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Nucleic Acid Extraction & Stabilization

Nucleic Acid Extraction & Stabilization

ALS Life Sciences Portugal and Invitek Molecular are highly dedicated to the development of innovative biotechnological solutions. Together, both companies offer a comprehensive portfolio of nucleic acid extraction and detection solutions to meet the demands of food testing and research, as a bundled one-stop solution for molecular diagnostics.

Invitek Molecular develops and markets nucleic acid purification solutions that enable manual and automated DNA/RNA extraction from virtually any sample material. They offer both custom and off-the-shelf products. In addition, they provide custom development and contract manufacturing services to biotech companies around the world. With more than 20 years of experience, their nucleic acid solutions cover all challenges from the idea to the realization of a marketable product according to CE-IVD.

Why is reliable DNA/RNA extraction essential?

Nucleic acid extraction is a critical step for target identification by PCR analysis in processed food and feed products. The yield, purity, and quality of the nucleic acids are key aspects that influence the outcome of the analytical results. There are several factors that can affect the DNA/RNA suitability for PCR amplification:

  • Highly processed food
  • UV radiation and heat treatments (canned food)
  • Chemical treatments (addition of preservatives, colorants, etc.)
  • PCR inhibitors (high salt, fat and polysaccharide levels)

Invitek’s has developed and improved its methods and kits to overcome these limitations, being able to isolate quality DNA/RNA from foodstuffs and attaining the stringency of testing requirements of the clinical and food industries.

Please visit https://www.invitek-molecular.com/products.html for more information.