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With the innovative PRX system, ProXentia brings a revolution in the controls of the food chains: from now on, the quality of food is being tested directly in the production and storage areas, saving time and reducing costs.

Designed to meet the needs of both structured laboratories and small manufacturer, the PRX system is characterized by its practicality and ease-of-use.

The PRX system, made of three elements – a set of disposable cartridges specifically designed for each type of sample to be analyzed, the PRX reader that performs the analysis and a software for the control and management of data – ensures reliable measurements even in the hands of less expert users. A single test, lasting only a few minutes, evaluates the presence and concentration of up to 10 substances at the same time, such as mycotoxins, allergens and contaminants, returning a full identity card of the analyzed sample. The results of the analysis are immediately available on PCs, tablets and smartphones, and saved in a secure archive that can be accessed at any time.

 

The PRX system may take advantage of the incentives offered by the National Industry 4.0 Plan (Industria 4.0).

Collect the sample in the cartridge

Just take a few drops of sample (0.5 ml) and insert them into the cartridge dedicated to the matrix that you want to analyze.

Insert the cartridge into the reader

The PRX reader is a compact device, able to read any type of ProXentia cartridge. It performs the analysis within a few minutes.

Read the results

The results are transmitted in real time to a mobile platform and monitored with our app or from a PC.

Wine cartridge

The wine cartridge allows to identify allergenic residues derived from the fining of wines (eggs, milk), fermentation regulators (egg lysozyme) and mycotoxins (ochratoxin A). Available for white or red wines.

Technology inside

The PRX system is based on the Reflective Phantom Interface (RPI) technology, designed and patented by ProXentia, which exploits the properties of light reflected from surfaces with very low reflectivity. The PRX sensor is made using a material that, in contact with aqueous solutions, becomes almost completely transparent. The very little reflected light carries information on the molecules that are near the surface.

The surface of the PRX sensor is coated, in some small areas (“spots”), with receptors able to capture the molecules to be analyzed (for example mycotoxins) that could be present inside the sample. On the surface, there are multiple spots with various receptors that capture different types of molecules. The way these spots reflect light provides a direct measurement of the concentration of contaminants in the sample, all of them analyzed simultaneously.