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SERVICES & CONTRACT TESTING

Led by an accomplished team of scientists, we are recognized in North America as a trusted authority on food safety and quality with cutting-edge expertise in addressing microbiological needs in research and testing.

 

Beyond the Lab

In the CanBiocin lab, there are more than microscopes, petri dishes and white coats: there’s a team entirely committed to innovating the landscape of bioprotection. As CanBiocin determinedly continues to research and develop, it is even more important for them to ensure their innovations in bioprotection leave the lab to benefit all. 

 

L.A.B in the Lab

While many of us enjoy hearing those “invented by accident” tales, the truth is that most life-changing advancements are conceived in a lab. Although CanBiocin’s innovations are no different, in their world the lab takes on an entire new meaning: LAB, short for Lactic Acid Bacteria, is the backbone of their operation. Basing their bacteriology and molecular biology research on the application of LAB drives their innovations – in the ultimate quest to enhance food safety and the overall health of animals and humans.

 

CanBiocin offers a full range of services to encompass every aspect of your study – from microbial identification, to product sampling, in-depth assessment across varied temperatures, and full storage life and pathogen challenges.

Our team can consult with you to provide solutions to your challenges with spoilage organisms or pathogens such as:

 

SHELF LIFE TESTING

CanBiocin helps companies to comply with statutory or commercial requirements to accurately determine the use by or best before dates for their products in order to keep their brand and consumers safe.

 

CHALLENGE STUDIES

At CanBiocin, we can help challenge a product with either pathogenic or spoilage microorganisms to validate the product formulation, cooking process, and/or storage conditions.

Examples of foodborne pathogens:

  • Pathogenic Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Clostridium perfringens

Examples of spoilage microorganisms:

  • Enterococcus
  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • Enterobacter
  • Lactobacillus
  • Klebsiella
  • Spoilage Clostridium
  • Various yeast and mold

DETECTION OF BACTERIA & YEAST/MOLD

Isolation, identification, quantification, and characterization of isolates (bacteria or yeast/mold) from a variety of samples, e.g. sauces, water, drinks, treats, kibble, pudding, potato chips, and chicken nuggets.

 

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSES

CanBiocin offers two types of nutritional analysis: data-based and laboratory-based nutritional analysis. Both are accepted by Health Canada.

 

OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES

  • Lyophilization (Freeze-drying)
  • Cell culture models
  • pH measurement
  • Method development and validation
  • DNA fingerprinting and fragment analysis
  • Custom projects

 

Our facility based in Edmonton includes a Biosafety Level II laboratory for handling Risk Group 2 microorganisms listed above. With more than 20 years of experience behind us our team of scientists are able to design, consult, conduct, and analyse experiments of any complexity for our customers.

CanBiocin has received “Good Laboratory Practice” (GLP) facilities recognition. At CanBiocin we pride ourselves on maintaining a quality system of management controls ensuring consistent, reliable, and reproducible results.