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Sensitive test systems to analyze wine, beer, juices and other beverages

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When producing fruit juices, alcoholic beverages, potable water or other beverages, many steps need to be controlled and monitored to obtain safe and high quality products.

R-Biopharm test kits can be applied throughout the whole beverage production chain: from raw materials to intermediates to final products, from the inspection of incoming goods to hygiene monitoring and finally to product analysis for correct labeling. Our large portfolio of different test formats can be used to analyze fruit juices and concentrates, alcoholic beverages (e.g. wine, beer, spirits), potable water and non-dairy drinks (e.g. soy milk, almond milk).

Beverage spoilage

Spoilage organisms are a major problem especially in the beverage industry. Contaminations with spoilage bacteria and yeasts such as Lactobacillus brevis or Saccharomyces diastaticus can significantly affect product quality and taste (e.g. turbidity, off-flavors), and as a consequence, can have severe financial impact. For fast and specific screening and detection of microbiological spoilage parameters in beverages, a wide product line of qPCR kits is offered.

Acids, sugars, alcohols and additives

The quality of wine and beer is based on several parameters. By testing critical parameters such as citric acid, malic acid, acetic acid, ascorbic acid, lactic acid, glucose, fructose, sucrose, iron or ethanol during production, corrective measures can be taken to ensure the highest possible output and to avoid discard. Many enzymatic methods have been validated by international organizations such as the OIV (International Wine Office), EU and AOAC.

Allergens

Allergenic ingredients such as gluten, lactose, soy or nuts must be labeled in most countries. Yet, unintended contamination during storage and production of beverages is very common. Additionally, fining agents such as milk protein (casein), egg (ovalbumin) or lysozyme used in wine can remain in the finished product and must be labeled. Red wine also contains high levels of histamine which may be problematic for allergic persons. In beer labeled as gluten-free, the gluten content must be tested in order to protect consumers.

Vitamins

Many beverages, particularly fruit juices, are enriched with vitamins. Juice processing companies need accurate data on the concentration of vitamins added not only to meet regulatory and consumer requirements for package labelling, but also to closely control vitamin dosage in production. The concentration of vitamin C can degrade by up to 16 % during storage. Yet, the vitamin content in the product has to match with the label on the package until the end of the declared shelf life.

Mycotoxins

Grains and fruits may be contaminated with mycotoxins (toxic metabolites of molds) and should therefore be tested before they are used in beverage production. The mycotoxin Ochratoxin A is typically found in wine, while Aflatoxin, Fumonisin and Vomitoxin are often found in beer. Patulin may occur in apple juice and apple liqueurs. Due to the frequent occurrence of mycotoxins and their severe toxic effects, many countries have set maximum levels, e.g. 2 μg/kg Ochratoxin A in wine in the European Union.

Product portfolio

ProductDescriptionNo. of tests/amountArt. No.
GEN-IAL® Dekkera bruxellensis Standard DNA

Quantification of Dekkera bruxellensis in beverages (e.g. wine and grape must) by real-time PCR.

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1 x Standard 1 200000 cfus / 2.5 μL DNA (D. bruxellensis, freeze-dried) Q360
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Zygosaccharomyces bailii white

Detection of Zygosaccharomyces bailii in wine and grape must by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q563
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Zygosaccharomyces bailii low

Detection of Zygosaccharomyces bailii in wine and grape must by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions (tubes incl. Lyticase and IC-DNA) Q562
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Dekkera spp.

Detection of Dekkera spp. in beverages (e.g. beer, wine, grape must) by real-time PCR. The following species are detected: D. bruxellensis, D. anomala, D. custersiana, D. naardenensis and D. nanus.

