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BALLYA Natamycin Test

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What is BALLYA Natamycin Test?

BALLYA Natamycin Test is manufactured by BALLYA, it’s rapid test for detection natamycin residues in feed product and food, especially in feed. Lateral flow assay test base on the gold immunochromatography assay technology.
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What is Natamycin?

Natamycin Mechanism of Action

Natamycin relies on its lactone ring structure to interact with the sterol compound on the fungal cell membrane to form an antibiotic-sterol compound, thereby destroying the fungal cell plasma membrane structure. The hydrophilic part (polyol part) of the macrolide forms water pores in the membrane, which damages the permeability of the cell membrane, which in turn causes the leakage of amino acids, electrolytes and other substances in the bacteria, and the death of the bacteria. When there are no sterol compounds on the cell membrane of some microorganisms, natamycin has no effect on them. Therefore, natamycin only inhibits fungi and does not have antibacterial activity against bacteria and viruses.

How Natamycin uses for?

For food purposes

Natamycin is a natural, broad-spectrum, efficient and safe inhibitor of filamentous fungi such as yeasts and molds. It can not only inhibit fungi, but also prevent the production of mycotoxins. Natamycin is harmless to the human body, it is difficult to be absorbed by the human digestive tract, and it is difficult for microorganisms to develop resistance to it. At the same time, because of its low solubility, it is usually used as a food surface antiseptic or biological preservative.

For medical purposes

Natamycin is used to treat fungal infections, including Candida, Aspergillus, Fusarium, etc. It is also used as eye drops or oral medicine. In these applications, the human body absorbs less natamycin. When taken orally, it is basically not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, so it is not suitable as a systemic infectious drug. Natamycin is also used in eye drops. Its 5% natamycin content is suitable for the treatment of fungal blepharitis, conjunctivitis and keratitis caused by microorganisms, including Fusarium solani keratitis.

What are the advantages of Natamycin?

As a kind of microbial preservative, Natamycin has attracted people's attention because of its safety, natural and healthy characteristics.

Natamycin has many advantages:
1. Extend the shelf life of food and prevent deterioration caused by yeast and mold;
2. Reduce food recycling caused by deterioration and reduce production costs;
3. Meet consumers' requirements for natural foods;
4. Does not change the flavor of the food;
5. Low dose and high efficiency;
6. Long antibacterial effect.

Natamycin application in feed

As a natural, high-efficiency, low-toxic, and practical antifungal agent, Natamycin has been widely used in food, beverages, fruits, and meat products. As Natamycin mainly inhibits molds and yeasts, it is ineffective against bacteria During the storage of various feeds, the bacterial hazard is also very serious, which has a great impact on the quality of the product. Therefore, the experiment plans to use two low-cost, high-efficiency, low-toxicity preservatives and natamycin to prepare a compound formula, which is effective for fish. The anti-corrosion, anti-mildew and anti-bacterial experiment with feed. The experimental results show that the compound formula used has a good effect, and the use of 10 mg/kg compound preparation can inhibit the growth of various bacteria and molds in fish feed.

What specimen can be detected by BALLYA Natamycin Test?

Specimen include: all kinds of feeds and food. Widely used in feed industry and food processing industry.
You can choose the right products according to your needs.

Significance of testing Natamycin

To protect the animal have health feed, food and avoid contaminated food. The salinomycin is harmful for animal being, can not take too much in the body.

Component of BALLYA Natamycin Test?

BALLYA Natamycin Test, 25 cassettes
Sample Buffer, 1 vial
Mini Pipette (optional)
Disposable micropipette tips (optional)
Kit Instruction, 1pcs
Natamycin Test

How to use BALLYA Natamycin Test?

1. Take feed specimen
2. Add the supernatant to cassette
3. Wait for 15 minutes to result
4. The details of operation, refer to the kit instruction

Limitations of BALLYA Natamycin Test?

BALLYA Natamycin Test is a qualitative test kit. It’s only for screening purpose. If have positive cases or suspected case, maybe use other detection method to make a further detection, such as, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, etc.

Conclusion

As a pharmaceutical feed additive, natamycin can significantly promote weight gain and increase feed conversion rate, and is widely used in the field of livestock and poultry breeding. However, many people do not pay attention to the dosage and usage of natamycin, which leads to the residue of natamycin in food. Natamycin is harmful to the human body and should be avoided as much as possible.
The BALLYA Natamycin Test provided by BALLYA can effectively detect the natamycin in the samples. Simple operation, short detection time and high accuracy are the characteristics of this product.

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