- Accuracy & Precision
The QuickScan System combines optical detection technology with information processing to provide quantitative, traceable GMO and mycotoxin test results. Results are generated at the point of need for real time operational decision making. QuickScan removes operator subjectivity, providing consistent quantification of low-level positive samples. Quantification of GMO and mycotoxin content means your business can precisely manage operational risk when deciding what in-bound grain to accept or reject.
Each lot of GMO and mycotoxin test strips manufactured by EnviroLogix is tested internally versus standards with known quantification to generate a lot-specific standard curve. The standard curve data are encoded in a 2-D barcode either on the strip itself (such as on the GMO QuickComb for QuickScan) or on a multi-matrix barcode card (such as for the mycotoxin Flex kits). When a strip is read, the QuickScan software measures the line intensities, translates the standard curve information from the barcode, and calculates the quantity of analyte specific to each test strip being read. The QuickScan is capable of storing numerous, lot specific standard curves for a single mycotoxin test kit lot. In this example, each standard curve was developed specifically for similar matrix groups (or grain types) being tested. Therefore, a single strip configuration is capable of accurately quantitating a specific mycotoxin across many different matrices. For example, QuickTox Kit for QuickScan-Aflatoxin (AQ-209-BG) can be used to accurately quantify aflatoxin in 27 different matrices.
- Robust in dusty environments
The QuickScan System is a flexible detection system because it can quantify various strip configurations. Depending on need, QuickScan can read up to 6 individual strips simultaneously or 9 strips built into a tight comb. Results are obtained in seconds regardless of the number of strips being read. Specific sample information for each test can be inputted into the software for sample traceability purposes. The results can be exported via Excel for trend analysis or shared using a PDF report for identity preservation purposes. The data organized by the QuickScan System helps answer business questions such as:
- What is the quality of the grain I am delivering or receiving?
- What suppliers consistently deliver quality grain? Are any suppliers trending toward lower quality? What suppliers should have their contracts renewed?
- The non-GMO Identity Preserved grain being processed had a contamination issue, what did the GMO testing results for the inbound grain look like? What level of contamination is acceptable to produce a premium product? Was the processing equipment sufficiently flushed given the input grain quality?
The QuickScan System readily integrates with existing desktop or laptop computers. Simply install the proprietary software, plug in the components, and you’re ready to start testing. Alternatively, EnviroLogix offers touchscreen computers with the QuickScan software preloaded for your convenience. Although no internet connection is required to run QuickScan, software updates can be accomplished with one-touch convenience if the computer is connected.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the QuickScan System or if you’re interested in a demo.