The MaxSignal® Amantadine ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of amantadine in meat including chicken, duck, beef and pork, eggs and other sample types. The MaxSignal Amantadine ELISA Test Kit is the only kit available for the screening of food samples for amantadine residues.
This kit is manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.
Amantadine (Symmetrel) is a drug that has US Food and Drug Administration approval for use both as an antiviral and an antiparkinsonian drug. It is the organic compound 1-adamantylamine or 1-aminoadamantane, meaning it consists of an adamantane backbone that has an amino group substituted at one of the four methyne positions. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, amantadine is no longer recommended for treatment of influenza in the United States. Additionally, its effectiveness as an antiparkinsonian drug is undetermined, with a 2003 Cochrane Review concluding that there was insufficient evidence in support of or against its efficacy and safety. In 2005, Chinese poultry farmers were reported to have used amantadine to protect birds against avian influenza. It has since been banned for use as a veterinary drug by Chinese government regulatory agencies.
The MaxSignal Amantadine ELISA Test Kit has the capacity for 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate (assuming 12 wells for standards). Return any unused microwells to the foil bag and reseal them with the desiccant provided in the original package. Store the kit at 2-8°C*. The shelf life is 12 months when the kit is properly stored.
Bioo Scientific developed the anti-amantadine antibody used in the MaxSignal® Amantadine ELISA Test Kit in-house produced at our advanced animal facility in Austin, TX which is operated under USDA regulations. Bioo Scientific has not, and will not, sell anti-amantadine antibodies to any third-party for any purpose. Any claims made by other ELISA manufacturers implying that they use Bioo Scientific’s anti-amantadine antibodies in their kits are FALSE. Also any claims made by other kit manufacturers implying that they use the same antibody that Bioo Scientific’s uses in their kits are FALSE. Bioo Scientific reserves the right to take legal actions against these false claims.