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Actinomycin D and its semisynthetic derivative 7-Amino-Actinomycin D (7-AAD)

Actinomycin D (Act D) is a natural chemopeptide which is isolated from the bacteria Streptomyces. Amongst Streptomyces bacteria, Streptomyces parvulus (Streptomyces SP) produces Actinomycin D with the highest antibiotic activities. It is also known as Dactinomycin or Actinomycin C1.…

All you need to know about Water Safety

Water safety is an important and fundamental concern that includes handling of water reservoirs in ways that prevent poisoning of human, animals and plants.Contaminants by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae or fungi and their metabolites pose a great risk to drinking-water…

Standard Solutions as reference materials

Fermentek is a global leader in the production of certified Mycotoxin and Microcystin reference materials for food and water safety labs, and for R&D.Mycotoxins are toxic fungal metabolites that appear in food and animal feed as a result of fungal infection of crops such as cereals…

All you need to know about Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are a category of mycotoxins – a naturally occurring toxic secondary metabolite – universally generated by certain molds, predominantly the aspergillus species (aspergillus flavus and aspergillus parasiticus). More than 18 different types of aflatoxins have been reported to…

Mycotoxins - The health risks of fungi

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous microfungi (molds) that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. These fungi are referred to as “toxigenic” fungi. Because of their pharmacological activity, some mycotoxins or mycotoxin…