Romer Labs

AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® Test System introduced

Romer Labs, a leading provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industries, is  unveiling the AgraStrip® Pro WATEX®test system for the rapid and simple on-site quantification of four commonly regulated mycotoxins (total aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, total fumonisin, and zearalenone) in a variety of agricultural commodities. The AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® system builds upon its predecessor system by streamlining extraction, fully automating the assay and improving accuracy and usability.

Designed with the needs of those who test in mind, the AgraStrip® Pro WATEX®system makes mycotoxin testing more efficient, simplifying workflow and allowing for optimal time management. The entire test procedure is completed in 10 minutes, with the assay itself taking only four minutes.

With the newly developed AgraVision™ Pro reader, the system allows for the independent and simultaneous testing of up to four samples in an intuitive, walk-away procedure.The reader automates timing, temperature and flow, eliminating the potential for handling errors. Its robust design and integrated incubator ensure that it can secure precise, quantitative results even in the toughest of conditions.  Data management and reporting is made simpler with blockchain-enabled test strips and easy connectivity to PCs and a printer.

All AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® mycotoxin kits share a common, water-based extraction and dilution procedure, eliminating the need for organic solvents that can harm both the user and the environment.

Eva Wanzenböck, Managing Director, Romer Labs: “We began our quest to reimagine our AgraStrip® system by asking those who test for mycotoxins on-site one question: What is it that you need from a mycotoxin test kit? The result is the AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® system. With this new solution, we once again unite our drive for usability with our obsession for analytical precision. AgraStrip® Pro WATEX® proves that the reliable quantification of mycotoxins doesn’t have to come at the cost of user-friendliness.”