In-vitro test kits for the detection of hormonally-active substances in aqueous samples
With our in vitro tests, it is possible to establish effect-directed analysis for the detection of hormones and hormonally active substances in your laboratory. The tests of new_diagnostics use the biological potential of the genetically modified yeast Arxula adeninivorans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To ensure consistent biosensor quality for several months we provide the yeast strains in our test kits in a freeze-dried condition, as well as all test media and buffers needed to run the assay. In combination with our tests you receive free access to our software BioVAL® for evaluation of your measurement data.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae is facultative anaerobic yeast with round, oval shaped cells. The cells are stretched and form pseudomycel under defined environmental conditions. S. cerevisiae is able to produce ethanol by fermentation of different kinds of sugars (e.g. glucose, sucrose, maltose). The fermentation process runs until a concentration of ethanol of 18 % (v/v) is reached in the medium. Thus, the yeast allows the analysis of samples with high organic solvent content. The reproduction of S. cerevisiae can be carried out whether yeast are in a vegetative or sexual mode.
The following special equipment is required for performing our tests:
- Microtiter plate centrifuge (only for selected adeninivorans based tests)
- Temperature-controlled shaker for Deepwell plates
- Multichannel pipette (nominal volume 10 – 300 μl)
- Photometer for Microtiter plates