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 quantitative format. While qualitative LFDs can be read visually, quantitative tests are used with the AgraVision™ reader, to provide objective results and secure a 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 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. Product Trait LOD
TraitChek TM 
70000111, 7000011-S3  AgraStrip® RUR-HS Bulk Grain CP4 EPSPS 0.125 % in corn
0.1 % in canola
0.167 % in alfalfa
70000141, 7000014-S3 AgraStrip® RUR Bulk Grain CP4 EPSPS 0.1 % in soy and sugarbeets in 5 min; 0.143 % in soy in 3 min
70000171 AgraStrip® RUR Seed and Leaf CP4 EPSPS qualitative
70000211 AgraStrip® CspB Bulk Seed CspB 0.9 % in corn
70000221 AgraStrip® CspB Seed and Leaf CspB qualitative
70000251 AgraStrip® Cry1Ab Bulk Grain Bt-Cry1Ab 0.9 % in corn
70000261 AgraStrip® Cry1Ab Seed and Leaf Bt-Cry1Ab qualitative
70000281 AgraStrip® Cry1F Seed and Leaf Bt-Cry1F qualitative
70000411 AgraStrip® Cry3Bb Bulk Grain Bt-Cry3Bb 0.125 % in corn
70000421 AgraStrip® Cry3Bb Seed and Leaf Bt-Cry3Bb qualitative
70000431, 7000043-S3 AgraStrip® LL Bulk Grain PAT 0.9 % in corn and sugarbeet, 2 % in canola, 0.5 % in soy
70000441 AgraStrip® Cry1Ab/LL Bulk Grain Combo Bt-Cry1Ab, PAT 0.9 % in corn
70000451 AgraStrip® LL Seed and Leaf PAT qualitative
70000481 AgraStrip LL Bulk Grain for Rice PAT 0.05 % in LLRice62, 2 % in LLRice61
70000531 AgraStrip® Cry1F Bulk Grain (water extract) Bt-Cry1F 0.9 % in corn
70000541 AgraStrip® Triple Trait Seed and Leaf CP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb qualitative
70000551 AgraStrip® Cry34Ab1 Bulk Grain Bt-Cry34Ab1 0.125 % in corn
70000601 AgraStrip® PMI Leaf  PMI depends on the trait
70000641 AgraStrip® Triple Trait Seed & Leaf  CP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (1Ab, 1Ac, 1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb1 depends on the trait
70000701 AgraStrip® Cry1Ac Seed and Leaf Cry1Ac qualitative
70000711 AgraStrip® Cry1Ac Bulk Grain Cry1Ac 0.9 % in cotton
70000921 AgraStrip® VIP Seed and Leaf VIP3A qualitative
70000931 AgraStrip® VIP Bulk Grain VIP3A 0.33 % in corn
70000941 AgraStrip® Cry2Ab, Seed and Leaf Trait Check Bt-Cry2Ab qualitative
70000971 AgraStrip® eCry3.1Ab Bulk Grain eCry3.1Ab 0.25 % in corn
70000981 AgraStrip® eCry3.1Ab Seed and Leaf eCry3.1Ab qualitative
70000991 AgraStrip® Cry1Ac-S Bulk Grain Cry1Ac

depends on method

71200501 AgraStrip® RUR Toasted Meal CP4 EPSPS 0.9% in toasted soy
78060001 AgraStrip® Triple Trait Bulk Grain CP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb 0.1 % in corn
9.5 % in corn
9.5 % in corn
78806112 AgraStrip® Corn Comb w/VIP3A CP4 EPSPS, PAT, Bt-Cry1A (Bt-Cry1Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac, Bt-Cry1A.105), Bt-Cry3Bb, Bt-Cry1F, Bt-Cry34Ab1, VIP3A depends on the trait
78806212 AgraStrip® Quantitative Low-LOD Corn Comb CP4 EPSPS, Cry1A.105, Cry3Bb, Cry1F, PAT, Cry34Ab1, VIP3A depends on the trait
78806222 AgraStrip® Quantitative Corn Comb Bulk Grain CP4 EPSPS, Cry3Bb, Cry1A.105, Cry1F, Cry34Ab1, PAT, and/or VIP3A depends on the trait
78806232 AgraStrip® Quantitative Soy Comb CP4 EPSPS, PAT depends 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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