S0000227

Portable Fluorometer, Vitamin A in Foods


Portable Fluorometer to determine quantity of Vitamin A content in foods and biological fluids. Measuring device equipped with light emitting diode (LED) technology and graphic LCD display. Delivered with accessories. Assembled and packed in a portable case. No need for user calibration.
Indicative Price 9,603.87 USD

General Description
Portable Fluorometer to determine quantity of Vitamin A content in foods and biological fluids.
Supplier Product reference: L005-BioAnalyt, iCheck Fluoro

Technical specifications
Measuring device equipped with light emitting diode (LED) technology and graphic LCD display. Delivered with accessories. Assembled and packed in a portable case.

No need for user calibration.
Life span of approx. 30 000 hours of the LED - 10 million measurements.

Light source: LED lamp
Staff qualification: 1 day training
Use: Portable, point of care (POC)
Weight: Device: 0.45kg, case incl. accessories
and device:1.9kg
Data transfer: Included (via USB cable)

Analyte: Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and
retinol
Analysis method: Fluorometric
Principle of method: Auto fluorescence of vitamin A
Sample type: Foods, e.g. vitamin premixes, sugar,
flour, milk and breast milk
Sample preparation: None for liquid samples; homogenisation
and dilution in water for solids
Sample volume per analysis: 0.5mL
Linear range: 50-3000 mcg RE/L
Time per analysis: < 10min
Optimal measuring temperature: 20-30°C
Variation: < 10%
Method comparison Validated against HPLC
Display: mcgRE/L

Supplied as set containing:
Device
Set of 4 rechargeable AA batteries
Charger for 4 rechargeable AA batteries
PC data cable (USB)
Digital scale & calibration weight (balance)
Fluoro standard (calibration control)
Vial stand
User manual in print and on USB, including transfer software

Not included, to be ordered separately:
Syringe disposal box (S0782208)
Absorbent paper or tissues
Reagents
S0000257 Reagents for S0000227 Vit A/Foods, PAC-100
Kit with extraction vial, syringe and needle, pack of 100
Calibration control
S0000254 Calibration control for S0000227 Vit A/Foods
iCheck Fluoro Calibration Control (BioAnalyt nr. 005P00201) is stable for a minimum of 12 months and must be exchanged after expiry. Can be ordered directly with the manufacturer, recommended reordering at the time of replenishment of reagent set.
Manuel centrifuge
S0000255 Manuel centrifuge for S000227, S000229
To prepare a sample when determining vitamin A and iron in solid foods a centrifuge is needed

Language
Devices language is pre-set in English. Other languages may be available upon request. This may add time to the delivery.

Storage
Devices to be stored in dry conditions at room temperature. Device can withstand short term temperature variations that may occur during transport.
For measurement, the device and vials need to be at a temperature between 20-30 C° to ensure accurate results.
When not in use, the device should be stored in its case to avoid any damage and to insulate from extreme temperatures.

Note
For further information please refer to UNICEF Supply Division Technical Bulletin No. 18 “Portable Equipment for Quantitative Analysis of Vitamins and Minerals in Fortified Foods”
http://www.unicef.org/supply/index_73556.html

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