Food, Feed, and Veterinary Medicine

Advancements in molecular biology and biochemical techniques, as well as automated procedures born out of the pharmaceutical industry, have led to improvements in veterinary diagnostics and testing (e.g. food, feed, and animals). With an ever-increasing global economy and expansion of international trade, all dangers and outbreaks of animal herds and their by-products can now spread rapidly. To safeguard against these risks, testing agencies have dramatically increased their usage of biochemical tests across the board, collecting many samples for analysis and detection of contaminants. The volume of samples and the turnaround time required to detect these risks makes automation a natural choice - Automated liquid handling has been a key technology in this world health initiative; reducing costs and turnaround time to pinpoint and contain these hazardous risks.

The JANUS® Automated Workstation provides the reliability and rapid turnaround needed to process these valuable samples, and integrates with other detection instruments for a total sample preparation solution. For example, some veterinary diagnostic laboratories have used JANUS to automate nucleic acid isolation to test for avian influenza, Bluetongue virus, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and other infectious agents.

Common applications include:

Summary of features and benefits

Working with a technology leader affords you several benefits.

  • Flexible platforms ensure increased throughput
  • Modular and scalable design allows you to integrate existing instruments and add processes
  • Standard and custom workstation configurations – choose a single or multiple workstations
  • Robust portfolio of automation and detection instruments, with proven application solutions
  • Access to cutting-edge development of new processes for industry and academic research
  • Worldwide service and support