SCOTLAND – American-based food safety and biotechnology company, Neogen has introduced a portable version of its innovative Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform, allowing customers to carry out mycotoxin testing in the laboratory or anywhere they choose.

The battery-operated portable version features a lateral flow test strip reader with built-in incubation that provides an easy way to objectively analyse and store flow test results.

Called Raptor® Solo, the new device can control the timing, temperature and reading of the test strips, allowing testers to simply add sample and walk away.

They are also said to protect the integrity and consistency of testing data by processing and analyzing results without additional operator input.

“The addition of Raptor Solo provides the option of performing testing for mycotoxins wherever works best for you, whether that’s in a traditional lab setting, or anywhere else,” said Neogen’s Mary Gadola.

“We’ve developed the new Raptor Solo as a single-port unit utilizing the same technology as the larger three-port Raptor system.” 

Other befits that come with the system include barcoded test strips to identify the test type, lot and expiry, the ability to control test parameters for data integrity, connectivity options for easy testing data transfer, including Wi-Fi or USB and the use of Neogen Data Manager Software system for easy data analysis.

Raptor Solo is an addition to Neogen’s range of food safety diagnostic test products for foodborne bacteria, mycotoxins, drugs, as well as allergens.

Its mycotoxin test kit range involves aflatoxin, aflatoxin M1, deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2, and zearalenone. 

Its Animal Safety Division offers biosecurity products, animal genomics testing and animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and veterinary instruments.

The company’s one-hour listeria test kit Listeria Right Now received AOAC approval last year, providing customers with a solution to eliminate Listeria more quickly, while reducing the risk of cross-contamination of food products.