Category Archives: mycotoxin

New Mycotoxin Cleanup Columns!

Also on display this year at Pittcon were the a couple of NEW! Mycotoxin clean-up columns available from Pickering Laboratories:
AflaCLEAN SMART
The immunoaffinity column AflaCLEAN SMART is designed for sample clean-up for subsequent Aflatoxin analysis. 
This columns is smaller than the other counterparts on the market – it uses only a fraction of the solvent and yet has 100ng loading capacity as specified by the AOAC methods. 
During extraction, dilution, washing, sample loading and elution, more than 80% of the solvents can be saved.

The final elution volume is only 400uL instead of the typical 2mL – and yet has the same final concentration as with other columns.  As most methods inject only 20-50uL of sample onto the autosampler, this volume is more than enough for analysis. 

These columns can also be used with the very convenient and affordable EluVac vacuum manifold.

If you would like additional information, please email us: sales@pickeringlabs.com

DONeX
The DONeX column can be used in the sample preparation for the analysis of the mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin), which is often found on contaminated cereals and grains such as corn. 
The column is ideally suited to many common matrices such as corn, barley, oat, wheat, rye or cereal-based feed. The advantage of DONex is that these columns can also be used with complex matrices and one can stll obtain excellent recovery rates. 
DONeX is used with a sample load of 1 g for HPLC / post column / fluorescence detection or LC / MS.  By increasing the matrix load up to 4 g on column, users with HPLC / UV detection systems can reach detection limits as low as 200 ppb. 
Unlike our other Mycotoxin clean-up columns, DONeX is not an immunoaffinity column, and so it can be stored on the shelf and has an undefined shelf-life.
The DONeX clean-up column is based on a 3mL standard form and thus perfectly suitable for automated handling in the LCTech systems AcceCLEANTM and FREESTLYETM SPE
If you are interested in any additional information or would like to try a sample, please send us an email: sales@pickeringlabs.com

Pickering Products

Mycotoxins: Clean-up Columns, ELISA Kits, Post-Column Derivatization Instruments & Methods, SPE manifolds (manual & automated) for the analysis of:

Aflatoxins
Ochratoxin A
DON
Nivalenol
Fumonisin FB1, FB2
Zearalenone
Ergot Alkaloids

Post-Column Derivatization: Pinnacle PCX, Vector PCX, UVE Photochemical Reactor, Columns, Reagents, Eluants for the analysis of:

Antioxidants
Mycotoxins (individual and multi-residue)
Amino Acids
Biogenic Amines
Paralytic Shellfish Toxin
Polyether Antibiotics
Hexavalent Chromium
Vitamins
Sugars
Nitrate/Nitrite
Bromate
Carbamate Pesticides
Glyphosate Herbicide
NDELA
Formaldehyde

Sample Preparation (clean-up) Instruments:

FREESTYLE for SPE, GPC, online-concentration
FREESTYLE ThermELUTE for Aflatoxin analysis (direct inject onto HPLC)
AcceCLEAN for SPE (incl. Immunoaffinity columns)
EluVAC vacuum manifold for SPE (incl. Immunoaffinity columns)
GPC QUATTRO for manual GPC Cleanup
DECS System for the cleanup of samples for Dioxin analysis

Chemistry Products:

Artificial Perspiration
Artificial Saliva
High Purity Water

Stand-Alone OEM Syringe Pump:

For any applications requiring an inert flow path, volumes up to 70mL, and pressures up to 500psi

For More Information visit:

www.pickeringlabs.com

or email: sales@pickeringlabs.com

Pickering Laboratories Introduces Key Products to Herbal Supplements Market

By Mike Gottschalk

The Supplyside West Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19-23, is a very important Herbal Supplement Industry event. It provides important educational and networking opportunities to this $29 billion market. Since the FDA sent out required current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in 2007, the Herbal Supplement producers are working to meet the new requirements before the FDA audits. These regulations are intended to insure the quality, purity and safety of the Herbal Supplement products available today. Pickering Laboratories had a booth at the show to assist the producers and laboratories with the instrumentation, chemistry, methods, and support for the analysis and clean-up of samples for Amino Acids, Aflatoxins, Carbamate pesticides, Glyphosate Herbicides, and 23 other methods.

Click on the links to see our Latest Method Abstracts, introduced at the show:
1) MA 215: Clean-up and Determination of Alfatoxins in Peanuts and Peanut Butter 

2) MA 218: Clean-up and Analysis of Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin A in Herbs and Spices 


The annual meeting of the AOAC International in Orlando, Florida on September 20-25, also had a strong emphasis on Herbal Supplements testing. The AOAC organization is central to FDA efforts to provide analytical structure to testing methods for this newly regulated industry. Pickering Laboratories participated in the AOAC sponsored Single Laboratory Validation of Multi-residue Mycotoxin Analysis in Corn. For this work, Pickering Laboratories was awarded the “Single Lab Validation of the Year”. This pivotal work in the analysis of Mycotoxins continues in Herbal Supplements as well as agricultural products.

Send us an email to support@pickeringlabs.com to request a copy of our poster: “Clean-up and Determination of Alfatoxins in Peanuts and Peanut” from the AOAC show.

Our next show is Pittcon 2011 on March 13-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

See you there!

New Product Lines from Pickering, October 2009

Mycotoxin product line
We are now distributing Mycotoxin Immunoaffinity products for Ochratoxin and Aflatoxin. The performance and batch-to-batch reproducibility of the columns is exceptional and far exceeds that of other manufacturers. The columns can be used for any matrix, from wine and juice, to nuts and grains, to herbs and spices. Contact Sales for more information.

GPC Sample Clean up line
We have a new GPC Sample Clean-up product line! We have both automated and manual GPC cleanup systems and we also have systems that include concentration & solvent exchange, or just GPC. Sample cleanup using GPC is especially useful for fatty matrices, but also perfect for vegetable matter and spices, as well as soil & waste water.

New faster AAA columns
We now have a Lithium amino acid run which will separate 45 amino acids in 70 minutes for Physiologic fluids, an a new 30-min Sodium amino acid run which will separate the 20 amino acids commonly found in protein hydrolysate samples. These columns are for use with our Pinnacle PCX.

Histamine Product Line
Our newly launched Histamine product line consists of Dip-sticks and Elisa kits as well as Post-column derivatization for fast and in-situ testing as well as quick, reproducible, and sensitive methods for follow-up confirmation. Contact Pickering Laboratories at 1-800-654-3330 or sales@pickeringlabs.com for more information!