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Who are Randox Food Diagnostics?

Randox Food Diagnostics is an associate of Randox Laboratories who have 30 years experience in the diagnostic market and a devoted research and development team. Randox Food Diagnostics is a dedicated company responsible for the distribution of Randox drug residue kits, wine testing kits and analysers worldwide.

Randox Food Diagnostics incorporate several market related products dedicated to the food, wine and beverage industries. Our versatile range of kits include our extensive list of drug residue Elisa and biochip products, as well as our dedicated testing kits for the wine and beverage markets.

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Wine Analysis

Enzymatic Wine Testing Solutions The science behind winemaking is known as oenology. A key part of the process involves enzymatic testing for a wide number of parameters to ensure quality is maintained in every bottle of wine produced.

Randox Food Diagnostics provide two instruments for wine analysis, the first being the semi-automated RX misano which is the perfect solution for wineries bringing testing in-house. The second is the RX monaco which is an efficient, cost-effective upgrade to a fully automated analyser.

Enzymatic Wine Testing Kits

Randox Food Diagnostics provide enzymatic and colorimetric kits suitable for use throughout the winemaking process.

  • Acetic Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Copper
  • Ethanol
  • Glucose/Fructose
  • Glycerol
  • L-Lactic Acid
  • L-Malic Acid
  • NOPA
  • Potassium
  • Total Antioxidant Status
  • YAN
  • Free SO2 (FSO2)
  • Total Sulphite (TS02)
  • Iron
  • Enzymes
RX Sample Incubator
RX Sample Incubator
RX misano
RX misano
The RX misano brings the most modern analysis technology to wineries and wine laboratories worldwide. It is capable of providing highly accurate results with user friendly features improving the efficiency of in-house wine analysis. Using the latest technology, the RX misano gives winemakers trusted results throughout the winemaking process.
RX monaco
RX monaco
At optimal configuration the RX monaco is capable of performing 170 tests per hour. This high throughput capability makes it an ideal analyser for medium to large sized wineries and wine laboratories looking for an efficient and cost effective option to upgrade to a fully automated enzymatic wine analyser.
Increasing global consumer confidence
Increasing global consumer confidence
Randox Food Diagnostics - Increasing global consumer confidence, by improving food safety.

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Why Should You Test for Ammonia in Your Wine?
16 July, 2018

Commonly found in the must of grapes and released into the wine during the fermentation process Ammonia, is one of the most important compounds found in wine. Especially if ammonia is still found in the wine after the fermentation process.

Ammonia is a compound created from nitrogen and hydrogen, two of the most commonly found elements on planet earth. Ammonia is released during the grapes fermentation process and most commonly picked up by the yeast in the wine.

Commonly, ammonia is still found in the finished wine. The importance of this is that ammonia in wine will impact the flavour of the wine and microbial stability of the finished wine. It is important that winemakers test for ammonia before and after fermentation to ensure that their wine is kept at a stable level.

Randox Food offer a comprehensive range of wine testing reagents including ammonia. Randox offer one of the most commonly trusted reagents for the wine market, known for our reliability and accuracy.

For more information on Randox Food's wine analysers, enzymatic and colorimetric kits please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com to request a brochure or to arrange to speak directly to one of our sales executives in your country. 

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Is Volatile Acid in Your Wine Causing You Issues?
31 May, 2018

Have you ever tasted a wine that tastes a bit like vinegar? This taste is caused by a group of acids in wine called the Volatile Acid’s. These group of acids are released into wine when the grapes are crushed releasing a bacterium into the juices which cause the vinegar taste.


The key offender is Acetic Acid, released into wine as a bacterium when the grapes are crushed and grows with the help of oxygen in wine, it is the main acid that gives vinegar its key taste and aroma. With the help of oxygen, the bacteria coverts the sugars and alcohol, key components of wine, into acetic acid. Latic Acid is also a key offender when its bacteria is released it can create acetic acid from glucose that may still be present in the wine.

Introducing Randox Food Diagnostics
Volatile Acid reagents, L-Latic Acid, Acetic Acid & L-Malic Acid. Using our world-renowned reagents Randox Food Diagnostics have created the most accurate and reliable testing kits for the volatile acids found in wine. Ensuring the quality of your wine by using quality testing products.

For more information on Randox Foods wine analysers, enzymatic and colorimetric kits please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com to request a brochure or to arrange to speak directly to one of our sales executives in your country. 

 

 


A Wine Analyzer Designed to Meet Current and Future Winemaking Needs
14 May, 2018

The winemaking process is an art that has been perfected over many years; quality has always been at the center of this process, but new technologies continue to help winemakers elevate their products. To ensure Excellence in Every Glass, winemakers need reliable high quality test results that show a clear picture of the status of the wine, and they need their tools to be adaptable to new challenges as the art of winemaking progresses.

Randox has been manufacturing reagents and test kits since 1982, and their experience enables them to manufacture reagents that are among the best in the industry. They also developed the RX misano, a versatile, compact, semi-automated analyzer for the wine market, which boasts increased accuracy compared to other methods, producing results within +/- 1% of UKAS accredited reference materials.

“The RX Misano is a great addition to any winery, providing high quality results coupled with a small footprint,” says Darryl Hamm, Business Development Manager for the Americas at Randox, “and the ease of use is one of the biggest advantages of using the RX misano, the user-friendly interface and touch screen navigation allows for effortless and quick use of the analyzer.”

Not only is the RX misano a cutting edge analyzer today, but it is highly adaptive to the winemaker’s needs. Randox currently offers 18 enzymatic test kits that test for a range of different compounds, and all of the tests are pre-programmed into the RX misano, but the machine is also built to allow for easy upload of new or third party test settings.

“The open channel system basically means that users can program tests onto the machine outside those which we have pre-programmed,” Darryl explains, “and having a range of up to 10 different wavelengths allows us to increase our test menu on the RX misano in the future.”

The RX misano uses spectrophotometery, measuring the absorbance of light in a solution in order to determine the concentration of a compound. The RX misano has a halogen bulb inside which emits light across one of the 10 wavelengths available in the analyzer: 340, 420, 520, 546, 578, 600, 620, 660 & 720nm with the additional 280nm available for the testing of phenols. This then goes through the test solution before hitting the detector and reading the results given off by it.

