AgriTech delivers expert sampling, testing and consultancy to the agri-biotech, breeding, feed and food industries.

Intertek AgriTech delivers quality assurance through high-tech analyses and services. We have considerable expertise in traceability, genetics, molecular biology and plant breeding. In particular, the global seed industry is well-served by our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in seed technology. This fast growing industry is playing a crucial role in reshaping the agricultural production model to sustainably deliver food, feed, fuel, fibre and raw materials to a growing world population.

Time to market for a new seed variety to reach the farmer is approximately 10 years. Intertek AgriTech operates as a quality partner in the seed industry with a long-term commitment to support customers with latest advances in technology and know-how. Intertek has provided seed testing services for more than 15 years.

Agri-biotech, seed breeding and seed production demand unique specialist services. Intertek provides tailored testing solutions for each segment, based on molecular biology, wet-chemistry and physical testing. Across the board we assist customers in the selection of genetic resources, verification of qualities, and securing global movements of seed.

Intertek’s DNA testing laboratories generally hold ISO 17025 and ISO 14001 accreditations. In addition, selected laboratories are certified by the New Zealand MPI to test for New Zealand seed imports, and are certified partner laboratories for multinational companies’ testing certain traits. Selected laboratories can receive samples without a phytosanitary certificate.

Services are offered on multiple crops and in various applications, such as:

Molecular biology based testing:

  • Genotyping
  • Marker assisted breeding
  • GMO testing (including AP/LLP, quantification)
  • Zygosity testing
  • Pathogen testing
  • Species ID
  • Hybrid testing
  • Purity testing
  • Method development and validations

Wet-chemistry testing:

  • Oil and fatty acid profiling
  • Erucic acid and glucosinolates
  • Protein content and composition
  • Pesticides and residues

Physical testing (in partner lab):

  • Physical purity
  • Germination
  • Conformity, shape and colour
  • Vigour
  • Pathogens
  • Thousand kernel weight

Sampling and consulting:

  • Intertek’s global network of inspectors enables sampling at multi locations.
  • Consultancy is offered on bio-laboratory design, molecular testing and methods development

At your disposal is a one-stop solution of sampling, extensive analytical expertise and consultancy tools.


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