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Bioo Scientific Launches ELISA to Detect Beta-Lactam Antibiotics in Food

Today Bioo Scientific launched the MaxSignal® Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit which detects a broad range of beta-lactam antibiotics in food products.

Austin, TX, March 15, 2010 --( Bioo Scientific, a world leader in food safety testing, today announced the availability of its MaxSignal® Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit. This kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay that quantitatively detects a broad range of beta-lactam antibiotics including ampicillin, penicillin G, amoxicillin, cloxacillin, oxacillin and cephalosporins (i.e. cefoperazone, ceftiofur, etc) in milk, meat, tissue, fish, urine and plasma samples.

According to Dr Marianna Goldrick, Senior Scientist at Bioo Scientific, “Bioo Scientific continues to expand its portfolio of innovative products, which allows the food industry to ensure that its products meet global safety standards. The MaxSignal® Beta-Lactam ELISA Test Kit that we launched today detects a broader range of antibiotics than other beta-lactam ELISAs. This kit allows food industry professionals to ensure the safety of their products without increasing their expense or the time required to test for additional antibiotic contaminants.”

With a detection limit of 0.4 ppb for most sample types, the MaxSignal® Beta Lactam ELISA Test Kit allows for the accurate detection of beta-lactams at or below their maximum residue limits. The sample prep protocols are inexpensive and fast, ranging from 10 minutes - 1 hour depending upon sample type, and offer a recovery rate of >80%. The kit includes all required reagents including standards plus a pre-coated, 96-well microtitre breakaway strip plate.

About Bioo Scientific Corporation
Bioo Scientific Corporation is an Austin, TX based biotechnology company that provides innovative solutions to the life science industry. Bioo Scientific offers a complete portfolio of products and services for academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and molecular diagnostics laboratories, and for organizations that perform food and feed safety analysis.

As a world leader in food safety testing, Bioo Scientific is dedicated to improving the safety of the world’s food and feed supply by developing accurate, affordable tools, which allow companies to readily screen for pathogens and contaminants. Bioo Scientific’s products are used around the world and can be purchased both directly or through our global distribution network that markets our products in more than 60 countries. For more information about Bioo Scientific, visit

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