Though it is a cutting edge analyzer, the RX misano requires no previous laboratory experience to operate, and it has an onboard smart monitoring system that ensures that the analyzer is always ready to go whenever you need to test. The system checks the humidity, temperature, and other environmental conditions to ensure that it is at optimum condition in order to run tests accurately.

“Along with each test kit comes an Instructions for Use document giving the user a step by step guide that can be followed by anyone,” says Darryl, “and if your test is being run on the RX misano, you will select the test you are running on the screen, perform a water blank as your calibration, and then mix your sample and reagents and incubate for the required time. As soon as the incubation is done place the sample into the RX misano and wait for the results to be displayed on screen. It’s that easy.”

Using Randox Food Diagnostics world renowned wine reagents alongside the RX misano brings together reliability and quality to ensure Excellence in Every Glass. For more information and orders go to www.randoxfood.com, email at enquiries@randoxfood.com.

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Quality over Quantity? Why Not Both with the RX daytona+
21 December, 2017

Quality over Quantity has been a matter of one or the other and very rarely both. Randox Food is changing this, offering both quality and quantity in your testing. Introducing the RX daytona +, a fully automated bench top analyser capable of a combined 450 tests per hour with Randox Food's world trusted Reagents.

The RX daytona + offers - 

  • Versatility, classed as the most versatile analyser in its class combining robust hardware with intuitive software
  • Unrivalled Performance, fast analysis means minimal downtime and swift reporting of results.
  • Flexibility with 12 wavelengths generated via diffraction grating (340-800nm), giving the RX daytona plus a wide range of testing abilities ensuring a multitude of chemistries are possible on one system.

Randox Food Diagnostics offers one of the most comprehensive test menus for wine on the market. Randox Reagents are internationally recognised for being of high quality with excellent accuracy and stability.

For more information on the RX daytona + or Randox Food Reagents please contact us below to speak directly to one of our sales executives in your area. 

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Randox Food Diagnostics are attending Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2018! We will be at Booth #1303. If you are attending stop by and speak to one of our guys!


Why Is Testing for Glucose/Fructose Important in Wine Testing?
08 December, 2017

Sugar in the form of Glucose and Fructose is one of the most important components in the wine fermentation process. In wine making unlike other fermentation processes the sugar in the wine comes from the grapes. So why should you use Randox Food Diagnostics Glucose/Fructose test? 

Benefits of using the Glucose/Fructose testing kit:

  • A high sensitivity helps you determine accurate levels of Glucose/Fructose in your wine.
  • Coupled with the RX Misano, no experience in using laboratory machines is required as it guides you through the whole process with step by step prompts.

Randox Food Diagnostics are a trusted supplier of wine testing kits with excellent stability and easy to use kits, we are one of the markets most trusted suppliers serving some of the worlds biggest wineries with our reagent range including Glucose/Fructose.

If you would like more information on Glucose/Fructose testing or on any of the reagents in the Randox Food Diagnostics range please contact us

 


The Changing Picture of Wine Making
05 December, 2017

Wine has been consumed for nearly 8000 years. Over time wine making methods and techniques have been persevered and perfected in order to retain the highest quality wine. Winemakers pride themselves on providing quality wine however whilst trying to continue to adhere to this attitude of excellence, it is becoming increasingly difficult to continue old traditions due to the ever-increasing demand for wine.

Technology is used within the wine industry to aid developments in the fermentation, bottling and even the picking of the grapes being the biggest revelations in the new methods used in the wine making process. With the introduction of new innovative technologies older more labourintensive methods and the art of making wine are merged to accommodate consumer demand.

For many years, wine was tested by the tasting of the product at various stages across the fermentation process. Technology is now helping the process become quicker and more precise whilst also upholding the tradition of wine testing.

One company at the forefront of technology in wine quality is Randox Food Diagnostics. Randox Food have developed the RX misano, a semi-automated, user friendly analyser which combines accuracy and flexibility to give winemakers the most trusted results throughout the wine making process. The RX misano is made with the user in mind, the analyser can be run in a matter of minutes and has an easy to use touchscreen that guides the user through every step meaning there is no need for any laboratory experience.

The RX misano provides analysis for a full and comprehensive list of all 18 Randox wine reagents. Embracing both our technology and our reagents you can test for the sugar content using Glucose/Fructose, regulating the levels of YAN prior to fermentation and even the importance of determining L-Malic Acid levels among others.

Randox wine reagents are manufactured to provide you with excellent sensitivity to ensure you receive the most accurate and reliable results. Coupled with Randox Food’s comprehensive range of analysers, the RX misano, RX monaco & RX daytona +, our reagents provide you with the knowledge that your wine is excellent from vine to glass.

For more information on Randox Foods wine analysers, enzymatic and colorimetric kits please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com to request a brochure or to arrange to speak directly to one of our sales executives near you.  

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets. Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.

Contact Randox Public Relations for further information on +44 (0) 28 9445 1016 or email PR@randox.com

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Tradition Meets Technology with the RX misano
25 August, 2017

The art of wine making is steeped in heritage, with archaeological evidence from some of the first wineries dating back to 4000 BC. With this history comes a wealth knowledge and many processes, some of which are still in practise today. Developments in wine making have focused on reducing many of the more labour-intensive methods without losing the art of wine making.

As the industry adopts new techniques and moves away from traditional practices, such as manual grape presses and hand corking, it may be assumed that wine making is losing its roots.  However, these technological improvements draw upon tradition, they work to reinforce the processes to reap the benefits of increased efficiency and greater control. The future of wine making will always be underpinned by its rich history, working to optimise the processes and improve wine safety.

The traditions of wine making have all taken a modern twist, we’ve replaced nearly everything apart from the makers. Adopting new techniques doesn’t need to mean that the end product loses its authenticity. Embracing new technology can greatly improve the quality of wine, from ensuring the correct levels of acidity to regulating the levels of YAN prior to fermentation.

With 18 kits available, Randox Food offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of wine testing reagents on the market. All reagents are manufactured to provide you with the highest levels of sensitivity to ensure you receive accurate and reliable results. Randox Food offer a comprehensive range of analysers and versatile reagents to ensure the quality of your wine from vine to glass.  The face of wine making is changing and it’s time to embrace change, let the RX misano bring technology to your fingertips.

Retain the heritage of your wine whilst ensuring the highest quality, say ‘goodbye’ to the guess work and say ‘hello’ to the future of wine making – the RX misano.

For more information on Randox Foods wine analysers, enzymatic and colorimetric kits please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com to request a brochure or to arrange to speak directly to one of our sales executives in your country.

