulations, there is a growing demand for reliable and efficient mycotoxin testing solutions that not only ensure compliance but also enable effective mycotoxin risk management.

With over 40 years of experience in mycotoxin detection, Romer Labs is a leader in the field, offering an extensive portfolio of comprehensive testing solutions.

Explore a complete overview of our offerings below.

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Mycotoxin Cleanup Columns

Romer Labs offers a wide variety of cleanup columns for mycotoxins. These range from simple one-step cleanup with MycoSep® and MultiSep® technology to immunoaffinity cleanup. These cleanup columns, some of which part of AOAC and CEN methods, ensure a fast and reliable purification of your samples.

StarLine™ Immunoaffinity Columns

StarLine™ immunoaffinity columns (IACs) for regulated mycotoxins are based on a specific antibody-analyte binding technology, where toxin-specific antibodies coupled to gel particles capture the mycotoxins in the sample and release them after a washing step.

These immunoaffinity columns are ideal for the purification and concentration of mycotoxins prior to analysis by various techniques such as HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, ELISA, or direct fluorometry.

All Romer Labs IACs employ highly specific, monoclonal antibodies, offering a high purification potential. MultiStar™ immunoaffinity columns, specifically, combine the high purification potential of an immunoaffinity column with the convenience and power of multi-mycotoxin analysis. This allows for all regulated mycotoxins to be determined simultaneously in a single run, simplifying the detection of several mycotoxins at once in a broad range of different commodities.

Overall, StarLine™ immunoaffinity columns offer a reliable solution for mycotoxin cleanup and analysis, allowing for accurate and efficient results across a variety of commodities.

MycoSpin® Cleanup Column

The MycoSpin® 400 is a two-step cleanup column in a spin format designed to be used for most regulated mycotoxins, making the cleanup process faster and more efficient. With MycoSpin® 400, it's possible to analyze multiple mycotoxins simultaneously using LC-MS/MS.

For highly accurate LC-MS/MS results, MycoSpin® 400 cleanup can be combined with Biopure™ 13C isotope labeled standards. This combination enhances the sensitivity and accuracy of the analysis and delivers even more reliable results.

Overall, Romer Labs' MycoSpin® 400 offers a convenient and reliable solution for multi-mycotoxin cleanup, allowing you to obtain highly accurate results with minimal effort.

MycoSep® Cleanup Columns

MycoSep® columns are one-step cleanup columns that contain packing materials made of adsorbent mixes designed specifically for food and feed commodities. With MycoSep®, you can achieve fast cleanup in just 30 seconds for all EU-regulated mycotoxins.

To use MycoSep®, simply push the column into a test tube containing the sample extract, which will filter upwards. As the extract passes through the column, interferences will adhere to the chemical packing material, while the purified extract containing all the mycotoxins can be collected from the top of the cleanup column.

Overall, MycoSep® offers a simple and efficient solution for mycotoxin cleanup, making it easy to obtain high-quality extracts for analysis.

MultiSep® Cleanup Columns

MultiSep® columns are one-step cleanup columns containing packing materials made of adsorbent mixes that are specially designed for all types of food and feed commodities. With MultiSep®, you can achieve fast cleanup in just 30 seconds.

To use MultiSep® columns, simply apply your extract on top of the column and let it pass through via gravity, vacuum, or positive pressure. As the extract passes through, the packing material will adhere to any interferences while allowing the purified extract containing all the mycotoxins to pass through unimpeded.

Overall, MultiSep® columns offers a convenient and efficient solution for food and feed testing, allowing you to quickly and easily obtain high-quality extracts for analysis.