Molecular quality control
Molecular quality control has special meaning in quite different fields.
Modern biotechnological production procedures such as for example the production of insulin, hyaluronic acid, streptokinase, antibiotics or also for bacterial cultures require the application of bioreactors. Our molecular quality control analyses the products with regard to
■ possible microbial contaminations
■ the identity of the microorganism
■ the composition of the microbial cultures.
v Consumables (materials and reagents) Modern molecular-biological procedures including DNA- and RNA-analytics as well as cell biology require flawless materials and reagents. Our molecular quality control proves
■ the absence of contaminating DNA (microbial, human)
■ the absence of contaminating DNase (microbial, human)
■ the absence of contaminating RNase (microbial, human)
■ the absence of PCR inhibitors
■ the absence of endotoxins
■ the absence of cytotoxicity
in these products.
We carry out the DNA- and RNA-analytics exclusively by means of quantitative / qualitative
PCR / RT-PCR.
v Pharmaceutical industry
In the production of biological pharmaceuticals (e. g. probiotics, bacterial lysates) our quality control serves
■ to prove / exclude contamination
■ to prove characteristic features of the micro-organisms specific for the respective product
■ to prove the genetic identity of the respective microorganisms along the production chain
■ to the proof of the biological activity of the respective product
■ to exclude pathogenicity of the respective product.
v Cosmetics industry
The cosmetics industry increasingly uses DNA-based tests for the molecular and microbiological quality control of its products. We are able to contribute to high class quality of cosmetics by means of our molecular quality control methods regarding, for example,
v Food and animal feed industry
In the food and animal feed industry we determine by means of our molecular-biological analyses of food and feeds
■ the presence of allergens
■ the type of animal species
■ the type of plants
■ the presence of microoragnisms (quantification, characterisation, pathogenicity)
■ antibiotic resistance
■ antioxidative properties (FRAP-, ORAC- and TEAC-test).