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets.

Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.


5 Ways the RX misano Will Change Your Wine Testing
14 August, 2017

 

The RX misano is a state of the art, semi-automated wine analyser which boasts accuracy, ease of use and customisation, including test menus, user profiles and custom parameters.  The user interface has been designed to be sleek yet functional, focusing on the demands of the user and ensuring efficiency.  The RX misano’s intuitive design provides simplicity of use that allows any level of oenologist to use it.

  1. Comprehensive Test Menu

Randox Food Diagnostics offer a complete product portfolio for wine analysis to help ensure the quality and safety of your wine throughout the process.  With 17 tests, including L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Glucose/Fructose and NOPA, you’re testing needs are well and truly fulfilled.

  1. Highly sensitive and stable reagents

Each one of Randox Food’s wine reagents are versatile and can be used across a range of analysers. All our reagents are lyophilised material with a shelf life of 2 years and each kit also comes with dedicated standards. Reagents from Randox Food offer excellent levels of sensitivity meaning that you can be sure that even low levels will be highlighted, helping you ensure the quality of your wine.

  1. User friendly interface

The RX misano is a semi-automated machine, increasing the usability in comparison to manual testing meaning no calculations are required to read the results of the kits. The 7” capacitive touch screen allows the user to easily access test menus, calibration history and export results to USB. Integrated software means that no external connections or computers are required. 

  1. No laboratory experience needed

With a touch screen that provides onscreen prompts, its software has been designed to guide you through the assay protocol and provide exportable results.  Full training is included with the analyser and our customer support scientists are available to answer any queries you may have.

  1. Unrivalled training and support

Randox Food offers unrivalled support and a guaranteed response to any queries within 24 hours. Our dedicated customer support scientists are here to support you from day one. The RX misano comes with full training and support – including installation, set-up and training.

If you’d like to find out more about how the RX misano could work with the needs of your business, then contact us today at info@randoxfood.com and chat with one of our Business Development Executives.  

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets.

Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.


Randox Food Diagnostics Celebrating English Wine Week!
02 June, 2017

We're celebrating English Wine Week and sharing some feedback from winery's using our analysers in the UK and around the world...

Charlie is a winemaker at Ridgeview Wine Estate in South Downs, UK. Founded in 1994, owners Mike and Chris specialise in growing classic grape varieties to produce the highest quality bottle fermented sparkling wines.

Charlie said " We have been very pleased with the Randox analyser as it allows us to make a quick and accurate decision. I would recommned the Randox analyser to other winemakers" 

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High Quality precision testing for Acetic Acid with the RX altona
12 May, 2017

While Acetic Acid is essential in the early stages of the wine making process and is a key indicator of wine quality, levels of acetic acid need to be closely monitored during the fermentation process as a high percentage found in samples can cause the wine spoil and degrade to vinegar.  

But that won't happen with the Randox Food Diagnostics RX altona, the user friendly, highly efficient technology enables wineries and laboratories around the world to test their samples in house for acetic acid and other compounds.

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Spectrophotometer Technology Readies Wine Industry for 2017 Harvest
21 April, 2017

Randox Food Diagnostics, a leading provider of clinical diagnostic services developed for the wine industry, has created a unique product to simplify the wine analysis process for winemakers looking ahead to the 2017 harvest and beyond.

The RX Altona works by utilizing Spectrophotometer technology, which measures the absorption of light in a solution in order to determine the concentration of a compound.

This semi-automated analyzer is credited with providing winemakers and lab technicians with increased versatility, flexibility, and reliable results in a matter of minutes through what’s known as an open-channel system.

“Each test is pre-uploaded into the machine so winemakers simply have to mix their reagents, select their test, and press run,” explains Krista Kelly, Randox Diagnostic’s Key U.S. Account Manager. “New tests can be added via a USB import through the RX Altona’s open channels, which means that users can load tests onto the machine outside those which we have pre-programmed. This allows winemakers maximum benefit from the flexibility of the analyzer.”

Kelly notes that the RX Altona features an extended range of wavelengths, between 340 nm and 700 nm. There’s also the option of an additional wavelength of 280 nm to increase wine analysis capacity.

“The wavelengths are set up to cover the most sought after tests in the industry including acetic acid, malic acid, glucose/fructose and NOPA,” Kelly confirms. “With the RX Altona we added the additional 280nm to include the option of testing wine color after receiving feedback from our customers.”

Kelly asserts that the RX Altona was developed with the end user in mind.

“We simplified the process with modern technology such as the seven inch touch screen,” Kelly points out. “While running through a test, the RX Altona provides on-screen prompts to walk a user through each step. It also stops you from moving to the next step if there is an issue, saving time on incorrect results.”

The Randox Food Diagnostics team offers complete technical support to all its customers, pledging to respond to all calls within 24 hours to resolve questions and minimize downtime.

In addition, winemakers may take advantage of a three-day trial period with the RX Altona to ensure that the machine is compatible with their lab set up and day-to-day operations.

For more information and orders go to www.randoxfood.com, email at enquiries@randoxfood.com or call Krista Kelly directly at (760) 805-8574.

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Randox Food Diagnostics Offers Wine Producers Accuracy in Tartaric Acid Detection
20 July, 2016

Randox Food Diagnostics has launched a new analysis kit to detect the levels of Tartaric Acid in wine. This kit has been developed to provide superior levels of accuracy and will aid in the assessment of wine quality worldwide.

Unlike most other fruit, grapes contain high levels of Tartaric Acid which gives wine its distinct flavour. Tartaric Acid is a naturally occurring acid found within the flesh of grapes and is one of the most prevalent organic acids, along with L-Malic acid, present in wine. The concentration which is present within the wine has a key role in its acidity and has a profound effect on characteristics such as odour, colour and flavour.

This acid also plays an important role in preservation, as the Tartaric Acid lowers the pH which denatures undesirable bacteria within the wine.  The determination of tartaric acid is also of interest in stability studies, since it forms complexes with potassium and calcium and the resulting precipitate causes undesirable deposits in the bottle. Tartaric deficiency can lead to multiple problems with the taste and colour of a wine.

Randox Food’s Tartaric Acid kit allows the user a highly sensitive (0.5 g/l), lyophilised reagent to ensure stability and a shelf life of up to 2 years. The new Tartaric Acid kit is a versatile reagent that can be used on both the RX altona and RX monaco, as well as a broad range of other spectrophotometers currently available on the market.

