Neogen launches water-based aflatoxin screening test

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 24, 2018 — Neogen has developed the first screening test for aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction.

Neogen’s new Reveal® MAX for Aflatoxin can accurately screen corn and wheat samples at 20 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin in only 3 minutes. Results produced on the simple new test can be read visually.

“Screening corn and wheat for the presence of aflatoxin does not get any easier — or safer — than using Reveal MAX for Aflatoxin,” said Mary Gadola, Neogen’s product manager for its natural toxin products. “The test’s water-based extraction procedure completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the testing process.”

Neogen also offers a water-based mycotoxin test in a quantitative test strip format, Reveal Q+ MAX. The Reveal Q+ MAX test strips are read in a lateral flow test reader to deliver precise results in only minutes.

Neogen offers the most comprehensive range of food safety diagnostic test products for foodborne bacteria, mycotoxins, drugs, allergens, and other concerns. Its full line of mycotoxin test kits detect aflatoxin, aflatoxin M1, deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2, and zearalenone.

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants.

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