NECi is an environmental biotechnology company ...
dedicated to the responsible application of biotechnology to the solution of environmental problems. NECi is pioneering the development, production, and adoption of “Reagent Grade” enzymes crafted for analytical chemistry.
NECi understands that accurate measurement is not a simple matter: when the news announces that a harmful compound has been detected in food or water, people in a lab somewhere have painstakingly tested that food or water using standard, approved methods. Many of these methods were consecrated in the 1960s, many of those methods were old at that time - and most require hazardous materials or expensive equipment. When new technology develops reliable, safer, cost-effective test methods, doesn’t it make sense to consider a switch?
NECi develops and produces recombinant and native enzyme reagents for analytical chemistry. Enzymes are protein catalysts that speed up the myriad reactions that make life possible. Enzyme reactions happen in gentle conditions: no solvents, no high heat or pressure, no heavy metals involved. Enzyme-based analytical chemistry has some real benefits:
Selectivity – Enzymes are able to find “targets” in complex mixtures (reduced sample prep time)
Sensitivity – Enzymes offer low detection limits in complex mixtures
Specificity – Enzymes react ONLY with the target to be analyzed
Safety – Enzyme-based analysis is reliable, cost effective, and environmentally benign
NECi’s reagent grade products and test kits are designed from the bottom up for safe use, storage, export and disposal, and lowest cost shipping. And all you need is standard lab equipment and a photometer. Reagent packs for microplate readers and discrete analyzers are available for high throughput labs. Simplified kits are designed for users with no lab training.
NECi’s R&D thanks the Small Business Innovation Research programs of the USDA, NIH, DOE and EPA, and the Michigan Emerging Technology Fund of the MEDC for their invaluable support.
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