In the winemaking process there are key parameters such as gluconic acid, malic acid, fructose, glucose, sucrose, sugars, histamines, lactic acid, etc. whose concentration is essential to control and monitor in order to obtain the best quality of wine.
BIOLAN started its business operations in this sector in 2006, specifically with the development of BIOWINE, a biosensor to detect gluconic acid, to later provide the sector with a precise, simple and fast tool to quantify the rest of the parameters mentioned above, both in wine and must.
The fishing industry is obliged to maintain a high quality in its products and to ensure they are safe for consumption. To determine quality and freshness of fish, histamine is considered one of the best indicators.
In 2013 BIOLAN launched the BIOFISH HIS line onto the market, a biosensor to analyse histamine in fish or fish by-products in a precise, simple and fast way throughout the entire fish value-chain.
Histamine quantification using BIOFISH HIS 300 has been internationally certified by the AOAC since 2016.
The importance of categorizing tuna quality and the industry’s need for an alternative methodology to the current visual grading led BIOLAN to launch this new BIOFISH 3000 YAKE biosensor, a revolutionary method for the objective determination of the Yake grade (also known as burnt flesh syndrome).
The popularity of sashimi grade tuna makes Yake a critical parameter for the economic evaluation of tuna. With this new application BIOLAN aims to provide the tuna industry with an objective method to save time and avoid damage to the piece, and therefore, to allocate the raw material to the final product that best corresponds.
The crustacean industry, mainly the shrimp industry, adds sulphite in the culture and processing to avoid melanosis, a natural process that has no nutritional or health effects, but causes losses of commercial value. Sulphite is considered an allergen and its content in the final product is regulated, therefore it requires control and monitoring.
In 2014, BIOLAN launched BIOFISH SUL onto the market, a biosensor that quantifies sulphite at any point of the crustacean production-chain, in shrimp or culture water, in a precise, simple and fast way.
Sulphite quantification using BIOFISH SUL has been internationally certified by the AOAC since 2018.
In the dairy market, the demand for lactose-free and low-lactose products has strongly emerged in recent years, mainly due to the high prevalence of lactose intolerance in some countries. The industry must guarantee the lactose content of products that are labelled as lactose-free.
In 2014 BIOLAN launched the BIOMILK line, to analyse lactose and glucose in various dairy matrices in a quantitative, accurate, simple and fast way.
BIOLAN continues to develop biosensors for the quantification of different parameters of interest for the food industry, for example, sulphite in processed meats or dried fruits in an accurate, fast and simple way.
The BIOFOOD product line includes some of these new biosensors, aimed at various food segments.
BIOLAN has extended the application of its technology to the world of health, to facilitate the diagnosis of different pathologies and to monitor therapies, through its new business area BIOLAN HEALTH.