The Tartaric Acid kit is now available for purchase worldwide. For further details please contact enquiries@randoxfood.com

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets.

Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.


RX altona Made for the Winemaker of Today and the Future
06 June, 2016

The new RX altona was built to fit the needs of winemakers in small to medium sized wineries. “After speaking to many of them we took into consideration the complete process, identified their individual and common needs, and created a semi-automated analyser that is extremely easy to use and highly accurate,” says Krista Kelly, Randox Food Diagnostics.

One of the main challenges that winemakers identified was the time it took to get results from outsourced laboratories. “Obviously, the longer the winemaker has to wait for results, the more likely it is to affect the quality of the wine,” Kelly explains. “With this in mind, the RX altona was designed to be firstly, as easy as possible to use, and secondly, to produce results quickly.”

The RX altona is capable of analysing wine samples throughout the winemaking process, specifically to give quantifiable results for acids, sugars and sulphurs, to name a few. And results are generated in as quickly as 8 minutes for some tests. “Getting results in real time means winemakers can make fast decisions, to protect their quality,” says Kelly.

The RX altona packs game changing and forward thinking features including; an extended range of wavelengths and the open channels. The analyser comes with wavelengths between 340nm and 700nm and also the option for an additional wavelength of 280nm which allows for color analysis.

“The feedback we have received so far has been very positive,” says Kelly. “Our early adopters have been very pleased with the results they are getting and have commented on how easy it is to use.”

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Randox Food Diagnostics has also completed extensive validations and quality control exercises with outstanding accuracy within +/- 1% of UKAS accredited reference materials.

“Wine quality is the major factor for winemakers; they all want to make sure the product they bottle is the best it can be,” says Kelly, “and the RX altona helps them to ensure the excellence of their wine.”

The RX altona is used alongside Randox Food’s range of high quality wine analysis reagents by winemakers who aren’t running enough tests to justify a large automated machine like the RX monaco, but who want to make sure their product is premium.

The open channel system provides flexibility, meaning winemakers can add more parameters to their test menu. While winemakers might not test for a particular parameter now, if they want to in the future, they can add additional parameters to the system.

“It’s a versatile machine that fits the needs of the individual winemaker,” says Kelly, “and Randox Food is also constantly developing new tests, so if we don’t offer what you need now; ask us, and our research and development team may be working on it for future release.”

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Randox Food Diagnostics Unveils ‘Game Changing’ Wine Analysis Technology
18 June, 2015

RX altona - Front Facing with Screen + Shadow - RFD (WEB)‘Invent tomorrow, don’t worry about yesterday’, is an approach pioneered by the greatest tech companies of today and this principle has led to rapid advancements in modern life. In some ways this attitude could appear far removed from the proud heritage of the wine industry, but is it really?

International wine analysis firm Randox Food Diagnostics, is leading the technological development of analytical chemistry for winemakers, with the release of the new RX altona wine analyser. Here, two worlds meet; traditional winemaking methods of yesterday in collaboration with the cutting-edge technology of tomorrow.

Analytical chemistry has been an essential task for oenologists for generations, but the technology now available makes this a much simpler task than it was even just five years ago, highlighting the accelerated progression of an ever growing industry.

Blossoming Vines

According to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV), wine production is increasing year-on-year, with the continued development of ‘New World’ wines. In 2013, World wine production had increased by +24 Mhl compared to 2012, reaching 278.7 Mhl. In addition, the 2013 statistics reveal a year of growth in the United States, along with record production in Chile (12.8 Mhl) and New Zealand (2.5 Mhl).  As the industry flourishes, bearing improved wines annually, the technology employed by producers must also evolve.  The RX altona from Randox Food Diagnostics is the next step in this evolution.

‘Game changing’ technology

The RX altona brings revolutionary analysis technology to wineries and wine laboratories worldwide, boasting unique features such as a choice of two detection systems (LED and halogen), which can be selected based on the individual requirements of the winemaker. The RX altona also offers an extensive testing range with wavelengths between 280nm and 700nm.

Janine McMullan, Wine Business Manager for Randox Food Diagnostics commented:

“We wanted to create a machine that genuinely meets the needs of winemakers, the RX altona does just that. Having worked with the World’s leading wineries for a decade, we know that every producer is different and so we have developed an analyser with capabilities that can be tailored to suit. The RX altona offers the flexibility of increased wavelengths, open channels and a new smart monitoring system; combined with its accuracy and ease of use, it represents a game changer in oenological analysis.”

The machine offers outstanding accuracy when compared to other methods, producing results within +/- 1% of UKAS accredited reference materials.

Accuracy with the flexibility of increased wavelengths, open channels and user friendly features including a responsive touch screen, favourites menu, on screen prompts and the ability to export data in excel format, makes the RX altona the most versatile and easy to use wine analyser of its size on the market.

New Smart Monitoring System

The wine analyser of ‘tomorrow’ also features a new smart monitoring system, the RX altona automatically detects potential analysis problems and reports them to the user. This includes issues such as air bubbles and clots, as well as monitoring environmental conditions to prevent overheating. The analyser is also highly efficient, powering down when the temperature required for analysis is reached.

The RX altona gives winemakers accurate, trusted results throughout; all in a footprint smaller than a standard personal computer, bringing the technology of tomorrow to the winemaker today!

The RX altona is now available for purchase, for more information please contact Randox Food Diagnostics at enquiries@randoxfood.com or contact your local Randox Food sales representative.

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets.

Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.


Randox Food Diagnostics Advances In-House Analysis for Wineries
13 March, 2015

Janine McMullan

Janine McMullan

Randox Food Diagnostics recently added a Glycerol testing kit to the growing range of products they offer wine producers. Citric and Tartaric Acid kits are slated for release in August, with Sucrose tests to follow in the fourth quarter.

“One of the biggest concerns for wine makers globally is quality,” says Janine McMullan, Business Manager at Randox Food Diagnostics’s Wine Division. “These new tests will allow winemakers to have a complete profile of the wine they are bottling.”

Randox has 30 years of experience developing diagnostic test kits for industries all over the world. They use the same strict quality control protocols for their food and wine diagnostic tests as they use for their clinical products.

“We have an extremely thorough start-to-finish process, so we can ensure the quality and accuracy of our kits before they reach the customer,” says McMullan. “A dedicated Research and Development team continues to expand our range of tests to give winemakers a complete profile of their wine, and in doing so ensure the quality of their final product.”

