Advanced Food & Beverage Industry

Food & Beverage Quality Assurance

Ensure product consistency throughout Food & Beverage formulation and development efforts.

Ensure Consistent Product Quality

Ensure optimal product consistency with quick and accurate osmolality measurements using an Advanced Instruments Osmometer. Designed to support food and beverage formulation and development efforts, our osmometers help maximize resources and ensure consistent product quality.

The Importance of QC and Process Control in Food Production

Refiners supply ingredients for a wide variety of food products, including beverages, canned goods, fats and oils, dairy products, meats, baking products, alcoholic beverages, and animal foods. Corn products are also used in pharmaceuticals, industrial products, fuel alcohol, the chemical industry, and textiles.

As this industry grows, so does its need for quality control and process control tests. Osmometry can be used to monitor and control corn syrup attributes by the corn refiner. The refiner’s customers can also use osmometry as a quality control check for incoming syrups and sweeteners.

Liquid Handling Quality Control

The production of any food or beverage needs to comply with standards including 21 CFR Part 11, GLP, GMP and other ISO standards. These regulations provide confidence in the quality, safety, and efficacy on the market.  

To ensure regulatory compliance of your automated liquid handlers, pipettes, and personnel, we can support your lab with liquid volume verification technology, quality management training, and services.   

Osmolality Testing Adds Value Across Multiple Applications

Sports Beverages:
To offer maximum benefit to an athlete, their osmolality must not exceed that of normal body fluids. Solutions with an osmolality greater than this cause water to be drawn from the body to the stomach to balance osmolality and, in doing so, negatively impact the athlete’s performance. Ingredient manufacturers of isotonic sports beverages recommend checking the osmolality of all mixes.

Corn Sweeteners and Malto Dextrins:
Production of sweeteners and specialty starches by hydrolysis can be rapidly monitored with osmometry, reducing lag time and eliminating variation.

Brewing and Malting:
Predict end fermentation by monitoring freezing point. Microbrewery operations producing limited output, high quality products benefit from this “real-time” testing.

Reduced-Lactose Dairy Products:
Enzymatic lactose reduction is easily monitored with an osmometer or cryoscope.

Ice Cream:
Ice cream mixtures can be easily and rapidly monitored with an osmometer or cryoscope as part of a quality control check.

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This [OsmoTECH] instrument was a dream come true. The administrator can lock down features and dictate what users can and cannot do. Very easy to use and extremely reliable instrument.

Troy Franz

Paragon Bioservices

The Artel MVS has been a huge help for our lab in validating volumes on new automated liquid handlers. Always gives consistent results, easy to use, software is extremely straightforward, and any time we have an issue, it's super easy to get help from the Artel team. Thank you!

Leah Chong

Invitae

The best part of the [OsmoTECH] instrument is it gives accurate and reproducible results for any solution and most importantly in less than a minute you have the results.

Brijeshkumar Pandya

Nivagen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

[The OsmoTECH] achieves high quality and reproducible results. Easy instrument to use and well-presented software.

Claudia Chadford

Touchlight Genetics

The MVS system is extremely useful for periodic performance QC testing of high-throughput liquid handlers, high-throughput liquid handler calibration, and various liquid handler/single channel pipette tip type/lot QC. The MVS system requires minimal maintenance and MVS manager software is intuitive to use and flexible to set up various plate layouts to meet user’s need. The customer service is very responsive and helpful. They provide a notification for calibrator plate re-certification annually ...

Hyun-Wu Lee

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

[The OsmoTECH PRO] instrument is simple to operate with minimal consumables.

Greg Hautke

Baxter Healthcare

The [Artel MVS] product is accurate and reliable. With the addition of the pre-owned models of MVS readers, it also becomes affordable. The expansion of the dye solutions to include MasterMix and Serum along with their original aqueous offering makes Artel a definitive liquid class setup solution. The FSE performing setup and the account manager were on-time, responsive, and supportive during install and (most importantly) afterwards.

Kevin Kim

Avellino Labs

The MVS [has] made verifications so much more efficient. It also enabled us to detect an issue with one of our instrument onboard pipetting devices. The customer service is great and using this system makes accreditation assessments much easier!

Beth Johnson

KY Division of Lab Services, DPH

The small footprint of this instrument is great for our lab! The Anoxomat is a workhorse and has given us very few problems historically. Ease of use among many users and quality, reproducible results are a given with this instrument.

Jessica Gabriel

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

[The Anoxomat is] very easy to use and efficient, easy to clean and reliable, it was such an improvement from our previous method of heat sealing and anaerobic pouches, I absolutely love these jars!

