DSM introduces new antibiotic residue detection with fully automated testing
The company said Delvotest Accelerator Smart is suitable for milk control laboratories and dairies looking to reduce costs, bolster accuracy and achieve faster, more reliable results, while also preventing milk loss and ensuring traceability.
DSM said pressure from governments and consumers to manage and monitor the presence of antibiotic residues is growing. Antibiotic residue testing plays an important role in ensuring these products are safe for consumption, in line with global legislation and maximum antibiotic residue limits (MRL).
At the same time, it is crucial milk control laboratories and dairies can achieve optimal outputs at minimal cost.
DSM said Delvotest Accelerator Smart has fully automated incubation, and determination of control and barcode plate reading, so milk control laboratories and dairies can optimize workflows. Technicians only need to start the incubation, with no requirement to attend the device during the process – saving up to 40 minutes per plate. With a higher output of samples, the associated labor costs are reduced.
Delvotest Accelerator Smart also automatically determines control time and produces readings accordingly to further enhance reproducibility and reliability by lowering the incidence of human errors. Laboratories and dairies can also benefit from result traceability, due to the automatic results saving feature and detailed reporting – guaranteeing greater confidence and security throughout the supply chain, the company added.
In addition, the new Delvotest Accelerator Smart has a compact design, allowing multiple units to be connected to one computer. Also, as an all-in-one system, there is no need for extra incubation or reading equipment.
“Consumers place their trust in the milk production industry to deliver safe and healthy milk and milk products, so it is essential that milk control laboratories and dairies ensure testing accuracy and reliability every time. But doing so efficiently and cost-effectively hasn’t always been possible,” said Ana Lemos, global business manager milk tests at DSM.
“Automated incubation not only frees up technicians to take on other tasks, but it also produces results quicker and more reliably than traditional methods, ultimately providing the peace of mind that milk is safe and reaching consumers in the best possible condition.”