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Oct 16, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE - recombinant ELISA for the monitoring of vaccination with recombinant HVT-ND vaccines


BioChek is pleased to announce that we are introducing a new ELISA test kit:

The Newcastle Disease Virus Antibody Fusion Protein Test Kit (NDV-F ELISA) (CK122)

The Newcastle Disease Virus Antibody test kit (NDV-F), will measure the amount of ND vector vaccine induced antibodies to the Newcastle Disease Virus (Avian Paramyxovirus type 1). The test will determine the presence of antibodies in the serum of chickens. Serum dilution is 1:500. Test incubation is 30-30-15 minutes. Test reads at 405 nm wavelength.

The NDV-F ELISA (CK122) is recommended for use with vector vaccines.
For differentiation between vaccine response and field infection the NDV ELISA (CK116) is recommended.

It is available for sale as of today.

The datapack is available upon request.

NDV-F ELISA test kit
NDV ELISA test kit
All Poultry ELISA test kits





Oct 16, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE - Quantitative DNA test kit detecting all Salmonella species


BioChek is pleased to announce that we are introducing a new PCR test kit:
- The Salmonella Species DNA Test Kit (Salmonella PCR)

The Salmonella Species DNA Test Kit is a complete set of reagents which allows for the detection of all Salmonella species. The test will determine the presence and load of antigen in faecal samples, meat samples or dust samples after pre-enrichment in suitable media.

* Salmonella PCR - MP104
* PCR standards Salmonella - MP204



Sep 26, 2017

BioChek at the CLA 2017


This week BioChek participates in the Congreso Latinoamericano de Avilcultura in Guadalajara, Mexico, September 27 - 29. The BioChek team will be present at booth #1519. Please visit us and learn more about our ELISA and PCR diagnostic tests, BioChek II monitoring software and the BEAR (BioChek ELISA Assay Robot). The BioChek team will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with recent studies, flyers and more information.

There will be a presentation courtesey of BioChek:

Thursday, September 28, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Advances in the detection of Mycoplasma synoviae using ELISA

Presented by: Luuk Stooker, DVM
Topic: Health and production
Location: Hall 1 SOMBRERO

After the presentation, Dr. Luuk Stooker will be at the BioChek booth (# 1519) to answer questions. If you want a copy of the presentation in PDF, write an email with your request directly to Luuk Stooker (luukstooker@biochek.com).

We hope to see you there during the presentation and at booth #1519 during the CLA 2017 event!



Sep 11, 2017

BioChek at Avid Tagung


BioChek is present again at Avid Tagung, from September 13th – 15th at Klosterbanz, Germany.
Come and visit us and learn more about our ELISA and qPCR test kits, the BioChek Monitoring Software and the BEAR (BioChek ELISA Assay Robot). The BioChek team will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with recent studies, flyers and more information.

There is a poster presentation, courtesy of BioChek:
Development of a new swine Mycoplasma multiplex qPCR
(Entwicklung einer neuen Mycoplasma Multiplex-qPCR bei Schweinen)

This is the location for the BioChek table:



We hope to see you in Germany this week!



Aug 31, 2017

BioChek at the WVPA


During the upcoming WVPA (Edinburgh, September 4 - 8), the BioChek team will be present at booth 36. Come and visit us and learn more about our ELISA and qPCR test kits, the BioChek Monitoring Software and the BEAR (BioChek ELISA Assay Robot). The BioChek team will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with recent studies, flyers and more information.

There will be four presentations, courtesy of BioChek:

Tuesday, September 5th, 17:00 - 17:15

Re-evaluation of the half-life for two slower growing genetic broiler lines for infectious bursal disease

Presented by Rob Vriens, DVM; AdVee (in corporation with Hubbard)
Location: Sidlaw Auditorium
Abstract number: PS8-06

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Wednesday, September 6th, 14:45 - 15:00

Improved detection of Mycoplasma synoviae antibodies using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

Presented by Brenda Glidewell, M.S; Director of Serology and Quality, Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network
Location: Sidlaw Auditorium
Abstract number: PS11-02

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Thursday, September 7th, 11:00 - 11:15

Utilization of a commercial chicken astrovirus group B ELISA to investigate the seroprevalence of chicken astrovirus in broiler breeders associated with 'White Chick' disease in the US and Canada

Presented by Gwenllyan Slacum, DVM; BioChek B.V.
Location: Lomond Suite
Abstract number: PS20-04

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Friday, September 8th, 11:45 - 12:00

The development of a respiratory panel qPCR assay combining ILT, ART and IBV or NDV plus AI

Presented by Luuk Stooker, DVM; BioChek B.V.
Location: Sidlaw Auditorium
Abstract number: PS31-04

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Two abstract posters are available to view for the duration of the congress in the exhibition area:

• The use of a classical ELISA to detect antibodies following vaccination with recombinant HVT vectored vaccines for IBD
• Use and economics of ELISA in prevention of disease

We hope to see you at Booth 36 and/or at one of our presentations during the WVPA!