Magdalena Margiotta

fcina

This [OsmoTECH PRO] osmometer is an accurate and convenient tool for the needs of our lab. Our lab works in the developmental stage of pharmaceuticals, and requires quick, precise bursts of osmolality checking for QC - and this instrument (with a load capacity of 20 samples) takes care of those needs. With developmental drugs, limited sample volume is often an issue - this instrument only needs 30uL (and takes ~90 seconds a measurement).

Sasha Sheptovitsky

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Osmolality measurements are easy and reliable with this [OsmoTECH PRO] instrument.

Kevin Kent

Boehringer-ingelheim

[The OsmoTECH PRO is] very easy to use for all technicians in a quality control lab. Small sample size. Friendly technicians that explained how to use the product very well.

Cathy Gladkowski

Biologos LLC

[The OsmoTECH PRO is] very easy to use due to short analysis time and sample preparation.

Karthik Venkatachalam

Pfizer

[The OsmoTECH PRO is a] great system for multiple sample testing. Very straightforward and easy to use.

Bobby Grigoropoulos

Fresenius Kabi USA

[The OsmoTECH XT is] easy to use, reliable and self-navigating options menu.

Alexander Shapiro

Precision NanoSystems

The [OsmoTECH] is highly effective and obtained results are of high quality. With this instrument I can develop my formulation for meeting the osmolality criteria for drug products.

Siva Bingi

Intas Pharmaceuticals

[The OsmoTECH is] easy to use and robust piece of equipment that met all our user and regulatory requirements. The hardware is sleek, efficient and easy to use. The integrated software has built in data integrity controls and is thoroughly tested through validation test scripts / reports.

J. Lacey

Replimune

The Artel PCS fulfills our requirements on ISO compliant pipette calibration and testing. Results are reproducible and variance is lower than in manual process. Personnel is easily trained on the device. Process is faster than manual process.

Andreas Heider

Axolabs GmbH

We use an Artel PCS system to calibrate our pipettes. We purchase all the reagents necessary to use. Have contacted Artel Technical support for questions in regard to using the Artel system and necessary trouble shooting suggestions. Happy with the service for purchase of the system that we are using and the products. Verification of pipettes using this system has saved us time and provided more accurate results compared to using balances for verification of pipettes in particular small volumes.

Fathieh Shafiee

Wisonsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The MVS system is fairly intuitive to use. Not only can we use this for our internal automated liquid handler volume verification, tip test and calibration work, we have been using the system to offer external volume verification service to our collaborators. The system is very durable without significant issues and easy to maintain. MVS reagent orders are always processed and delivered in a timely manner. Our regional specialist periodically checks in to ask if the system is working as expected.

Hyun-Wu Lee

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

The Anoxomat system is easy to use, has very little maintenance and consistently gives good growth of quality control organisms.

Janet Reynolds

Grandview Medical Center

Ease of use and reproducibility of results are excellent. I would recommend [Anoxomat] for any microbiology department to ensure proper anaerobic conditions are met!

Stefanie Taitano

Keesler Air Force Base

We have no problems recovering fastidious anaerobes and microaerophilic organisms such as Campylobacter. The [Anoxomat] instrument is easy to use with very few problems. Our techs like the disposable sachets ... there is one less task for the techs to monitor and perform.

Terry O'Donnell

Mount Carmel Health System

[The OsmoTECH PRO is an] excellent product and extremely efficient! Easy to clean and maintain. Excellent customer support and allows increased in-process testing capabilities.

Seth Rindner

Biologos LLC

The [OsmoTECH PRO] is very easy to use. Allows my lab to update a 20+ year old instrument, also from Advanced.

Walter Wasylenko

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

The Anoxomat III is an efficient instrument. It continues to provide anaerobic conditions for our anaerobic chambers with consistent results. It is relatively easy to use. You can add additional plates to a jar after it has been charged, just remember to let the jar come to atmospheric conditions for a minute before you recharge it. ...

Patrick McGeehan

Capital Region Medical Center

We were doing liquid class development and realized that we couldn’t get anything <10 uL to pass. With the MVS, I was able to optimize our liquid classes in just 6 tests! We took it from a 16% inaccuracy down to 1.6% at 10 uL. Piece of cake when you’ve got something like the MVS in your corner.

Douglas Brown

CRL Clinical Reference Laboratory

The MVS system has been vital to our lab operations.

Hyun-Wu Lee

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre

In the beginning, you never know which kind of samples you’re going to test, and the [OsmoTECH XT] osmometer offers an amazing range of osmolality testing: from 0 to 4000 mOsm/kg H2O.

Kayla Pasake

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines

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