The new test procedure simulates on a carrier material how the chemical substance or food acts on a certain metabolic process of the human body, e.g. on the gastrointestinal tract.
More and more chemical substances are used in food without knowing their effect on the human body, especially the digestive system. These chemical substances can trigger unpleasant consequences such as intolerances and allergies or even be involved in tumour diseases.
On this carrier, both an analysis of the substance composition of a food and a subsequent biological test are possible. Thus it is possible to show negative but also positive effects of chemical substances or food on human metabolic processes.
The method combines for the first time on a single carrier the analysis of substance mixtures by means of high-performance thin-layer chromatography with biological tests to demonstrate the biological effectiveness of the separated substances. This is done quickly, reliably and cost-effectively. Very little sample material is required. A variety of designs are possible, adapted to the most diverse metabolic processes. The method can also be applied to metabolic processes in animals.
The fields of application are medical nutritional advice, as well as food and environmental analysis. The method can be used in any analytical or microbial laboratory that is accredited to test food and environmental samples.
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January 15, 2024