Aug 15, 2017

Sign up now: BioChek Lab Training: Fall 2017


Sign up now for our next well known and appreciated lab trainings for ELISA or PCR. The trainings will take place at the BioChek lab in Reeuwijk, the Netherlands:
• The ELISA training will be held on September 26th and 27th 2017. This training is now FULLY BOOKED.
• The PCR training will be held on October 3rd and 4th 2017. This training is still open for registration.

The BioChek Lab trainings are meant for laboratory technicians using BioChek ELISA and/or qPCR kits. Sign up below for the training of your choice.
Both trainings will be provided in English and will have a limited amount of participants per training.

The focus of this lab training:

• Pipetting technique
• Accuracy of results
• Equipment maintenance
• The use of the BioChek II software (both ELISA and PCR)
• Interpretation of BioChek ELISA/qPCR results

FULLY BOOKED: ELISA training, September 26th and 27th 2017

Training will be focused around practical application of the BioChek ELISA as well as an understanding of the BioChek II Software and the BioChek ELISA Assay Robot (BEAR) for getting accurate and precise results. In addition, a theoretical overview of all methodologies and equipment will be taught in providing a base understanding.

NOTE: If we reach the maximum number of applications, BioChek will decide on participation based on the answers provided in the sign-up form.

At the end of each session the participants will receive a certificate.
*** The ELISA training is fully booked, you can no longer sign up. ***

PCR training, October 3rd and 4th 2017

During this training, the theory of PCR testing and its practical application will be discussed. Our Molecular Diagnostics Specialist will bring you up to date on all aspects of testing, labs and equipment as well as the understanding of the BioChek II Software for PCR.

Training level: intermediate

NOTE: If we reach the maximum number of applications, BioChek will decide on participation based on the answers provided in the sign-up form.
At the end of each session the participants will receive a certificate.

*** CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR PCR TRAINING ***

Some practical information:

Costs for participants:
• Travel (flight / car / train)
• Visa (if applicable)
• Accomodation (see below)

Costs covered by BioChek:
• Local transport to and from BioChek
• Lunch during the training
• Diner after training

About the accomodation:
• BioChek will book the hotel for you with a group reservation
• Hotel costs are ± € 104,- p.p.p.n. incl. breakfast
• Payment is at check-out

You will receive an answer from a BioChek representative as soon as possible. NOTE: don't book your flight before you get a confirmation of registration from BioChek.
For more information, contact your local BioChek representative, call our office or e-mail info@biochek.com
We hope to see you in Reeuwijk this Fall! If you can't make it this time: the next BioChek training will be in Spring, 2018.




Jun 26, 2017

Advancements in Mycoplasma Screening at GPLN


During the BioChek lunch meeting at IPPE 2017 in Atlanta, Brenda Parker Glidewell, M.S, (Director of Serology and Quality, at Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network) spoke about the “Advancements in Mycoplasma Screening at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network”.

To watch the video and download the complete presentation, click here



Jun 19, 2017

BioChek Lab Training Video


Have you heard about the lab trainings we organise at least twice a year? Here's a short impression made by one of our customers during a recent BioChek lab training. The BioChek lab training is meant for laboratory technicians using BioChek ELISA and/or qPCR kits. If you would like more information, please contact us at info@biochek.com

Feel free to share this video, post it on Social Media and pass it around.

The video can be viewed here through YouTube:


Give the new BioChek Video a thumbs up on YouTube if you liked it!




