DNA Decontamination Reagents
DNA contamination is a continuous battle we experienced in laboratories and other workspaces.
DNA contamination can be a difficult task and a challenge to control in work areas especially where tools for highly sensitive processes of DNA extraction and quantification are being used.
Labs that do not use proper DNA decontamination solutions contribute to the degradation of forensic DNA typing and impact the outcome of false negative results.
Minerva Biolabs can help you avoid this.
Our DNA Decontamination reagents can be used for the removal of DNA contaminants in any workspace.
Unlike the more common method of using 10% bleach solution, PCR Clean™ a DNA decontamination solution uses non-hazardous and biodegradable ingredients.
View all of our trusted DNA decontamination reagents below.
DNA/RNA Extraction Kit
Since the first DNA isolation was successfully done by Friedrich Miescher in 1869 and the initial DNA extraction developed from density gradient centrifugation strategies by Meselson and Stahl in 1958, many techniques for biomolecules purification has been developed. Nowadays extraction of DANN and RNA is the basic method used in molecular biology and commercial DNA extraction kits are available. Manual method has certainly come a long way over time with various commercial offerings which included a complete genomic DNA extraction kit. DNA and RNA extraction kit containing most of the components needed to isolate nucleic acid.
Halal Testing and Meat Speciation
Frequently, products need to be tested to investigate if they contain animal by-products. In other cases, ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims to eat or use on their bodies may also need to be identified. For example, foods which are not considered halal for Muslims to consume include blood and intoxicants such as alcoholic beverages.
The identification of different meats, especially in minced meat products is a serious task in food safety and from ethical perspective, especially for Muslims.
Minerva Biolabs can help you.
Minerva Biolab’s halal testing products ensure you that all foods (particularly processed foods) meet the halal meat specifications. Also, non-food items like cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, can also be tested for halal specifications.
You can explore all of our products important for meat speciation and halal testing below.
Legionella Testing Kits & Water Contamination Kits
The Legionella species, and particularly Legionella pneumophila, are important to control because they can cause legionellosis or Legionnaires’ disease in humans. The Gram-negative Legionella bacterium thrives in warm, stagnant water but it can survive under a wide range of temperatures (19° to 50°C ), pH and dissolved oxygen levels.
Legionella pneumophila has been isolated and associated with outbreaks stemming from:
- air-conditioning cooling towers
- whirlpool spas and showers
- potable water systems
- whirlpool baths
- respiratory care equipment
As water from these sources is aerosolized, individuals inhale the Legionella-containing droplets and the organism is aspirated into the lungs. The number and types of sites that should be tested must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Due to the diversity of plumbing and mechanical systems in buildings, you may need more than one sample from the suspect source. Generally, any water source that may be aerosolized should be considered a potential means for the transmission of the Legionella bacteria.
Minerva Biolabs would like to introduce to you a solution: our legionella testing kits.
Minerva Biolabs offers AquaScreen® qPCR Detection kit series specifically designed for the quantitative detection and testing of common water pathogens such as Legionella.
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Mycoplasma Contamination Test
Mycoplasmas are omnipresent. Mycoplasmas contamination testing is essential to avoid loss of time, efforts, money and good reputation for the laboratory. In cell culture laboratories, 95 % of all continuous cell line infections are caused by only six species from bovine, swine and human origin. The main source of mycoplasma contaminations today are mycoplasma-infected cell cultures used in the same laboratory. Mycoplasma contamination test and control is precondition for safety and purity of cell derived products and reliable results in scientific experiments. Minerva Biolabs mycoplasma detection test enable identification of microplasma-contamination cell-cultures. The mycoplasma contamination test is fast and reliable.
PCR Reagents & Enzymes
Minerva Biolabs is a manufacturer of a broad range of PCR consumables. The range of consumables includes Enzymes like Taq Polymerase and Proteinase K, Genomic DNA Extracts from defined microorganisms at low passage, PCR Quantification Standards containing a defined number of genome copies of a particular microorganism, DNA Amplification Mix a lyophilized ready-to-use PCR master mix, Lab Monitoring kit for tracing DNA contamination, PCR Cycler Check for validation of conventional endpoint PCR and real-time PCR (qPCR) cyclers, 10 CFU Mycoplasma Sensitive Standards according to the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Chapter 2.6.7 for Mycoplasma testing to meet legal requirements.