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50 reactions Q555
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Dekkera spp. white

Detection of Dekkera spp. in wine and grape must by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q553
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Dekkera spp. low

Detection of Dekkera spp. in beverages (e.g. beer, wine, grape must) by real-time PCR. The following species are detected: D. bruxellensis, D. anomala, D. custersiana, D. naardenensis and D. nanus

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48 reactions Q552
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Dekkera spp. high

Detection of Dekkera spp. in wine and grape must by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q551
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast differentiation white

Differentiation of 12 beer spoilage yeasts in beer and mixed beer drinks: Saccharomyces exiguus Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus Saccharomyces bayanus / pastorianus Saccharomycodes ludwigii Torulaspora delbrückii Klyveromyces marxianus …

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96 reactions for 12 samples Q543
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast differentiation low

Differentiation of 12 beer spoilage yeasts in beer and mixed beer drinks: Saccharomyces exiguus Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus Saccharomyces bayanus / pastorianus Saccharomycodes ludwigii Torulaspora delbrückii Klyveromyces marxianus …

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96 reactions for 12 samples (tubes contain lyticase). Q542
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wild yeast 2 low

Detection of wild yeast in beverages by real-time PCR. The following yeasts are detected: Candida glabrata Candida albicans Candida kefyr Candida intermedia Candida parapsilosis Candida sake Candida tropicalis Naumovozyma dairenensis Pichia …

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48 reactions Q532
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wild yeast 1

Detection of wild yeast in beverages by real-time PCR. The following yeasts are detected: Dekkera anomala Dekkera bruxellensis Dekkera custersiana Dekkera naardenensis Debaromyces hansenii Hanseniaspora guillermondii Hanseniaspora osmophila …

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50 reactions Q525
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Dekkera bruxellensis quantitative FAM/HEX

Qualitative and quantitative detection of Dekkera bruxellensis in wine and grape must.

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50 reactions Q395
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Dekkera bruxellensis quantitative FAM/ROX

Qualitative and quantitative detection of Dekkera bruxellensis in wine and grape must.

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50 reactions Q385
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Dekkera bruxellensis quantitative white

Qualitative and quantitative detection of Dekkera bruxellensis in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q373
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Dekkera bruxellensis quantitative low

Qualitative and quantitative detection of Dekkera bruxellensis in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions (freeze-dried, tubes incl. Lytikase and IC-DNA). Q372
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening without yeast low MG

Qualitative detection of Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Oenococcus oeni and acetic acid bacteria in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q334
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening without yeast white

Qualitative detection of Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Oenococcus oeni and acetic acid bacteria in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q333
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening without yeast low

Qualitative detection of Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Oenococcus oeni and acetic acid bacteria in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q332
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening low MG

Qualitative detection and differentiation of bacterial and yeast contaminations in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q324
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening white

Qualitative detection and differentiation of bacterial and yeast contaminations in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q323
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening low

Qualitative detection and differentiation of bacterial and yeast contaminations in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q322
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Saccharomyces diastaticus high

Detection of Saccharomyces diastaticus in beverages by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q181
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening without yeast high

Qualitative detection of Lactobacilli, Pediococci, Oenococcus oeni and acetic acid bacteria in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q331
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wine Screening high

Qualitative detection and differentiation of bacterial and yeast contaminations in wine and grape must.

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48 reactions Q321
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wild yeast 2

Detection of wild yeast in beverages by real-time PCR. The following yeasts are detected: Candida glabrata Candida albicans Candida kefyr Candida intermedia Candida parapsilosis Candida sake Candida tropicalis Naumovozyma dairenensis Pichia …

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50 reactions Q535
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Wild yeast 1 low

Detection of wild yeast in beverages by real-time PCR. The following yeasts are detected: Dekkera anomala Dekkera bruxellensis Dekkera custersiana Dekkera naardenensis Debaromyces hansenii Hanseniaspora guillermondii Hanseniaspora osmophila …

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48 reactions Q522
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Lactobacillus spp. / Pediococcus spp.

Qualitative detection of Lactobacillus spp. and Pediococcus spp. in beverages.