Jun 13, 2017

HPAI Global Update


As reported by the OIE, outbreaks of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza have affected numerous countries in regions around the globe over the last few months. These events have led to the deaths or preventative culling of hundreds of thousands of birds:

Several countries in Asia and Africa reported the Asian lineage HPAI H5N1 in poultry and wild birds.
• In Asia (China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea and Vietnam), highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 continues to be reported in poultry and wild birds. The Asian lineage H5N6 causes severe clinical signs in poultry and associated mortality.
Greece is the first country in Europe to report an outbreak of H5N6 in 2017.
• The HPAI H5N8 was reported in a backyard flocks in the United Kingdom, Korea and Russia and in commercial flocks in Zimbabwe, Korea, Italy (turkeys) and in wild birds in Belgium and the Netherlands.
• The highly pathogenic H7N9 virus was reported in different provinces in China.
• The new outbreak of H7N3, was recently reported by Mexico. In this case, no clinical signs were reported and the detection was made by the Veterinary Services through their active surveillance program.

The above mentioned reflect the ongoing risks of avian influenza, the dynamic international and national significance, and therefore the benefits of active surveillance to ensure early detection of outbreaks in commercial poultry. The OIE stresses the importance of active monitoring for Avian Influenza as the risk of new outbreaks remains and clinical signs are not always visible.*

BioChek is here to support you!

Our full portfolio for Avian Influenza now consists of:

• Avian Influenza Antibody test kit

Product Code: CK121
Tests/kit: 480 tests (5 plates)
USDA licensed
The only OIE certified AI Antibody test kit, with high sensitivity and high specificity.

• Multispecies Influenza A Antibody test kit

Product Code: CK401
Tests/kit: 480 tests (5 plates)
Highly sensitive and specific assay for screening type A Avian Influenza in all animals.

• Avian Influenza Antigen test kit

Product Code: CK301
Tests/kit: 192 tests (2 plates)
A very cost effective method for AI antigen detection allowing for mass screening all type A Avian Influenza strains.

• Multispecies Influenza A RNA test kit

Product Code: MP101
Tests/kit: 100 tests
Quantitative PCR test kit detecting all Influenza A strains.

* Source:www.OIE.int

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@biochek.com
BioChek Lab Training





May 23, 2017

BioChek Job Vacancies


BioChek has two job vacancies open. Are you looking for a new challenge in veterinary diagnostics? Maybe we are looking for you!

Sales Manager Distributors EMEA
Doing business with distributors requires a different approach than direct sales, therefore BioChek wants to further invest in this customer segment by giving you the total sales responsibility for their existing and potential new business partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a Sales Manager you manage, motivate, visit, support and train BioChek’s distributors plus their local sales teams and key customers. Based on your performed market research and business acumen you prepare and execute strategic sales programs for different regions and countries. Together with your marketing colleagues you develop distinctive sales and marketing materials and you organize local events and exhibitions to further build BioChek’s brand recognition in the market. Of course you analyse and report market developments, competition, trends, new business opportunities and achieved sales results. All with the purpose to continue the growth of BioChek’s business in sales of diagnostic products and services for poultry and pigs. You report to the Sales Director EMA & Asia.

Your profile
• Bachelor degree in Business, Biotechnology, Life sciences or Animal Health;
• Minimum of 5 years sales experience working with distributors in the EMEA region;
• Affinity or experience in human or veterinary diagnostics or animal health is a pre;
• You are a real people manager, entrepreneur, motivator and a team worker;
• Negotiating is your natural talent, communication is your biggest strength;
• Fluent in written and spoken English, French is a pre.

More information: Download job vacancy Sales Manager Distributors EMEA

Business Manager Swine Europe
As a Business Manager Swine you are responsible for the sales growth of the swine product portfolio throughout Europe. With your track record in the swine industry you follow new product developments and their introductions to the market. You sell BioChek’s swine products and services to veterinary laboratories, swine integrations, veterinarians and through distributors. You provide tools and trainings on (new) products and applications for your sales colleagues, distributors and key customers. Of course you analyse and report market developments, trends, new business opportunities and achieved sales results. You maintain contacts with key opinion leaders in the veterinary scientific community and pharmaceutical world, next to that you participate and present the latest innovations on European congresses, seminars and exhibitions. Together with your colleagues in sales, marketing and R&D you work on strengthening BioChek’s image as a leading supplier of diagnostics kits within the pig industry. You report to the Sales Director EMA & Asia.

Your profile
• Higher education in animal husbandry, veterinary medicine or life sciences;
• Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in the animal health business;
• Professional experience in the swine industry either as a veterinarian or in a related capacity;
• Proven experience launching new animal health products;
• You have an entrepreneurial spirit and you are a real team player;
• Fluent in written and spoken English.

More information: Download job vacancy Sales Manager Distributors EMEA