Reflectoquant® System: The Inexpensive, Mobile Laboratory
Perform Critical Analyses Directly On-Site
Merck Millipore offers you the Reflectoquant® system: simplest possible handling combined with the precision of instrumental analysis. Monitor the raw materials you use in all stages of your production processes in agriculture, food or water analysis, hygiene monitoring or industrial analysis.and thus ensure a consistently high quality.
The Reflectoquant® system by Merck Millipore is an inexpensive, mobile laboratory for you to perform critical analyses and obtain quantitative results directly on-site. Our Reflectoquant® system consists of test strips, test kits and reflectometers and accessories. It combines ease-of-use with the accuracy of instrumental analysis.
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7,000 years ago man began to domesticate wild bees. Today the honeybee is a genus of its own and plays an important role in pollination in almost every agricultural area. Popular worldwide, honey is produced by everyone from private beekeepers to industrial manufacturers. As a result, reliable monitoring has become essential. This is best achieved using the Reflectoquant® system: a mobile laboratory with the accuracy of instrumental analysis.
Instruments and Accessories
RQflex® 10 and RQflex® 10 plus reflectometers combine the simplicity of test strips and test kits with the accuracy of mobile on-site instrumental analysis – for more than 20 parameters.
Reflectoquant® Plus Test Kits
With Reflectoquant® plus test kits the handling steps are reduced to a minimum due to the supply of ready-to-use reagent mixtures. They provide increased sensitivity, which broadens the range of possible applications.
Reflectoquant® Test Strips
By using the Reflectoquant® test strips together with the reflectometer RQflex® the quantitative measurement of different substances is both easy and accurate. Merck Millipore's test strips are developed for precise on-site analysis.
Advantages of Reflectoquant®
- small and easy to handle for on-the-spot analysis
- bar-code calibration for reliable, quantitative results in a matter of minutes
- low analysis costs
- many applications available
Reflectoquant® HMF Quick Test: Reliable In-Process Monitoring of Honey and Juice
Reflectoquant® HMF Test is the reliable and fast way to determine freshness of honey or fruit juice by the hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) content. HMF is an important quality criterion in many thermally-treated foods and drinks.
Until now, the substance had to be detected in comparatively time-consuming laboratory tests using the HPLC process or the photometric Winkler method.
With Merck Millipore´s innovative Reflectoquant® quick test the HMF value can be defined for in-process monitoring in only a few minutes after sample preparation – the test is reliable, user-friendly and good value. Reflectoquant® HMF Test by Merck Millipore has established itself as a mobile laboratory with low costs per sample. It uses quantitative analyses to support producers in monitoring not only raw materials, but also manufacturing and filling processes: Reflectoquant® delivers results, which are accurate enough to allow secure planning of whether and how food and drinks should be further processed.
Benefits of Reflectoquant® HMF Test
- reliable analysis on site
- low investment, low cost per sample
Reflectoquant® Total Sugar Test – for Less Acrylamide in Food
Merck Millipore´s Reflectoquant® Total Sugar Test is the easy way to know the reducing sugar content in your potatoes – and keep the amount of acrylamide in your potato products low. It is designed to screen potatoes on-the-spot and before they go into production – and save you costly analyses in the laboratory.
Reflectoquant® Total Sugar Test contains everything you need for on-site determination: Reflectoquant® test strips, plus an easy-to-read instructions insert. Results appear on the display of the RQflex reflectometer – you can also use RQdata software to transmit them to your computer.
Merck Millipore’s Reflectoquant® Total Sugar Test is based on tried-and-tested Reflectoquant® equipment. Every reagent has been subjected to stringent quality control to ensure truly accurate and reproducible results. Additionally, the barcode that comes with each Reflectoquant® Total Sugar Test contains all the information you need to correctly evaluate the test in the reflectometer. This includes calibration data on the batch, data regarding parameters (such as the reaction time), and factors for wavelength correction.
Nitrate in Vegetables
Nitrate in itself is not harmful to human health. Its metabolic products, on the other hand, can damage health. Limits have been set for nitrate levels in foods, like drinking water, infant foods and vegetables. Check our Reflectoquant® Nitrate Test applications for over 15 sample materials.
There are both health and dietary reasons why it is important to determine nitrate concentrations in vegetables. For this reason World Health Organization has set a limit of 3.65 mg nitrate per kg bodyweight and day. For a person weighing 75 kg the limit is therefore 274 mg nitrate per day. The sources of ingested nitrate are as follows: vegetables 70%, drinking water 20%, and cured meats 10%. These figures highlight the need for checks on nitrate levels in vegetables.
Their nitrate contents can be determined rapidly and reasonably accurately by evaluating nitrate test strips using an RQeasy Nitrate or RQflex reflectometer.
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