For The Semi-Quantitative Determination Of Ions
Most of the QUANTOFIXtest strips can be carried out in 10-120 seconds. That makes the application very quick for the end user.
All QUANTOFIXtests are ready to use kits. They are precalibrated and contain all necessary equipment and reagents.
The colour charts are adjusted and checked using certified standard solutions that are directly traceable to primary NIST standards. The user can be sure to receive accurate readings whenever he tests.
A QUANTOFIX test stick consists of a plastic strip of 0.2mm thickness to which, at the lower end, a test paper has been sealed. The size of the test paper area permits a clear comparison with the fields of equal size of the colour scale provided on the plastic box. The length of the test sticks is sufficient to permit easy handling even in cases where aggressive or otherwise noxious solutions are to be tested.
The plug of the vial contains a desiccant for increased shelf life of the sticks.
Food processing industry
|Platform||Semi-quantitative test strips|
|Gradation||QUAT - 0?•?10?•?25?•?50?•?100?•?250?•?500?•?1000? mg/L Benzalkonium chloride|
|Color change||QUAT - yellow?→?blue-green|
|Evaluable on reflectometer||No|
|Method||QUAT - Mixed indicator|
|Storage temperature||4−30 °C|
|Shelf life||2.5 Years|
|Scope of delivery||100 test strips in a tube, instruction leaflet|
Disinfectant testing- Rapid Tests for Healthcare
Health care professionals use different types of disinfectants and sanitizers for general disinfection and for cleaning of medical devices. Prior to the disinfection of devices, it proved useful to control the potency of the disinfection baths. After disinfection, all devices have to be rinsed and controlled for sanitizer residues prior to the next use. Dip & Read tests allow the quick and easy detection of sanitizer residues. These test strips increase patient safety while making healthcare professionals’ work easier and more efficient.
The QUANTOFIX® Relax allows the automatic reading of QUANTOFIX® test strips. Just place the strip on the strip adaptor and the Relax will give a precise and reliable result within seconds. The results are printable, saved internally and can be transmitted to a PC.
QUANTOFIX® Relax – for ease, reliable QC procedures
NANOCOLOR Potassium 50 (REF 985045) has been improved. The change is introduced from LOT 45004, which is available from stock as of 20th July 2020.
The test is now produced with an integrated ammonium compensation. The modified recipe allows a simple determination of potassium in the presence of an ammonium interference up to a concentration of 200 mg/L NH4-N, which is unique in the market.
The use of the additional ammonium compensation reagent (REF 918045) is therefore no longer necessary. Additional information on this topic will be part of our upcoming water news mailing.
Please note, that the test procedure has changed.
An update of the photometers is not required.
Please find the new product information within the following link.
Note: Please save your special methods and measurement data prior to the update. More information can be found in the customer information
For old photometers (PF-11 etc.) asking for blank guidance is available here.
QUANTOFIX test strips meet all requirements of a modern rapid test. The colour of the reactive pad changes depending on the concentration of an analyte in the sample. The evaluation is usually carried out visually by a comparison of the reaction colour with a multi-stage colour scale.
Analytical professionals as well as occasional testers appreciate QUANTOFIX test strips for the fast and easy analysis directly at the point of interest. Often, these tests are used to quickly check whether important parameters are in the desired range. They deliver an immediate result and thus enable a fast response.
QUANTOFIX tests are immediately ready‑to‑use. They do not require additional accessories.
The test strips are intended for single use, maintenance or calibration are not required.
Some QUANTOFIX test strips are tested and approved for medical applications and carry a CE-mark for medical products 93/42/EWG. They meet the special demands of health care professionals and ensure safe results in the medical field.
The strip reader QUANTOFIX Relax provides objective and quantitative results for many important parameters. Measurement data including time, date and sample ID are printed, stored and can be transmitted to an information system. This allows the rapid and reliable documentation of test results, which proved to be especially useful for QC departments.
Update November 2020
The UK Government offered a temporary VAT holiday on PPE products from May 1st to October 31st 2020. Although this has now come to an end and VAT is once again chargeable on PPE products, a group of expert GAMBICA members including Camlab have come together to recommend to HMRC that all PPE used in charitably funded medical and veterinary research be eligible for zero rate VAT. You can learn more about this effort here.
In these continuing unprecedented times we have had to deal with product supply restrictions, monthly price increases and surcharges being placed on our purchase orders for goods, particularly for critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Throughout the ongoing global pandemic we have strived to limit any increases to the selling price of all our main PPE brands. However, due to continued shortages and unprecedented high demand globally, we are seeing monthly cost price increases imposed by many of our PPE suppliers for items such as gloves and respirators . Some national governments have also restricted access to PPE products, and in some cases are applying additional export surcharges. Main manufacturers are also being asked to prioritise front line care workers.
Unfortunately from this point on we will have to include any additional government or increased freight surcharges applied to these products. To help mitigate such increases, we set up a PPE sourcing team in Q2 2020 tasked to source reliable alternative global manufacturers of these types of products in short supply to be able to offer our customers alternative similar products. Through this effort we continue to find cost effective alternatives and we are happy to work with our customers purchasing departments to try and negotiate bulk discount prices.
As products become available we will list them here.
Although we now have to pass on increases and surcharges please be assured that we are not inflating our profits. We are doing our best to overcome shortages by sourcing products from alternative suppliers of PPE, but in some cases the prices of these products are significantly above normal due to demand and in other cases they do not meet the correct PPE regulations that could put the public or medical professionals at risk if sold improperly. We are working with Trading Standards Institute (TSI) and the British Safety Industry federation (BSIF) by reporting these suppliers/providers who we believe are wrongly exploiting the current situation.
Unfortunately we are also finding that unscrupulous suppliers are offering us counterfeit products. Camlab is a member of the BSIF and we are working closely with them to ensure the items we source and sell are properly CE EN/149 rated and tested accordingly. Please note that category III products require much stricter requirements including ongoing market surveillance. Reporting and documentation retention is considerably more onerous on manufactures, suppliers and customers for Health and Safety records, recall, notification and withdrawal purposes.
We wish all our customers well in these trying times and hope we can all return to business as normal as soon as possible
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Useful Information – Things to Check
Is your supplier a member of the BSIF – https://www.bsif.co.uk/
Has your supplier verified this product and has documentation available?
Medical devices EU regulations
The European Union Medical Device Regulation repeals the existing directives on medical devices: Medical Devices Directive [93/42/EEC] and Active Implantable Medical Device Directive [90/385/EEC]. The regulation was published on 5 May 2017 and came into force on 25 May 2017
European Union (EU) Medical Device Regulation (MDR) 2017/745
The standards, which cover face masks, medical gloves and protective clothing are listed below: