Saengvith Science Hosts Bangkok Seminar

Saengvith Science Co., Ltd., Charm Sciences’ exclusive Thailand distributor, hosted a seminar in early April titled “Determination of Mycotoxins in Feeds & Grain by Lateral Flow Technique.”

The seminar was held at the prestigious ChaoPhya Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Approximately 40 people, from major Thai feed mills, feed traders and government laboratories attended.

Charm Sciences supported the seminar by sending their senior consultant for SE Asia, Mr. Dirk van Dam. Dirk presented an overview of Charm Sciences’ products and detailed the Mycotoxin test platform for feeds and grain.

Charm Sciences’ Mycotoxin test platform consists of ROSA (Rapid One Step Assay) Quantitative Lateral Flow tests and an integrated incubator / reader, the Charm EZ-M system. Currently there are tests available for Aflatoxins, DON/Vomitoxin, Zearalenone, Ochratoxin A, Fumonisin, and T2/HT2. Dirk highlighted Charm’s patented Water Extraction Technology (WET); a simple extraction procedure that utilizes water and eliminates the use of organic solvents.

Dirk also demonstrated that Charm’s easy to use, rapid, and relatively low cost ROSA lateral flow (LF) Mycotoxin tests show excellent correlation with time consuming and expensive reference methods like HPLC.

The second half of the seminar was used for demonstration of the EZ-M system and the ROSA LF Mycotoxin test. The attendants were able to run tests on various corn samples themselves. The hands-on experience was highly beneficial to the attendees, and overall, the seminar was considered a great success.

About Charm Sciences

Established in 1978 in Greater Boston, Charm Sciences helps protect consumers, manufacturers, and global brands from a variety of issues through the development of food safety, water quality, and environmental diagnostics tests and equipment. Selling directly and through its network of distributors, Charm’s products serve the dairy, feed and grain, food and beverage, water, healthcare, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries around the globe.