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BioAnalyt wins NutraIngredients Award for Personalized Nutrition

Friday, 12 May 2017 14:17

This week, BioAnaylt was announced as the winner of the NutraIngredients Award for Personalized Nutrition Initiative of the year. We are very proud to receive this recognition and would like to thank our team and partners for great collaboration.

 

BioAnalyt among finalists for NutraIngredients Awards

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:00

BioAnalyt has been nominated as a finalist for the NutraIngredients Awards in the category of Personalized Nutrition. 

We will be presenting on March 10th at VitaFoods in Geneva. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

New Method: Determination of Vitamin A in Fortified Rice

Thursday, 16 February 2017 20:24

Rice field

As a staple food for more than 3 billion people, rice provides a good source of energy but is sadly lacking in micronutrients. However, due to its ubiquitous consumption, across Asia and increasingly West Africa, rice offers an excellent vehicle for delivering essential vitamins and minerals through fortification—a proven and cost-effective method of intervention to reduce micronutrient deficiencies. The recommended micronutrients to add to rice are iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, B9 and B12. The effectiveness of rice fortification depends on a number of factors: fortified rice production technology (i.e. extrusion vs. coating), quality of vitamins and minerals used, storage and cooking conditions, as well as proper monitoring of the industry.

New Method

In order to facilitate the process of implementing rice fortification, DSM partnered with BioAnalyt to create a quick and efficient method for testing vitamin A—one of the most sensitive micronutrients in fortified rice. For more information, you can download the method here.

 

New Article: The Power of Portable Nutrient Testing

Thursday, 05 January 2017 16:34

BioAnalyt was recently featured in Nutraingredients on the power of portable nutrient testing in fighting malnutrition. Read the full article here.

 

Proving the Effect of Micronutrient-rich Meals on Maternal Health in Vietnam

Monday, 19 December 2016 14:44

“The iCheck Fluoro is very field-friendly, allowing an immediate vitamin A determination in fresh milk.” Dr. Henri Dirren, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Vinavac 4 Cam Khe District W430

The challenge
Low birth weight and preterm birth are significant public health concerns for rural farming women in Vietnam, who are often affected by undernutrition and associated infection. By improving consumption of micronutrient-rich meals before and during pregnancy, scientists of the Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) and a research team of the National Institute of Nutrition in Hanoi are aiming to improve maternal and infant health. However, their study encountered a challenge: they needed a method to quickly and easily test breast milk samples to assess the effect of the meals on vitamin A content.

The solution
HPLC is the go-to method for testing breast milk, but is time consuming and requires a lab. Instead, Dr. Dirren and his Vietnamese colleagues used BioAnalyt’s iCheck Fluoro to measure vitamin A concentration in the participants’ breast milk. They were able to train their field team to use iCheck Fluoro, and testing could be done on site in participants’ homes.

The result
Using a field-friendly and adaptable method enabled Dr. Dirren and his colleagues to test their samples without long and laborious lab work. Their study could also be more reactive: when enrollment increased and the phlebotomists could no longer manage the milk sampling, they trained other members of their team to assist. At the end of sampling in 2015, 228 milk samples had been collected and analyzed with the mobile lab iCheck Fluoro.

 

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