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UniFLEX Biogenic Amine


      Unitech’s new UniFLEX Biogenic Amine reagent

  • Fast batch assay, use your spec at 340nm

  • Specific Reaction Utilizes Diamino Oxidase enzyme

  • Detects biogenic amines of winemaking interest

        Histamine, Tyramine, and 2-Phenylethylaminee (toxic biogenic amines in wine)

        Putrescine, cadaverine, spermidine, spermine

  • Alternative technology to Thin Layer Chromatography & EIA testing.

  • A tool to minimize 'Histamine Sensitivity' reactions in wine consumers (i.e. headaches and similar symptoms associated mostly with red wines.)  


·     Total biogenic amines concentrations in wine samples are better correlated with wine 'histamine' sensitivity than are histamine concentrations.


Some Background on Biogenic Amines:

Evaluating the influence of maceration practices on biogenic amine formation in wine

Anita Y. Smit, Wessel J. du Toit, Marietjie Stander, Maret du Toit ; LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 53, Issue 1, September 2013, Pages 297–307

          i.e. Cold maceration appears to protect against biogenic amine accumulation during MLF