Institute of Genetics and Cytology

http://igc.by/  
220072 Minsk, Academic St. 27

Molecular genetic testing of food, agricultural products, feed and seed material for the presence of genetically modified ingredients (GMI)

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PUBLISHED

2023-07-07

LAST UPDATE

2023-07-15

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Margarita Bortnik
igc_market@igc.by
Summary
The Institute of Genetics and Cytology offers consumers services for molecular genetic testing of food products, agricultural products, feed and seeds for the presence of genetically modified ingredients (GMI) under an outsourcing agreement and is looking for partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.
Description
Identification of genetically modified organisms is an obligatory part of the process of certification of food products and raw materials. The institute's specialists have extensive experience in conducting PCR studies, which ensures guaranteed quality and minimum lead times. The laboratory is equipped with modern equipment from world manufacturers.

Analysis of the species of meat components that make up raw materials, food and feed allows you to determine the source of animal protein, identify counterfeit products, and also identify plant components in food products of animal origin.

As objects for analysis, raw and thermally processed meat products (carcass parts, minced meat, sausages), raw materials and ingredients for food products, dry and canned feed for animals and birds, animal feed, etc.
For analysis, a specific PCR method is used, which is optimal for products that have undergone heat treatment.

Why is it necessary to accurately identify the species composition of meat:
• contamination of expensive meat varieties with cheaper analogues (for example, beef - horse meat, turkey -
chicken, determination of meat contamination with soy and other plant components),
• health problems (possibility of allergies),
• personal preferences in the choice of food (for example, vegetarianism),
• precise marking.

Determination of the species of meat components is carried out in an accredited laboratory, which entered in the register of testing laboratories of the Customs Union, test reports are recognized in all countries of the Customs Union. State standard of the Republic of Belarus GOST 31719-2012. The standard is prepared on the basis of the application State Standard 52723-2007 and adopted by the Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (Minutes of October 1, 2012 No. 51).

More details in the Catalog of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology "Applied Developments".
Advantages and Innovations
Unique techniques. Highly qualified staff.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Funding source
State budged
Internal
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Secret know-how
Sector group
Agrofood
BioChemTech

Organization information

Type
R&D institution
Year established
1965
NACE keywords
A.01.61 - Support activities for crop production
A.01.62 - Support activities for animal production
M.72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Q.86.90 - Other human health activities
Turnover (in EUR)
1-10M
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Yes
Additional comments
Main areas of research:

– Study of the structural and functional organization of the genomes of plants, animals, humans and microorganisms;
– Studying the problems of genetic and cellular engineering;
– Development of genetic bases for breeding plants, animals and microorganisms;
– Creation of genomic technologies for agriculture, healthcare, sports, environmental protection;
– Study of biosafety issues;
– Provision of services for DNA marking and DNA certification of plants, animals, humans and microorganisms;
– Collection and preservation of unique DNA samples as sources of valuable genetic information;
– Monitoring of the genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus, promotion of access to genetic resources and benefit sharing;
– Provision of services for determining the content of genetically modified ingredients in food raw materials and food products.

International agreements on scientific partnership have been concluded with the Medical Genetic Research Center (Russia), the Estonian Biocenter (Estonia), the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), the National Institute of Biology of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenia, Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “K. Malkov”, Sadovo of Agricultural Academy (Bulgaria), Ivane Beritashvili Center for Experimental Biomedicine (Georgia), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology SB RAS (Russia), etc.
Languages spoken
English
Russian

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Distribution services agreement
Outsourcing agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in purchasing services for molecular genetic testing of food, agricultural products, feed and seeds for the presence of genetically modified ingredients (GMI) under an outsourcing agreement.

Partners interested in purchasing services for molecular genetic testing of food, agricultural products, feed and seeds for the presence of genetically modified ingredients (GMI) under a distribution services agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500 MNE
> 500
251-500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution
University
Sole proprietor
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