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48 reactions
tube strips (freeze-dried, incl. IC-DNA)
QTLP0048*
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN P1 Screening without yeast high

Qualitative detection of bacterial contaminations in beer and mixed beer drinks.

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48 reactions
tube strips (freeze-dried, incl. IC-DNA)
Q031
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Saccharomyces diastaticus low

Detection of Saccharomyces diastaticus in beverages by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q182
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN P1 and S. diastaticus Screening high

Qualitative detection of bacterial and S.diastaticus contaminations in filtrated beer and mixed beer drinks and yeast containing samples.

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48 reactions
tube strips (freeze-dried, incl. IC-DNA and lyticase)
Q041
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast differentiation high

Differentiation of 12 beer spoilage yeasts in beer and mixed beer drinks. The following yeast are differentiated: Saccharomyces exiguus Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus Saccharomyces bayanus / pastorianus Saccharomycodes ludwigii …

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96 reactions for 12 samples (tubes contain lyticase). Q541
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN P1 Screening and Hop resistance high

Qualitative detection of bacterial contaminations and the hop resistance genes hor A and hor C as genetic markers for beer-spoilage microorganisms in beer and mixed beer drinks.

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48 reactions Q051
GEN-IAL® Pichia membranaefaciens

Real-time PCR-Kit for the detection of Pichia membranaefaciens.

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50 reactions Q930
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Wickerhamomyces anomalus

Detection of Wickerhamomyces anomalus in beverages (e.g. beer, wine, grape must) by real-time PCR.

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50 reactions Q175
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN® Yeast Top fermented high

Real-time PCR-Kit for the detection of top-fermented yeast.

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48 reactions Q151
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Yeast Bottom fermented high

Detection of bottom-fermented yeast in beverages by real-time PCR.

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48 reactions Q161
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Pectinatus / Megasphaera differentiation low

Real-time PCR-Kit for the detection of Pectinatus spp. and Megasphaera spp in beverages.

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48 reactions Q112
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Beer yeast and bacteria differentiation high

Differentiation of beer spoilage bacteria and yeast in beer and mixed beer drinks. The following bacteria and yeasts are differentiated: Lactobacilli Pediococci Acetic acid bacteria Enterobacteriaceae Bottom-fermented yeast Top-fermented yeast Wild …

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96 PCR reactions (24 samples)
12 stripes
Q071
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Hop resistance

Qualitative detection and differentiation of the hop resistance genes hor A / hor C / hit A and ORF 5 as genetic markers for beer-spoilage microorganisms.

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50 reactions Q105
GEN-IAL® QuickGEN Beer differentiation high

Differentiation of beer spoilage bacteria and yeast in beer and mixed beer drinks. The following bacteria and yeast are differentiated: L. acetotolerans, L. backii, L. brevis/L. brevisimilis/L. parabrevis, L. lindneri, L. casei/ L paracasei, L. …

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12 strips à 8 tubes (one strip per sample, tube 2 contains lyticase) for 12 samples. Q081
GEN-IAL® Biogenic amines

Real-time PCR kit for the detection of biogenic amines producing lactic acid bacteria in wine.

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50 reactions Q345
SureFast® Enterobacteriaceae Screening PLUS

The test detects Enterobacteriaceae DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions F5507
SureFast® Parasitic Water Panel 4plex

The SureFast® Parasitic Water Panel 4plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection and differentiation of Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium spp.. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control …

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100 reactions F5506
SureFast® Legionella 3plex

The SureFast® Legionella 3plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions F5505
SureFast® Pseudomonas aeruginosa PLUS

The SureFast® Pseudomonas aeruginosa PLUS is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection of a specific DNA sequence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5503
SureFast® Escherichia coli PLUS

The test detects Escherichia coli DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5157
SureFast® Cronobacter sakazakii PLUS

SureFast® Cronobacter sakazakii PLUS is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection of Cronobacter sakazakii DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5115
SureFast® Cronobacter PLUS

The test detects Cronobacter spp. DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5114
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