Bioo Scientific Launches First ELISA to Screen Shrimp for Benzalkonium Chloride Contamination

Austin, TX, November 20, 2013 --( Bioo Scientific has released the first commercial kit designed for the detection of benzalkonium chloride, also known as BKC, in shrimp. The new MaxSignal® Benzalkonium Chloride ELISA Test Kit can detect benzalkonium chloride in shrimp tissue to levels as low as 1 ppb. The rapid ELISA-based method allows the kit to be used with no specialized training and is designed to simplify the testing for BKC to assure the safety of shrimp entering the global seafood marketplace.

Benzalkonium chloride is a cationic surfactant commonly used in aquaculture as a disinfectant and herbicide for the prevention of infection by pathogenic yeast and control of the growth of harmful algae. Benzalkonium chloride can be toxic to mammals, and many regulatory agencies are now requiring that shrimp be tested for BKC contamination prior to human consumption.

The MaxSignal Benzalkonium Chloride ELISA Test Kit is the latest addition to Bioo Scientific’s line of ELISAs for the detection of contaminants in food and feed samples. These kits are all manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008 (ISO CI#: SARA-2009-CA-0114-02-A).

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 diagnostic laboratories, and 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, allowing 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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