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has been a trusted partner for the food and feed industry worldwide. www.romerlabs.com About The Technology Strategy Board: The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org. For further information, please contact: Katharina WIESER Division Marketing Officer Romer Labs Division Holding GmbH Technopark 1 3430 Tulln, Austria Tel: +43 2272 615 33 10 e-mail: katharina.wieser@romerlabs.com www.romerlabs.com 2/14 eFOOD-Lab international 9 References 1 Jermy, A. 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Genet., 11, 31-46 New App by RomerLabs RomerLabs em phasi zes its role as an inno vati ve pro vider for foo d allergen testing sol utions by la unching the ne w Agra App for Apple iOS7 Tulln, Austria June 23, 2014 – With the launch of the new AgraApp, Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, further expands its product portfolio for allergen testing solutions. The new AgraApp enables customers to analyze and document food allergen results obtained with AgraStrip® Brazil Nut, Almond, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, Pistachio and Walnut. The procedure is simple: With the smartphone, the user is taking a picture of the test strip result region and AgraApp is matching the colour of the test line to a given colour palette in the app, allowing the output of a semi-quantitative result. The picture together with the result will be stored on the smartphone and can be forwarded by mail to the computer instantly. Furthermore detailed test kit instructions, FAQs, a stop watch, re-order forms as well as technical support information make the AgraApp a suitable tool. AgraApp is free of charge and can be downloaded easily in the Apple App Store. The app has been developed by Romer Labs UK Ltd with the aid of funding from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, as part of a project focused on analysis of allergens with Micromass UK, LGC and the University of Manchester. With its LFD and ELISA testing solutions Romer Labs has the largest allergen product portfolio currently available on the market and offers tailored one-stop solutions for all diagnostic needs and outstanding support for customers on an international level. With fully accredited ISO 17025 service laboratories in Austria, United Kingdom and United States, Romer Labs is also offering analytical services for a wide range of allergens. About Romer Labs: Romer Labs, founded in Washington, MO, in 1982, is a leading provider in diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety. It develops, manufacturers and markets rapid test kits for food allergens, food pathogens, mycotoxins, veterinary drug residues and other food contaminants. The company also operates four accredited full-service laboratories on three continents. Romer Labs has facilities in Austria, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the USA. For more than 30 years, Romer Labs


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