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Contamination Of Cereals Samples By Aflatoxins Molecules

AflaSensor Quanti is a rapid assay in dipstick format detecting quantitatively the contamination of cereals samples by Aflatoxins molecules.

Aflatoxins are poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals that are produced by certain molds (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay, and grains. They are regularly found in improperly stored staple commodities such as cassava, chili peppers, corn, cotton seed, millet, peanuts, rice, sorghum, sunflower seeds, tree nuts, wheat, and a variety of spices.

When contaminated food is processed, aflatoxins enter the general food supply where they have been found in both pet and human foods, as well as in feedstocks for agricultural animals. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products, and meat.

Children are particularly affected by aflatoxin exposure, which leads to stunted growth, delayed development, liver damage, and liver cancer. Adults have a higher tolerance to exposure, but are also at risk. No animal species is immune. Aflatoxins are among the most carcinogenic substances known.

Aflatoxins are most commonly ingested, but the most toxic type of aflatoxin, B1, can permeate through the skin. 

AflaSensor Quanti

NEW Version Of Our AlfaSensor Quanti - KIT062-V2

This new version, called Version 2, has undergone the following changes :

  • The all test can be done now at Room Temperature, easily performed on site or in the lab with a simple extraction step.
  • Our test is rapid with two incubation steps of 3 minutes and 7 minutes
  • Detection range from 2 to 20 ppb (for maize), adapted to the MRLs in EU

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