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Compositional & Nutritional Equivalency

EAG’s scientific experts bring extensive experience designing and implementing studies to evaluate the compositional and nutritional equivalence of genetically modified (GM) crops.  The available analytical techniques encompass a broad range of disciplines from biotechnology based ELISA, PCR, HPLC, GC-MS, and LC-MS to field trials.

We deliver unmatched analytical expertise from conception of the study design to providing GLP compliant data supporting GRAS (generally recognized as safe) registrations. From early screening of transformed plants to field trials, we help clients make decisions based on information that complies with ever-changing regulatory expectations.

  • Analysis of Plants for Compositional Equivalency: EAG scientists have experience extracting lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, hormones, and other large and small molecules from a variety of matrices throughout the growing stages of plants. Afterwards, analysis by one of our available techniques can support the compositional equivalency of a GM plant compared to its non-GM control.
  • Analysis of Plants for Nutritional Equivalency: EAG scientists develop and coordinate nutritional equivalency studies with multiple species.
  • Designing and Conducting Field Trials: EAG scientists understand the complexities and difficulties of generating data in fields where weather conditions cannot be controlled. With vast experience in coordinating multi-site studies all over North and South America, EAG scientists ensure all meteorological, agronomic, and phenotypic endpoints are included in the study design, raw data and final report.

Our team of scientific experts brings over two decades of protein science experience to the food, feed and environmental safety assessment of engineered crops, as well as biocides and other biologically based products.