GMO Testing Solutions

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms whose genetic material has been altered through biotechnology, resulting in unique traits that may offer increased crop yields or enhanced resistance to pests. While GMOs have the potential to provide significant benefits in agriculture, their presence in food and feed has raised concerns about potential health and environmental impacts.

In order to address these concerns, numerous countries have implemented regulations that govern the labeling and sale of GMO-containing products. This has led to an increased demand for accurate and efficient GMO testing solutions that not only ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, but also promote transparency and consumer confidence in the food supply chain.

As a trusted industry leader with decades of experience in GMO detection, Romer Labs is committed to providing a comprehensive range of GMO testing solutions to meet these demands.

Discover our extensive portfolio of innovative testing solutions below.

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Fast and Reliable Test Kits for GMO Screening

Today, as much as 90% of the world's soybean crop is produced with genetically modified (GM) soy, while around 30% of global maize production is from GM maize. The worldwide cultivation of GM plants increases annually by millions of hectares, highlighting the need for reliable and efficient GMO screening.

Romer Labs offers an extensive portfolio of immunoassays for sensitive, fast, and easy GMO detection. With more than 60 test kits available, we enable the screening for the most relevant traits that occur in corn, soybean, canola, cotton, sugar beet, alfalfa, and rice in various combinations.

LFD - AgraStrip® Pro GMO Test Kits

AgraStrip® Pro GMO lateral flow devices enable the rapid, on-site quantification of the most common GM traits in corn, soy and canola.

AgraStrip® Pro GMO strips are extremely sensitive and designed for use with the AgraVision™ Pro reader, which enables a streamlined assay and an intuitive, walk-away operation. The AgraVision™ Pro reader is also designed to test for mycotoxins using AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® mycotoxin test strips.

The system can independently and simultaneously test up to 4 samples for different traits, while the simple operation helps eliminate common handling errors.

The AgraVision™ Pro reader controls timing, temperature and flow, all in a streamlined procedure, and delivers results within a few minutes. With its integrated incubator and resistance to dust and dirt, the reader secures precise and quantitative results and allows for consistent documentation.

LFD - AgraStrip® GMO Test Kits

AgraStrip® GMO test kits are ready-to-use lateral flow devices (LFD) for on-site testing. These allow for rapid analysis of a wide range of commodities within only 6 minutes (including extraction).

The test kits are available in qualitative or quantitative formats. While qualitative LFDs can be read visually, quantitative tests are used with the AgraVision™ reader to provide objective results and ensure consistent results documentation. Results are displayed in quantitative ranges (i.e., 0.5% trait, 0.5 – 1.0% trait, 1.0 - 5.0% trait, >5% trait).

Efficient High Throughput and Screening Analysis

AgraStrip® Combs have been developed to enable high throughput and screening analysis.

For screening analysis, between 2 and 4 different strips are combined on a multi-trait comb with a common extraction procedure. Multi-trait combs are available in quantitative and qualitative formats.

ELISA - AgraQuant® GMO Test Kits

AgraQuant® GMO test kits are accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) available in qualitative and quantitative formats. Together with a StatFax® or BioTek® ELISA reader, results can be directly interpreted and continuously documented.

AgraQuant® GMO kits are double antibody sandwich ELISAs and use specific antibody coated microwells and an enzyme-labeled analyte conjugate.

GMOChek™ kits are intended for quantitative bulk grain testing. The kits come complete with 1 breakaway plate (12 strips of wells) and transfer pipettes.

Fully Accredited GMO Testing Laboratories

Complementing our range of innovative diagnostic solutions, Romer Labs provides comprehensive analytical services tailored to meet customers' needs for GMO testing. By offering high levels of specialization and expertise, our analytical services are a key part of our exceptional customer service.

Romer Labs operates two accredited GMO testing laboratories in the United Kingdom and the United StatesBoth laboratories are ISO 9001-certified, while in the UK, Romer Labs offers fully accredited GMO testing services according to ISO 17025

Whether you require accredited laboratory results, additional testing capacity for projects or peak testing times, or prefer to avoid having to set up your own lab, Romer Labs is your trusted partner for all GMO testing needs.

For detailed information on the services available at each location, please consult the Analytical Services page.