Workshop 1
Assessing grain contamination:
the future of quantifiable decision-point diagnostics

Sponsored by EnviroLogix

With the awareness of mono and co-occurring mycotoxin contamination increasing, the need for easy, accurate, and comprehensive decision-point testing has never been more critical to assessing grain quality and maximising operational efficiency. Effective, flexible solutions must be created to keep pace with evolving market needs. EnviroLogix Inc. is a leading producer of mycotoxin and GMO tests serving the food and feed safety market. The company was the first to offer LFD technology for mycotoxin screening and remains committed to delivering innovative solutions to its markets.
This workshop discussed the innovative diagnostic solutions offered by EnviroLogix that improve operational efficiency in this evolving market.


Workshop 2
Biochip array technology:
Towards accurate multi-analyte and multi-matrix multiplex testing

Sponsored by Randox Food Diagnostics

New horizons for mycotoxin testing have been established by means of the Biochip array technology (BAT). This technology encompasses sensitivity, simplicity, rapidity, accuracy and ruggedness. Different matrices (cereals, cereal products, grains, grain products, feed) can be analysed for up to ten mycotoxins, quantitatively, simultaneously in one run. The technology has revolutionised mycotoxin routine testing in the food and feed industry, as well as generating detailed surveillance data for governmental food safety programmes.


Workshop 3
Improving mycotoxin analysis with novel LC-MS/MS workflows

Sponsored by Sciex

Mycotoxin analysis continues to evolve with research and regulations requiring comprehensive coverage of ever more analytes. LC-MS/MS has become an essential tool in such analysis thanks to its accurate quantitation and confirmation of multiple target analytes in a wide variety of matrices. However, this diversity of complex matrices and challenging analytes often requires greater performance characteristics than many traditional instruments can deliver. In this workshop it was discussed how new MS technology is helping to stay ahead of the game, with the evolution of both nominal and accurate mass spectrometry offering greater compound coverage, more comprehensive confirmation and, most importantly, robust workflows which offer laboratories great confidence when reporting accurate quantitation results.


Workshop 4
A user perspective (Eurofins, UK) on improving workflow for ochratoxin analysis through automation with RIDA®CREST and IMMUNOPREP® ONLINE

Sponsored by R-Biopharm

R-Biopharm Rhône has worked in collaboration with Eurofins, UK to develop methods for a wide range of difficult commodities such as spices and coffee for the automated determination of ochratoxin. During the workshop Eurofins, UK discussed the validation of the IMMUNOPREP® ONLINE ochratoxin cartridges and the results and benefits they found using this system for routine analysis of a wide range of samples.