The need for timely and accurate information is one thing that most wineries have in common. McMullan gives the example of a winery client in Europe.

“Running the Acetic Acid kit on Randox’s RX monza gave the winery accurate results at point of testing, which meant they had the up to date and accurate information in order to make the correct decisions at the time they needed to be made. Prior to this they were sending all their samples to a local lab for testing, and decisions affecting the quality of their wine had to wait for results to get back.”

Randox Food Diagnostics offers both the semi-automated RX monza wine analyzer for in-house testing and the fully automated RX monaco, an efficient, cost-effective upgrade.

Randox listens to the unique needs of their winery customers from across the globe and aims to meet those needs by continually developing new tests. McMullan recommends asking these questions before investing in in-house analysis.

  1. How many samples do we send to an external lab per day/week/month/year?
  2. How much are we paying per test, in total?
  3. Are we cutting back on sending out important analyses because of price?
  4. What is the turnaround time for results? Would we benefit from the ability to make faster decisions?
  5. Do we have the staffing, space, and expertise to bring our analysis in-house?
  6. What is our expected return on investment?

McMullan concludes, “Randox products are straightforward enough for anyone to use and come with a full package of training and support, so there’s no need for specialist expertise. If you need assistance in answering any of the above questions please feel free to contact us.”

Email: enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com
Web: www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com

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The Randox Food Diagnostics wine team enjoyed great success this August visiting the Romeo Bragato wine conference
17 September, 2014

The Randox Food Diagnostics wine team enjoyed great success this August visiting the Romeo Bragato wine conference in Blenheim, New Zealand and even welcomed a very special guest to the booth!

Business Development Manager Janine McMullan was in Blenheim with Business Development Executive Sally McIntire to meet winemakers and wine tasters alike and also to introduce Randox Food Diagnostics to the New Zealand wine industry. With steady visitors to the booth and enquires pouring in about the RX monza and RX monaco analysers the trade show was a definite success for Janine and Sally, who are excited to develop further links with the New Zealand wine industry.

The success of the trade show in Blenheim was topped off by a visit from the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key. Mr Key stopped at the booth to enquiry about the innovative steps Randox Food has taken to help improve testing techniques within the wine industry.

Randox Food Diagnostics offer wine analysis reagents and analysers for use throughout the winemaking process to ensure the quality of the end product. For more information contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to introduce a new kit bundle for Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN)
09 July, 2014

Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to introduce a new kit bundle for Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN). This new kit bundle includes testing for both Primary Amino Nitrogen (NOPA) and Ammonia to give winemakers a complete YAN profile. This is an important test for winemakers as knowing the available nitrogen is essential for effective fermentation management. It allows quick decisions to be made on additives and may decrease the likelihood of problems such as stuck fermentations or excessive sulphide production.

Randox Food Diagnostics are now offering for the first time the YAN test package which will be available from July 2014.

For more information please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Randox Food Diagnostics celebrating accreditation from prestigious Bordeaux wine institute
18 November, 2013

Randox Food Diagnostics is celebrating a key validation of its technology by a leading institute in the wine industry. Situated in the heart of one of the world's most prestigious wine-producing regions, the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences at the University of Bordeaux is a multidisciplinary centre of research, learning and development for the industry.

Randox Food Diagnostics RX Monza and enzymatic testing kits were compared with the traditional methods of wine analysis and results provided by an accredited external testing laboratory using reference methods.

Results of three routine analysis parameters -Glucose/Fructose, Malic acid, and Acetic acid were compared. The tests were carried out across a range of 20 wines, covering a spectrum of vintages, varietals, appellations and concentrations.

The results of the study proved that Randox Food Diagnostics technology shows a strong correlation to the laboratory reference method allowing for ‘reliable and fair analysis’. It also demonstrated that Randox enzymatic kits consistently outperformed the traditional methods of wine testing for both reliability and regularity.

Randox Food Diagnostics Key Account Manager Janine McMullan said, “Wine-makers across the world recognise the University of Bordeaux Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences as one of the leading research authorities, so we are delighted with the results of the study. It is a clear demonstration that Randox Food Diagnostics’ customers can achieve accurate and reliable results in a cost-effective manner. Our technology is trusted by some of the world’s most recognisable wine brands, and this latest study will only increase confidence in our products.”

For more info visit www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Wineries accelerate results as RX Monaco gets green light
30 August, 2013

As harvest approaches wineries keen to add capacity to analysis and quality control systems have a brand new option, with Randox Food Diagnostics RX Monaco analyser now validated for use on wine.

 

With Randox Food Diagnostics’ semi-automated analyser, the RX Monza, widely used throughout the industry, the Northern Ireland headquartered firm recognised medium-to-large producers could benefit from a quicker turn-around and economies of scale offered by a fully-automated system. As a supplier of a full range of analysers within the RX series, Randox Food Diagnostics identified the Monaco as a cost-effective solution with a throughput appropriate to a broad spectrum of wineries needs.

 

A key benefit is producers can test for the full range of parameters including malic acid, glucose/fructose and ethanol from a single sample, increasing efficiency and cutting the cost per test.

With direct application, no sample preparation requirements mean the system reduces time and labour costs, bringing the overall cost per test down to circa €0.35 as well as producing a result every few seconds. High demand is anticipated from wineries in remote locations currently sending results off-site to central laboratories experiencing several days turnaround. Cutting out these delays mean winemakers and laboratory technicians can make the appropriate adjustments to processes immediately, improving overall quality of the wine.

 

For larger producers the accuracy of the Monaco, means it is also appropriate to be used as a corroboration application for systems already in place. 

 

Randox Food Diagnostics Key Account Manager Janine McMullan said, “Currently the RX Monza is used in wineries around the world, but the wine industry has producers across a huge variation in scale. Therefore our experience means we know semi-automated solutions do not meet everyone’s needs and with this validation we are delighted to see the fully automated RX Monaco launched onto the wine market.

 

“As a supplier trusted by brands as recognisable as Sutter Home and Ernest & Julio Gallo we increase market share year-on-year, and are confident the Monaco will be a successful part of our ever-expanding product range.”

For more info visit www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com


New kits available!
05 August, 2013

NOPA and Total Sulphite kits now available from Randox Food Diagnostics!

Email: enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com for further details!

