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Belfast based Bia Analytical announce release of a Portable Testing Service


3/26/2024 3:34:08 PM

Product Development

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Initially focused on the Herbs and Spices market this ultra-fast portable service as recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme - utilises  Bia Analytical’s robust scientific models to provide an indication of authenticity within seconds.

Delivering rapid results at the press of a button, enabling real-time decision-making and significant  cost saving. It allows anyone in the supply chain, whether producer, distributor, supplier, retailer or auditor to instantly test the authenticity of their goods anytime, anywhere. This is the quickest, most effortless, and portable solution on the market utilising technology from trinamiX. 

Backed by the trusted and accredited Bia Analytical lab it provides a robust and trusted indication of  authenticity in seconds. This ground-breaking portable solution delivers cutting-edge science via  exclusive access to Bia Analytical’s rigorously validated authenticity solutions, enhancing quality  control process with rapid on-the-spot authentication at the point of sampling. Results are delivered  within seconds through a handheld device powered by cloud-hosted unique tests. This service is a  game-changer within the food industry, enabling unlimited testing anywhere across the supply chain, giving end-to-end authenticity confidence across products.  

Terry McGrath, Bia Analytical Founder and CSO stated “The launch of this new portable service is only  possible due to the incredible work that has been undertaken over many years in the laboratory by the research team in Bia Analytical. The team has gathered and tested thousands of samples to build up an extensive range of authenticity models using advanced data science and modelling.  

Combining this scientific research with world-leading technology has allowed us to create this unique  offering. We’re thrilled to be able to bring this combination of science and technology out of the lab and into the hands of anyone who cares about quality across the supply chain. We are passionate  about removing fraud within the food industry and increasing consumer confidence in the food we buy every day.”  

This service allows customers to enhance and expand their quality control process at the point of sampling, allowing them to make informed decisions, giving a better representation of integrity across their products. An unlimited cost-effective solution enables high throughput screening, resulting in targeted follow-up lab testing.  

Bia Analytical is committed to its mission of bringing world-leading science and technology together  to drive integrity and innovation in the authenticity market. While initially focused on Herbs and Spices, a wide range of authenticity testing methods across many food products are under active development, helping to protect the entire  supply chain against fraud. 

Simon Cole, Bia Analytical CEO added “This is a very unique time in our industry, consumers are  increasingly concerned about food quality, integrity, and sustainability. Our highly anticipated  portable testing service is bringing a game-changing upgrade to the verification of food integrity and  authenticity. Instant testing at the point of sampling will allow quality-minded organisations to carry out testing across their supply chain, identifying potential issues, allowing for targeted lab testing reducing costs, and increasing confidence. 

We’re excited to be bringing this new service to market and working with our customers and partners  to bring a very fresh approach to early authenticity testing which will drive a higher level of quality  and integrity within the food supply chain.” 

For more information visit www.bia-analytical.com

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