Charm Sciences Introduces First Aflatoxin Grain Test with Water-Based Extraction Solution

Lawrence, MA (PressExposure) October 01, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ Charm Sciences, Inc. introduces its ROSA® BEST Aflatoxin P/N Test Kit using an eco-friendly extraction solution.

Until now, aflatoxin detection in feed and grain has required the use of hazardous extraction solvents such as ethanol or methanol. Charm’s new BEST (Biodegradable Extraction Solution Technology) qualitative lateral flow test uses an aqueous-based, alcohol-free extraction solution that is safe for test operators and the environment.

The BEST solution is non-toxic and non-flammable, ensuring a low environmental impact and reduced storage, shipping and disposal costs compared to alcohol extractions.

The ROSA BEST Aflatoxin P/N Test follows the same simple Rapid One Step Assay (ROSA) procedure as other Charm ROSA mycotoxin tests and can be run on the same equipment. Positive or Negative results are provided after a quick 3-minute incubation.

The ROSA BEST Aflatoxin P/N Test heralds a major advancement for mycotoxin detection. “Charm plans to expand the BEST format to additional mycotoxin tests,” said Mark Tess, Mycotoxin Product Manager at Charm Sciences. “The BEST product line is another example of Charm’s commitment to provide innovative, easy-to-use, sustainable solutions.”

About Charm Sciences, Inc. Charm Sciences is a world leader in the provision of food and feed safety diagnostics. Backed by its 31-year history, Charm Sciences is firmly committed to providing unique food safety solutions that maximize brand protection, quality and value to the customer, and ultimately to the consumer. Introduced in 1999, Charm’s ROSA lateral flow tests are now the leading residue diagnostic tests employed by the food industry worldwide. The ROSA grain-test portfolio covers the “A to Z” in mycotoxins, ranging from aflatoxin to zearalenone.

Contact: Charm Sciences, Inc. Telephone: +1 978.687.9200 Fax: +1 978.687.9216 E-Mail: info ( @ ) charm dot com Web:

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About Charm Sciences

Charm Sciences is a world leading provider of food and water safety diagnostic tests. Charm has become a leading supplier in its field through product innovation, scientific excellence and professional support. Charm’s extensive diagnostics portfolio includes test kits and integrated programs for antibiotic residues, mycotoxins, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end-product microbial assessment, allergen control, and ATP. Charm serves the food, beverage, water, health care, pharmaceutical, personal care, environmental, and industrial markets through distributors in more than 70 countries.

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