 


Randox Food Diagnostics expect to harvest sales with new NOPA kit
10 July, 2013

With the August grape harvest just weeks away, growers concerned about unpredictable seasons will be able to form a more complete picture of Nitrogen levels using a new test on the market.

Nitrogen is the limiting element in the growth of yeast cells, if there is sufficient amount of nitrogen fermentation goes quickly with fewer problems.  Nitrogen comes in two main sources for the yeast cells: ammonia and primary amino acids.  Low levels of Yeast Available Nitrogen (YAN) have been identified as the main cause of stuck fermentations and can lead to the generation of unwanted sulphides.  Conversely high levels of YAN can be a potential carcinogen in the presence of ethanol, particularly where the starting levels of L-arginine in the juice are high. 

Randox Food Diagnostics Global Business Manager David Ferguson said, “With regulatory bodies including EU controlling the levels of added Nitrogen, we know growers value cost-effective and accurate results measuring Nitrogen in must. The quality of the NOPA test means growers can detect levels of primary amino nitrogen present throughout the entire fermentation process.  Having one of the widest ranges on the market the NOPA assay has a minimum detectable concentration of 5.1mgN/L and is linear up to a concentration of 500mgN/L, allowing wineries to get a quick, reliable and accurate result of the primary amino nitrogen status within just 7 minutes.  At Randox Food Diagnostics, we are always focussed on adding new assays to our growing product base and are confident demand will be strong, particularly where the growing season has been unpredictable.

In order to meet the seasonal deadline Randox Food Diagnostics intensified their R&D programme to give growers a comprehensive measurement adding a Primary Amino Nitrogen (NOPA) assay to their established Ammonia test.

David Ferguson said, “The seasonal deadline was a consideration, and we were keen to step up our development bringing NOPA to market before growers started picking. Our wine-testing products are trusted by some of the largest labels in the world, and now we offer a complete set of tests for this key element of fermentation.”


Total Sulphite in wine
08 May, 2013

During wine making sulphur is used as an essential additive as it plays two important roles as an anti-oxidant (prevents enzymatic browning) and anti-microbial (protects against wine spoilage) preservative in its free form. It can have an inhibitory effect on all yeast strains especially ‘wild’ strains as well as effecting malolactic fermentation by MLF bacteria in high doses.  

Due to SO2 becoming inactive when it binds with colour pigments of wine and the increased awareness of the effects of sulphites together with the prevalence of sulphite intolerance in some individuals, it has become valuable for wine makers to measure both the free and total SO2.  For these reasons, legal limits have been set for maximum permitted levels of SO2 in wines.   See table below:

Country/Region

Wine Style

Legal Limit (mg/L)

Europe

Red

160

White

210

Rose

210

Sweet

400

USA

350

Australia

250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturally occurring levels of SO2 in wines are usually found around 10-20mg/L.  All wines containing sulphites greater than 10mg/L must have a statement added to the label making the consumer aware that sulphite in present. 

As a result, Randox Food Diagnostics has developed a test kit available for manual, semi-automated and automated analysers to test total sulphites in wine.  

Total sulphite benefits:

  • Results within 6 minutes
  • Sensitivity of 5mg/L
  • Linear to a concentration of 500mg/L
  • Excellent recovery across entire analytical range

Company Profile

Company profile Randox Food Diagnostics is an associate of Randox Laboratories who have 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market and a devoted research and development team. Randox Food Diagnostics is a dedicated company responsible for the distribution of Randox drug residue kits, wine testing kits and analysers worldwide. 

For further information on our Total Sulphite (TSO2) Assay or any of the Randox Food Diagnostics product range, please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com or visit http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com


RX monaco – Offering versatility, speed and efficiency.
23 April, 2013

It requires top-notch analysis to develop high quality, vintage wines – and Randox Food Diagnostics has perfected a state of the art, fully automated and cost-effective wine testing system ideally suited to the task.

The RX monaco delivers the following benefits:

  • 170 wine tests per hour
  • Fully automated analyzer with walk away capacity
  • Minimizes contamination
  • 24hr technical support
  • Minimal daily maintenance
  • Minimal technical expertise required
  • Compact, bench top analyzer, also offered as floor standing unit
  • 1 calibration per harvest

For information and ordering, contact: Krista Kelly (760) 805-8574 Email at: enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Visit us at booth #214 Eastern Winery Exposition, Lancaster PA
05 March, 2013

Visit us at booth #214 6th-7th March Eastern Winery Exposition!


Fully Automated Solutions for High Quality Wine Testing
26 February, 2013

The epic harvest of 2012 requires top-notch analysis to develop high quality, vintage wines – and Randox Food Diagnostics has perfected a state of the art, fully automated and cost-effective wine testing system ideally suited to the task.

Developed for medium to large-sized wineries, the RX Monaco system can perform up to 170 analyses per hour with results beginning in less than 13 minutes. The Monaco test menu includes: acetic acid, copper, ammonia, ethanol, glucose/fructose, iron, lactic acid, malic acid, potassium, total antioxidant status (TAS) and total SO2. Available this June will be Citric Acid and NOPA.

Featuring easy-to-use Windows-based software, Monaco’s ground-breaking, remote access diagnostics allow for immediate support to existing systems, reducing downtime and the expense associated with timely call outs. Technical support is available 24/7 to any location around the globe.

The Monaco system features 120 reusable optical plastic cuvettes, which are automatically washed through 12-step cleaning program to minimize contamination and reduce consumable costs. In addition, cooled reagent and sample carousels ensure that reagent controls and calibrators can be stored on board the analyzer for ease of inventory management without compromising stability.

The RX Monaco is an efficient, cost-effective upgrade to a fully automated analyzer that can be easily integrated into any winery setting, with options for both floor standing and bench top units to maximize space.

With more than 30 years in the food & beverage diagnostics industry, Randox research and development specialists produced the innovative RX Monaco as the ultimate solution for wineries in terms of cost containment, convenience and performance.

 

Contact Information

For information and ordering, contact:
Krista Kelly
(760) 805-8574
Email at: enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Visit us at booth #216 Oregon Wine Industry
19 February, 2013

Visit us at Oregon Wine Industry today and tomorrow, booth #216!


Visit us at booth #401 TWGGA 14th-16th February 2013!
11 February, 2013

Visit Randox Food Diagnostics at booth #401 at TWGGA this week.

Speak to one of our wine representatives for further info on our wine kits and wine testing analysers!


