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Extraction and Quantification of Bacterial Endotoxin

May 3, 2019
extraction and quantification of bacterial endotoxin

Endotoxins are lipopolysaccharide molecules found in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. Endotoxins that enter the human body can illicit a dangerous inflammatory reaction. For this reason, FDA guidelines impose strict limits on endotoxin levels in medical device extracts. Devices that contact the cardiovascular or lymphatic system must be below...


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Correct Ways to Use LAL accessories

Apr 17, 2019
correct ways to use lal accessories

The Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay is an efficient method for the detection of bacterial endotoxin in Gram-negative bacteria. It was developed in 1960 based on the clotting reaction of haemolymph from the Atlantic horseshoe crab. There are a number of LAL accessories available for bacterial endotoxin testing, for instance,...


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Kinetic-turbidimetric LAL method for Endotoxin Detection (PYROSTAR™)

Feb 28, 2019
pyrostar kinetic turbidimetric lal method

Bacterial endotoxin is the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) component of the cell membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. The presence of endotoxin can be detected by a specific and efficient method known as the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) assay. The LAL assay was developed in the 1960s and is based on the clotting reaction...


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Kits for LAL Testing Using the Kinetic-Chromogenic Method

Jan 11, 2019
kits for lal by using the colorimetric method

The LAL Test (Limulus amebocyte lysate) is a method of great importance for the determination of endotoxins of bacterial origin. At Fujifilm Wako, we manufacture kits to perform the kinetic-chromogenic LAL assay, which include all of the reagents necessary for bacterial endotoxins detection through a change in color development, and allow...


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Use of Colorimetric Method in LAL test

Nov 30, 2018
colorimetric method in lal test

The colorimetric analysis methods allow, by measuring the absorbance variation of a sample at a certain wavelength, to calculate the concentration of analytes of interest. This detection method can be used in LAL test (Limulus amebocyte lysate) for endotoxins. The LAL test is a well-known technique to researchers for determination of...


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Kits for the LAL test with the Turbidimetric Method

May 21, 2018
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The brand PYROSTAR has different kits to conduct the LAL test, that is, for the detection of bacterial endotoxins. Some of these kits are designed to be used with the turbidimetric methods of analysis. The analytical sign that can be measured and quantified through these kits is the turbidity formed...


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The use of the Turbidimetric Method in the LAL test

Apr 20, 2018
turbidimetric method in the lal test

The turbidimetric method is one of the methods used for the detection of the end point when endotoxin analysis is performed using the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) test. By applying the turbidimetric method, we can conduct the LAL test in a semi-quantitative or quantitative manner. The LAL test measures the turbidity...


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Analytical Methods for the detection of bacterial endotoxins

Mar 15, 2018
methods for the detection of bacterial endotoxins

There are three analytical methods for the determination of bacterial endotoxins through the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate test, also known as the LAL test by its acronym. These methods are the Gel-Clot method, the turbidimetric method and the colorimetric method, which can be carried out in a qualitative or quantitative manner. GEL-CLOT...


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The importance of having the right accessories to carry out the LAL test

Feb 16, 2018
accessories suitable for carrying out the lal test

The LAL test (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) allows us to determine lipopolysachharides of bacterial origin. The lipopolysachharide molecules found in the outer cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria, also known as bacterial endotoxins, are released when bacterial lysis takes place. These substances have a high level of toxicity and are very stable,...


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Reagents and Accessories for the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Test (LAL)

Jan 8, 2018
reagents and accessories for the limulus amebocyte lysate test

The Limulus Amebocyte Lysate Test (LAL) is a method for the detection and quantification of bacterial endotoxins that is widely used by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The biochemical principle of the test is based on the clotting reaction of the hemolymph of the _Limulus polyphemus_, commonly known as the...


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