Microbiological vitamin assays in microtiter plates

ifp has developed a ready-to-use test kit in microtiter plate format (VitaFast®) devised for the microbiological assay of all water-soluble vitamins and selected amino acids. The test kit contains all the required reagents (standard, medium, microtiter plate including specific microorganisms) and is easy to use.


This microbiological method requires up to 80 % less time, while allowing for a high degree of automation and excellent precision. Food manufacturers who fortify their products with nutrients will in future be able to perform batch controls with great ease and speed.

VitaFast® is a registered trademark of ifp
The project was supported by a programme for the promotion of research, innovation and technologies of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Amino Acids

We offer the following test kits for the determination of amino acids:

  • DL-Methionine
  • L-Lysine
  • L-Cystine


Spiking Standards

Ready-to-use vitamin standards for sample spiking

VitaFast® spiking standards allow for easy and fast spiking of food samples. This makes checking the recovery rate and accuracy of analysis equally easy and fast. Add a defined amount of water to the spiking bottle, then pipette an aliquot of this to the sample (easy, fast and reliable).

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We offer the following standards:

  • Vitamin B7 (biotin)
  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Folic acid
  • Pantothenic acid