Visit us at booth #503 at Unified Wine for 10% off your first order!
24 January, 2013

Place your first order with us here at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium and you will get 10% off kits & instruments by using the provided code!

Code: Unified201


Visit us at Unified Grape and Wine Symposium
17 January, 2013

Visit us at booth #503 at Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

Contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com to arrange a meeting with one of our representatives


Wine testing analysers - Randox Food Diagnostics
04 January, 2013

For further information on our wine testing analysers and to view our customer testimonials visit:

http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/Content/useruploads/brochures/LT415RFD.pdf


Randox Food Diagnostics kits compatible on multiple analysers!
18 December, 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics wine and beverage testing kits are compatible to use on multiple analysers as well as our own RX series. Dedicated procedure sheets are available to download from the menu below.

http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/ifu


THE RX MONZA STARTER PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY
10 December, 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics are now offering the RX Monza starter package for wine, beverage and fermentation industries. The RX Monza is a compact semi-automated analyser for use in testing wine. It is ideally suited as a point of call for first time testing within the wine and beverage industry. Performing tests is easy and straight forward with simple procedures and on-board step by step instructions, making this high performance analyser suited to any levels of experience or expertise.

 

The RX Monza is ideally placed as an independent stand-alone bench top analyser with extensive quality control functions and high performance characteristics or as a back-up system in larg­er wine testing facilities. The starter package offered by Randox Food Diagnostics includes the RX Monza analyser and service kit along with the RX Monza incubator, free test kit of choice, training and installation, pipettes and pipette tips. The starter package was developed to specifically reduce costs and provide a smooth transition for wineries bringing enzymatic test­ing in-house. Quality has never been more important and having the ability to easily and efficiently test wines throughout the pro­duction process is a must. The RX Monza makes that possible and is changing the way winemakers are gathering information and ultimately ensuring the quality of the wines they produce.

 

Wine kits available from Randox Food Diagnostics include Acetic acid, Ammonia, Copper, Ethanol, Glucose/Fructose, Lactic acid, Malic acid, Iron, Potassium, TAS and Total S02. Wine testing applications are available for use on multiple analysers such as Chemwell, Hitachi, Konelab, Advia, Konelab and Cobas Mira.

 

For further information on the RX monza starter package or any of our wine testing products, please visit www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com or email enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


INTRODUCING THE NEW RX MONACO WINE TESTING ANALYSER
03 December, 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics are pleased to release the RX monaco analyser – a fully automated solution for high quality wine testing. The RX monaco is a cost effective solution for medium to large sized wineries offering the ultimate in convenience, performance and confidence.

 

Randox Food Diagnostics is a dedicated supplier of high performance diagnostics kits for the wine, beverage and fermentation industries. Quality control before, during and after the production process in food and beverage manufacture is vitally important, using our kits to monitor this process will ensure cost effective production of high quality products.

 

The RX monaco can be easily integrated into any winery setting, with the option of a floor standing unit if bench top is limited.

 

Benefits include:

 

  • Capable of 170 wine tests per hour
  • Compact, bench top analyser, also offered as floor standing unit
  • STAT Sampling
  • Consolidation of a wide range of tests resulting in improved laboratory efficiency and cost savings
  • Minimal daily maintenance
  • One year’s manufacturer’s warranty
  • On board refrigeration of reagents plus extended stability ensures less wastage

 

Wine kits available from Randox Food Diagnostics include Acetic acid, Ammonia, Ethanol, Glucose/Fructose, Lactic acid, Malic acid, Iron, Potassium, TAS and Total S02. Wine testing applications are available for use on multiple analysers such as Chemwell, Hitachi, Konelab, Advia and Cobas Mira.

 

For further information on the RX monaco or any of our wine testing products, please visit www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com or email enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


RX Monaco - Offering Speed, Versatility and Efficiency
26 November, 2012

The RX monaco is a fully automated, cost effective solution for medium to large sized wineries offering the ultimate in convenience, performance and confidence. 

At optimal configuration, the RX monaco performs 170 wine samples per hour providing cost effective, high quality testing for small and medium laboratories. 

Click Here for full brochure.

 

 

 

 

 


Randox Food Diagnostics test kits
30 October, 2012

Test Kit Features: 

  • Extended stability ensures less wastage
  • Applications for most manual, semi-automated and automated analysers
  • Few components for ease-of-use and rapid handling
  • Durable, accurate and economical wine testing instruments
  • Beverage products can be analysed directly without pre-treatment.

 

Wine / Beverage testing kits available

- Acetic Acid: AT2654/AT7304

- Ammonia: AM1015/AM1054

- Potassium: PT3852

- Copper: CU2340

- Ethanol: DA4015

- Glucose/Fructose: GF2635

- TAS: NX2332

- Iron: SI257

- Lactic Acid: LC2653

- Malic Acid: ML2634

- Total SO2: TS4051

 

 

 

 

 


Copper and Potassium kits now available!
18 September, 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics Copper and Potassium kits now available for the wine industry.

Contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com for further details or visit www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com

 

 


RX monza starter package for the wine and beverage industry
30 July, 2012

Monza starter package available. Includes analyser, kit of choice, incubator, pipettes, pipette tips and full training.

View our website for more details.  http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/Content/useruploads/brochures/LT402%20RX%20monza%20starter.pdf

 

 


Ethanol testing in wine
14 June, 2012

The Randox Food Diagnostics enzymatic ethanol assay incorporates a rapid enzymatic based method of detection which is highly specific yet straightforward. The kit will provide considerable time saving benefits with results obtained in seven minutes with minimal training required.

For further information download http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/Content/useruploads/brochures/lt264.pdf or contact us on enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com


Individual enzyme kit components available
01 June, 2012

Randox Food Diagnostics can now provide winemakers with a wide range of separate kit components providing cost effective solutions to the smaller testing laboratory. Making your own home brewed reagents is simple and straightforward with the following highly stable and specific enzymes.

Visit http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/Content/useruploads/brochures/lt329.pdf for further details or contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com

 

 

 


Download the Randox Food Diagnostics Manual Wine Calculator!
23 May, 2012

We have developed the Randox Food Diagnostics wine calculation to assist you further in calculating the concentration of analyte from raw absorbance data.

Visit http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com/food-wine-analysis for further information.

 


New validated wine and beverage kits available!
20 April, 2012

Now available from Randox Food Diagnostics:

  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Potassium

For further information please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com

 


RX Monza Semi-Automated Analyser for the food, wine and beverage industries
27 March, 2012

What is the RX Monza?

