Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Did you know that the ORAC assay was developed on a BMG LABTECH microplate reader, the FLUOstar OPTIMA?

Using the FLUOstar OPTIMA, Dr. Ron Prior adapted the ORAC assay to a microplate format over ten years ago. In his publication entitled “Assays for hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidant capacity (oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC(FL))) of plasma and other biological and food samples”. Dr. Prior describes how to perform a simplified ORAC assay on a BMG LABTECH microplate reader.

The ORAC assay, which measures the antioxidant capacity of a substance, is one of the most widely used food science applications in the world.

Find out more about the ORAC assay here: http://www.bmglabtech.com/ORAC/

1 comment:

  1. I love antioxidants.... especially those in chocolate!!! Yum!


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