Fast and Reliable Test Kits for GMO Detection

Today, 79% of the world’s soybean production is achieved with genetically modified (GM) soy and 32% in the case of maize. The worldwide cultivation of GM plants increases every year by millions of hectares. With that comes the need for reliable and efficient GMO screening.

Romer Labs offers an extensive portfolio of immunoassays for sensitive, easy and quick GMO detection. With over 60 test kits, it is possible to detect 16 different traits that occur in corn, soybean, canola, cotton, sugarbeet, alfalfa and rice in various combinations.

The solutions provided by Romer Labs for the detection of GMOs include:

AgraStrip

AgraStrip®

Lateral Flow Devices

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

The test kits are available in a qualitative or semi-quantitative format. While qualitative LFDs can be read visually, semi-quantitative tests are used with the AgraVision™ reader, to provide objective results and secure a consistent results documentation. Results are displayed in semi 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 a high throughput and screening analysis.

For high throughput analysis, 8 identical strips are combined to maximize efficiency.
  
For screening analysis, 4 or 7 different strips are combined on a multi-trait comb with a common extraction procedure. Multi-trait combs are available in quantitative and qualitative formats.

A complete overview can be found below. Click on the item numbers for more information.

TraitChek kits are designed to test bulk grain, single seed, and/or leaf tissue. The kits come complete with strips, microtubes, transfer pipettes (for bulk grain kits), weigh papers (for seed/leaf kits), and leaf stirrers (for seed/leaf kits).

Item No.ProductTraitLOD
TraitChek TM 
70000111, 7000011-S3 AgraStrip® RUR-HS Bulk GrainCP4 EPSPS0.125 % in corn, 0.1 % in canola, 0.167 % in alfalfa
70000141, 7000014-S3AgraStrip® RUR Bulk GrainCP4 EPSPS0.1 % in soy and sugarbeets in 5 min; 0.143 % in soy in 3 min
70000171AgraStrip® RUR Seed and LeafCP4 EPSPSqualitative
70000211AgraStrip® CspB Bulk SeedCspB0.9 % in corn
70000221AgraStrip® CspB Seed and LeafCspBqualitative
70000251AgraStrip® Cry1Ab Bulk GrainBt-Cry1Ab0.9 % in corn
70000261AgraStrip® Cry1Ab Seed and LeafBt-Cry1Abqualitative
70000281AgraStrip® Cry1F Seed and LeafBt-Cry1Fqualitative
70000411AgraStrip® Cry3Bb Bulk GrainBt-Cry3Bb0.125 % in corn
70000421AgraStrip® Cry3Bb Seed and LeafBt-Cry3Bbqualitative
70000431, 7000043-S3AgraStrip® LL Bulk GrainPAT0.9 % in corn and sugarbeet, 2 % in canola
70000441AgraStrip® Cry1Ab/LL Bulk Grain ComboBt-Cry1Ab, PAT0.9 % in corn
70000451AgraStrip® LL Seed and LeafPATqualitative
70000481AgraStrip LL Bulk Grain for RicePAT0.05 % in LLRice62, 2 % in LLRice61
70000531AgraStrip® Cry1F Bulk Grain (water extract)Bt-Cry1F0.9 % in corn
70000541AgraStrip® Triple Trait Seed and LeafCP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bbqualitative
70000551AgraStrip® Cry34Ab1 Bulk GrainBt-Cry34Ab10.125 % in corn
70000601AgraStrip® PMI Leaf PMIdepends on the trait
70000641AgraStrip® Triple Trait Seed & Leaf CP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (1Ab, 1Ac, 1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb1depends on the trait
70000701AgraStrip® Cry1Ac Seed and LeafCry1Acqualitative
70000711AgraStrip® Cry1Ac Bulk GrainCry1Ac0.9 % in cotton
70000921AgraStrip® VIP Seed and LeafVIP3Aqualitative
70000931AgraStrip® VIP Bulk GrainVIP3A0.33 % in corn
70000941 AgraStrip® Cry2Ab, Seed and Leaf Trait Check Bt-Cry2Abqualitative
70000971AgraStrip® eCry3.1Ab Bulk GraineCry3.1Ab0.25 % in corn
70000981AgraStrip® eCry3.1Ab Seed and LeafeCry3.1Abqualitative
70000991AgraStrip® Cry1Ac-S Bulk GrainCry1Ac0.5 % in soy
71200501AgraStrip® RUR Toasted MealCP4 EPSPS0.9% in toasted soy
78060001AgraStrip® Triple Trait Bulk GrainCP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb0.5 % in corn, 0.9 % in corn, 0.5 % in corn
78806112AgraStrip® Corn Comb w/VIP3ACP4 EPSPS, PAT, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb, Bt-Cry1F, Bt-Cry34Ab1, VIP3Adepends on the trait
78806212AgraStrip® Semi-Quantitative Low-LOD Corn CombCP4 EPSPS, Cry1A.105, Cry3Bb, Cry1F, PAT, Cry34Ab1, VIP3Adepends on the trait
78806222AgraStrip® Semi-Quantitative Corn Comb Bulk GrainCP4 EPSPS, Cry3Bb, Cry1A.105, Cry1F, Cry34Ab1, PAT, and/or VIP3Adepends on the trait
78806232AgraStrip® Soy Comb 2 TraitsCP4 EPSPS, PATdepends on the trait

1Number of Tests: 100
2Number of Tests: 20
3Number of Tests: 50

AgraQuant

AgraQuant®

ELISA Tests

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

A complete overview can be found below. Click on the item numbers for more information.

Item No.ProductTraitRange
GMOChek TM 
70999991AgraQuant® Soya Toasted Meal GMOChek™CP4 EPSPS0.3 – 2.5 %
71000001AgraQuant® RUR Soya Grain GMOChek™CP4 EPSPS0.3 – 2.5 %
71100001AgraQuant® Cry1Ab Maize GMOChek™Bt-Cry1Ab0.15 – 2.0 %
Item No.ProductTraitRange
Standards
7100001RUR Soya Standards - Full Fat Flour (for flour, meal and grit)
7100002RUR Soya Standards - Defatted Flour
7100004RUR Soya Standards - Protein Isolate

1Number of Tests: 96
2Number of Tests: 960
3includes 10 Plates and 96 Wells

Item No.ProductDescription
Readers for Result Quantification
EQOLE4700StatFax® 4700 ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)to be used for GMOChek only
EQOLE1495ELx800 UV Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.)to be used for GMOChek and SeedChek ELISA products
EQOLE1408ChroMate® 4300 ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)to be used for GMOChek and SeedChek ELISA products

 

 

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