Following a period of rigorous R&D process, ProGnosis Biotech achieved to create a rapid test that can detect and quantify milk from different dairy animals in a sample.
Milk adulteration, a term widely used in the dairy industry to describe milk impurities, is observed in a variety of dairy products and is a common problem of the sector.
Specifically, Prognosis Biotech’s Rapid Test Cow can trace cow’s milk in sheep’s or goat’s milk and Rapid Test Goat can trace goat’s milk in sheep’s milk. Both tests, which are available in a format of 30 or 120 sticks, can quantify results from negative to >2% adulteration, while they can detect just 0.1 % of the mixture in milk (LOD). Quantitative Rapid tests have a low procedure time of 3 minutes producing no false positive-negative results due to the presence of highly selective antibodies.
The new Rapid Tests can easily identify results with more than 50% adulteration while their simple methodology and their clear-easy to interpret results make them suitable for testing in the field as well as in the laboratory.
Moreover, Quantitative Rapid tests can detect milk adulteration in cheese which unfortunately is a common fraud in the dairy industry and results in a final product inferior to that expected by the consumer.