Ochratoxin (OTA) is a mycotoxin produced as a secondary metabolite of various Aspergillus and Penicillium fungis. It can be found on several commodities (e.g. cereals and cereal-based products, coffee, beer, grape juice, wine, cacao products).
Ochratoxin A exhibits toxicity in animals and mankind, including nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, immunotoxic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects and represents therefore a serious health risk to livestock and population. In order to limit these effects, European Regulation (EC) 1881/2006 sets maximum levels for Ochratoxin A in foodstuffs (e.g. 5μg/kg in raw cereal grains, 30μg/kg in spices).
AFFINIMIP® SPE Ochratoxin A are selective solid phase extraction cartridges that selectively clean and concentrate the toxin prior to analysis by HPLC.