R-BioTube, the video channel by R-Biopharm, is the perfect tool for you if you want to learn more about food and feed analysis. Gain valuable insights – directly from our food analysis experts.

Analyse sea food on marine biotoxins

Marine biotoxins are natural chemicals that accumulate in fish and shellfish. They are triggered by certain types of toxic algae. The incidence will increase in the next few years, so it is important to analyse sea food. Ronald Niemeijer tells you more about.

The automated solution for DNA preparation

The TANBead Maelstrom™ 8 Autostage in combination with the SureFast® Mag PREP Food is an automated DNA purification solution for food and feed samples. Bring productivity to your laboratory with the fully automated extraction instrument for different applications and matrices at the same time.

How reference material makes your mycotoxin analysis more reliable

Mycotoxin testing imposes unique challenges to analytical laboratories. Complicated matrices, inhomogeneously spread contaminations, very low levels are just a few challenges to be met. The importance of choosing the right sampling, method, sample preparation and analytical method is obvious. The use of certified mycotoxin reference materials as well as mycotoxin quality control materials will strengthen your quality assurance in mycotoxin testing.

PCR: Time to cut costs – with reliable results

Do you still pay so much for external analysis costs? Or do you have trouble with false-positive results or cross-reactions? You haven’t thought about in-house testing using real-time PCR yet? Being independent from external service labs? It is so easy. That’s see!

5 reasons for using PCR in allergen analysis

When testing for allergens in food, most laboratories use immunological methods such as ELISA. However, real-time PCR can provide distinct advantages. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer sums up what you should know about allergens and PCR.

Guarantee safe food for people with egg allergy

Eggs are a popular ingredient in many dishes and processed foods — a challenge for allergic people. In order to protect affected people from the unintentional consumption of foods containing egg, a correct labelling on the list of ingredients is of great importance. In this video, Jasmin Wolf explains what to consider when producing egg-free food.

PCR analysis the easy way

Real-time PCR has proved to be a reliable and efficient analysis method in many areas. For laboratories who have avoided up to now the investments for PCR analysis, the new compact RIDA®CYCLER now makes it easy to get started. In this short video, Ronald Niemeijer presents the instrument in more detail.

Antibiotic residues: How contaminated is our food?

In industrial animal husbandry, animals are often treated with antibiotics, which may result in residues in animal products if used incorrectly. Consumption of contaminated food is a health risk. And there are more problems, as Ronald Niemeijer explains in this video.

Detecting fish fraud with real-time PCR

Fish is among the most counterfeited foods. The differences between a cod fillet and a cheaper pangasius are barely visible to the naked eye. Suitable test systems such as real-time PCR are needed for this. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer explains the method in more detail.

Multi-mycotoxin testing: a mycotoxin rarely comes alone

Heavy precipitation during the flowering season favored the growth of mold in many regions this year, leading to mycotoxin contamination in the harvest – often even with several types of mycotoxins at the same time. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer explains how to analyze multiple mycotoxins simultaneously.

ELISA analysis: Which equipment do you need?

ELISA is a test method with many advantages: it allows fast and specific quantitative analyses while being efficient and easy to perform. However, before a laboratory can start with ELISA, certain equipment is needed. In this video, David Steinmann presents a small and innovative reader for ELISA plates, the RIDA®ABSORBANCE 96.

Brettanomyces in wine

Brettanomyces yeasts cause the so-called “Brett“ off-flavor: an unpleasant smell of horse stable, leather, sweat or even urine. Early detection of a possible contamination is of great interest for winemakers. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer presents a fast and precise method for this.

On the trail of beer spoilage bacteria

In general, beer is not a likely habitat for microorganisms: the alcohol content, the low pH value, the anaerobic atmosphere, the hop bitters and the limited nutrient supply make beer a rather hostile environment. However, some bacteria have adapted to this environment. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer explains how to detect them.

Zilpaterol in the focus of residue analysis

Certain feed additives can increase weight gain during fattening. One of these controversial substances is zilpaterol. In this video, Dr. Thomas Nick explains the risks associated with feeding zilpaterol.

Food fraud: how to detect meat adulteration

Deceptive labelling, prohibited additives or the substitution of expensive ingredients with cheaper components: Food fraud is an increasing problem worldwide. In this video, Dr. Caroline Knoll explains how to detect meat adulteration.

Gluten-free oats: how to ensure safe oat products

Being rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, oats are a valuable addition to the diet – especially for the gluten-free diet. However, the manufacturing of gluten-free oat products has some pitfalls.

How to start with vitamin analysis

Measuring the vitamin content of foods can be complicated. Smaller laboratories often avoid the effort and hire external labs for the analysis. But with the right tools, vitamin analysis can be done very easily and economically.

How effective is your Salmonella monitoring?

Salmonella is the most common cause of food poisoning in the EU with over 100,000 reported illnesses every year. In this video, Ronald Niemeijer shows you how to detect Salmonella contamination in an effective way.

Sampling: the key to reliable analysis

In mycotoxin analysis, the reliability of a test result depends not only on the test system used. Representative sampling and appropriate sample preparation have a much greater influence.

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