New and improved test kit to determine lactose concentrations across dairy segments

Chr. Hansen introduces LACTOSENS®R: The second generation of the lactose biosensor test kit, ensuring quick and robust documentation of low lactose or lactose-free claims for every batch

May 29, 2019

The fast-growing lactose-free dairy market creates opportunities for innovation and product diversification. Meanwhile, retailers demand more documentation, which challenges dairy manufacturers to control and verify lactose concentration across all dairy segments. The new and improved LACTOSENS®R helps dairy manufacturers to meet this demand.

“LACTOSENS®R enables dairy manufacturers to determine and document lactose concentrations accurately across all lactose-free and low lactose dairy products. This is a sought-after improvement to our Test and Equipment range and a great aid to customers dairy production,” says Ole Madsen, commercial development manager at Chr. Hansen.

Improved specifications based on customer feedback

LACTOSENS®R is the second generation and the result of continues customer dialogue and innovation of the user-friendly test kit. As well as being a quick and easy-to-use quantitative test for lactose in low lactose and lactose-free dairy products, this kit enables dairy manufacturers to gain:

  • Increased versatility
    LACTOSENS®R is applicable to a vast range of dairy products (white mass and finished products)
  • Detection limit of 0.008 percent
    LACTOSENS®R delivers quantitative results with high accuracy at and below the threshold limit of 0.01 percent
  • Resiliency and robustness
    LACTOSENS®R is interference-free (measurements not affected by vitamins, sugars, fruits, etc.)
  • External certification
    LACTOSENS®R is certified by NordVal in an extended range of products.

Applicable to a wide range of dairy products 

LACTOSENS®R is proven to be robust and resilient and covers an expanded application range, aiding dairy manufacturers in determining the lactose concentration in a vast range of lactose-free and low lactose products – even in the presence of fruit preps and added flavors. 

“With our first biosensor assay kit, LACTOSENS®, we had a world-class lactose test kit for white mass dairy products. Now, with LACTOSENS®R, dairy manufacturers will also receive a high-precision measurement of lactose concentrations in finished products, including those with coffee and chocolate,” explains Madsen and adds: 

“This is good news for existing LACTOSENS® users and new LACTOSENS®R customers. You receive an upgraded test kit for the same price, using the same protocol, but with better features and product applicability.”

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