Meat Speciation Testing

Meat speciation testing is the identification of animal species and is performed for a variety of reasons - economic, ethnic and safety.

The discovery of horse meat in beef products has developed into a Europe-wide scandal. Manufacturers and retailers are, therefore, seeking ways to authenticate their products and offer the highest level of confidence possible.

VWR offers a wide range of products for meat speciation testing, such as ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) and qualitative PCR analysis techniques. All of these methods help to identify the range of animal species in raw or cooked products across a wide variety of food and feed matrices.

NMR Spectroscopy (SNI or IR) & HPLC

As with traditional spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy can be used to used to test for protein markers...

Cryogenic Storage

Cryogenic storage gives you everything you need to safely store precious specimens...


VWR offer a large and growing range of spectrophotometers for all applications...

Nucleic Acid Extraction & Amplification

Within our Genomics range of products find all you need for PCR based food testing.

Protein Extraction & Detection

Solutions for protein preparation and identification, incl. antibodies, ELISA kits, microplate readers and many more...