Vitamin determination with vitamin tests from R-Biopharm:
R-Biopharm in Darmstadt offers for the determination of watersoluble B-vitamins ELISA tests (folic acid, biotin and vitamin B12) and EASI-EXTRACT® Vitamin B12, Biotin and Folic Acid columns, which are used in conjunction with HPLC for sample purification. Novel microbiological assays in test kit format (VitaFast® Tests) have been marketed from R-Biopharm AG. The following vitamins can be determined with the VitaFast® Tests: Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pyridoxin and Inositol.
These products provide a fast, easy and reliable method of determining the content of vitamins in food products, animal feed and pharmaceutical products. With the VitaFast® tests and the EASI-EXTRACT® Vitamin B12 and Biotin columns natural and added vitamins can be determined, even at low levels.
All VitaFast® test kit components are ready-to-use. The results are available within
44 - 48 h (24 - 28h).
Further R-Biopharm offers Chicken Pancreatin (µ-Glutamylhydrolase) for determining natural folic acid in foodstuffs and animal feeds. The folylpolyglutamates are hydrolysed to folylmonoglutamates and folyldiglutamates through treatment with chicken pancreatin. The use of chicken pancreatin has proven to be particular beneficial for green vegetables, grain products and yeast.