The RX Monza is a compact, semi-automated, clinical chemistry analyser which can also be used for food, wine and beverage testing. It enables rapid and frequent monitoring of the production precess and quality control of raw materials and finished products.

Features of the RX Monza include:

Easy to use system complete with up to date hardware and software features

Large test menu

Requires little maintenance

192 open channels

Dedicated RX support team

Available tests include Ammonia, Acetic Acid, Ethanol, Glucose/Fructose, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Potassium and Total Antioxidant Status. Tests currently in development inlcude NOPA, Iron, Free + Total S02, Tartaric Acid and Citric Acid.

For further information please visit our website http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com or email enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com

 


Cost effective and reliable analysis of beverage antioxidant activity
07 March, 2012

Antioxidants present in red wine, tea, fruit juices and other beverages are known to give cardio-protective effect. The Randox Food Diagnostics Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit provides beverage companies with a useful tool to evaluate the phenolic content of their products by measurement of its antioxidant activity.   The variation in phenolic composition is thought to account for the flavour, taste, colour and odour of different beverages.

 

Research shows levels of TAS are heavily present in red wine followed by tea, whilst other beverages indicating significant levels of antioxidants include cranberry juice, apple juice and coffee.

 

The Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) kit from Randox Food Diagnostics is suitable for both manual and automated analysers and offers a cost effective and quantitative assessment of a beverage’s phenolic content by way of antioxidant activity.

 

TAS Benefits:

  • Monitor impact manufacturing practises have on TAS levels
  • Improve sensory characteristics of products
  • Enhance stability of products
  • Results within 3 minutes
  • No interference from SO2 and acetaldehyde addition to bases wines
  • Suitable for manual use or for automation on a range of analysers
  • Linearity of 2.5mmol/L

 

Company Profile

Randox Food Diagnostics is an associate of Randox Laboratories who have 30 years experience in the diagnostic market and a devoted research and development team. We provide a range of excellent tools for screening for antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and foodstuffs, as well as our dedicated testing kits

 

 

for the wine and beverage markets.  Quality control before, during and after the production process in food and beverage manufacture is vitally important, using our kits to monitor this process will ensure cost effective production of high quality products.

 

For further information on our wine and beverage products please contact enquiries@randoxfooddiagnostics.com or visit http://www.randoxfooddiagnostics.com

 

 

 


Visit us at Wineries Unlimited Trade Show & Conference
29 February, 2012

Visit our booth # 1022 at Wineries Unlimited for further details on our wine and beverage testing kits.

 

Please contact us at 866-4RANDOX or enquiries@randoxfood.com to discuss specific solutions and pricing.

Title Name Email Phone
Mr Darryl Hamm Darryl.hamm@randox.com 028 9442 2413
Mr Tommaso Albonetti Tommaso.albonetti@randox.com 028 9442 2413
Mr Gary Smith gary.smith@randoxfood.com
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Randox Food Diagnostics test kits



RX misano
The RX misano analyzer offers a comprehensive menu, including 17 tests covering acids, sugars and NOPA testing, among others. No previous laboratory experience is necessary for the user. A key feature of the RX misano is ...
RX monaco
The RX monaco, like the RX misano offers a wide test menu (covering acids, sugars and NOPA testing, among others); however, it is capable of a higher throughput of 170 tests per hour. This makes it ...
RX modena
The RX modena is a fully automated clinical chemistry analyzer. Like the RX misano and RX monaco it offers an unparalleled ease of use, employing windows based software on an interactive touch screen. The RX ...

Ethanol Testing in Wine

Rapid, simple and reliable analysis of ethanol in wine

Enzymatic Ethanol Kit - Rapid, simple and reliable analysis of ethanol in wine Description

The Randox Food Diagnostics enzymatic ethanol kit provides cost effective, time saving analysis of ethanol in wine. It is vitally important to obtain accurate ethanol measurements as all grades and qualities of most beers and wines are based primarily on the alcohol content. Common alternative methods include gas chromatography which is laborious, expensive and requires experienced staff to perform the test. The new Randox Food Diagnostics ethanol assay incorporates a rapid enzymatic based method of detection which is highly specific yet straightforward. The kit will provide considerable time saving benefits with results obtained in seven minutes with minimal training required. Optimised to run on the RX monza analyser the ethanol kit provides highly accurate results with reduced cost per test.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Rapid assay with results available in less than seven minutes
  • Straightforward testing in six simple steps suitable for all levels of expertise
  • Suitable to run at either 340, 365 or 334nm wavelength making the assay compatible with most spectrophotometers
  • Liquid ready-to-use reagents stable to expiry date at +2 - 8oC
  • Wide measuring range 2 - 19.7 cm3/dL (0.2 - 19.7 %v/v)
  • Only 50Î 1/4 l of diluted sample required per test (manual) or 40Î 1/4 l (RX monza)
  • Flexible for both manual and semi-automated use
  • 32 tests available per kit (manual) or 42 tests (RX monza)

 

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Wine analysis with the RX misano

The RX misano brings the most modern analysis technology to wineries and wine laboratories worldwide. Available with a choice of two detection systems (280nm and halogen), users are offered an extensive testing range with wavelengths between 280nm and 700nm. Accuracy with the flexibility of increased wavelengths, open channels and the ability to favourite and upload new parameters via USB, means the RX misano is the most versatile and easy to use wine analyser on the market. With a new smart monitoring system the RX misano automatically detects potential analysis problems and reports them to the user. Using the latest technology, the RX misano gives winemakers accurate trusted results throughout the winemaking process.

Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) Kit

Antioxidants present in red wine, tea and other beverages have been shown to give a cardio-protective effect. The compounds in beverages which contribute to this effect are Phenolics, of which Polymeric Phenols are the largest subgroup. Phenolics in beverages undergo many chemical reactions during processing and storage and the variation in phenolic composition is thought to account for the characteristic flavour, taste, colour, odour and quality of different beverages.

 

Key Features and Benefits

  • Extended Linearity of 2.5 mmol/L removes the need for sample dilution
  • Rapid analysis time of only three minutes
  • Standard supplied with all kits
  • Suitable for manual use or for automation on a range of analysers
  • Lyophilised kit for enhanced stability
  • Procedure incorporates proven colorimetric methods for accurate result readings
  • 50 tests available per kit
  • Only 20μl of sample required per test
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