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AGAT Laboratories has put forth significant investments in the purchasing and operation of the most advanced, state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology used in the food industry today. Our determination to provide the highest level of accuracy and reliability of results to our clients continues to be a focal point of the company objectives, setting us ahead of the competition.

Food Testing Instrumentation

The technology housed in our Food Testing Division allows for low detection limits coupled with high precision results.
   
Our food chemistry technology includes:

  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for the analysis of sugars and vitamins.
  • Gas Chromatography (GCFID) for the quantification of fatty acids and cholesterol.
  • Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP) analysis for metals and minerals.

The BAX Q7 Instrumentation

Our microbiology technology is highlighted by the BAX Q7 instrumentation that is renowned as a superior method for the precise detection of food-borne pathogens.

Our BAX Q7 produces results that are easily interpreted and quickly determined. Based on Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis, this method assists in the detection of multiple pathogens simultaneously. Up to 96 samples can be analyzed at the same time including raw materials, finished products and environmental samples.

This system automatically amplifies and detects pathogens while avoiding cross-contamination. It identifies micro-organisms on a genetic level, reporting their species differentiation along with their quantitative details.
 
The analytical capabilities of our BAX Q7 include:

  • Salmonella
  • Listeria spp.
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Enterobacter sakazakii

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