In just two weeks, the “analytica” will open its doors. The international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology is being held for the 25th time. The fair gives an insight into the industry’s most interesting product innovations. Today, we risk a look into the crystal ball and show you some of the most important food analysis trends of this year’s trade fair.
For this year’s analytica, we have prepared some highlights for our visitors. On Thursday afternoon, we will serve regional craft beers at our stand. Moreover, we have a newly designed stand, providing different thematic areas. This year, three major trends are in the focus of our attention: on-site testing, analytical efficiency and molecular diagnostics. Today, we are offering you a first look at what to expect:
- On-site testing: On-site food analysis is becoming increasingly important for most manufacturers. Tests that can be performed quickly on-site without extensive equipment are of great interest for a wide range of applications: from microbiological tests for hygiene monitoring to enzymatic rapid tests for beverage analysis to lateral flow tests for the detection of allergens or mycotoxins. Recently, we have developed a smartphone app that revolutionizes the analysis of rapid mycotoxin tests. At analytica, you will have the opportunity to experience the RIDA®SMART APP.
- Analytical efficiency: One of the key trends at this year’s analytica is the “future lab”. Digitalization, cloud computing and the „internet of things“ are topics that are becoming increasingly important also in the laboratory. An important element of the laboratory 4.0 is automation. Smart automated solutions allow you to perform numerous measurements simultaneously and in a standardized manner. And there are still other ways to make your daily laboratory work easier and more efficient: At our stand, we will show you practical multiplex kits and other highly efficient test systems.
- Molecular diagnostics: Molecular methods are not only used in clinical diagnostics. PCR-based test methods for the analysis of DNA sequences are of increasing interest also in food analysis. The reason is clear: PCR tests are very precise and can be used in a variety of applications – for example for the detection of bacteria and beverage spoilers, for the detection of allergens and genetically modified organisms and for the identification of animal species. At analytica, we will inform you about the state of the art of PCR technology.