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CDR FoodLab Junior for Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN)

CDR FoodLab Junior can be used to determine the amount of Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) in milk. Thanks to its compact dimensions, lightness and the different ways of connections, it can be used to perform tests on-site: in fact, it is possible to measure the content of urea in raw milk drawn from cows in order to determine an appropriate diet for milk animals and improve their health.

The System


The analytical system includes:
  • A thermostated analyzer based on photometric technology that uses LEDs instead of usual tungsten lamps. The photometric module is a 37°C thermostated block with 1 reading cell and 3 incubation cells.
  • A Kit of pre-vialed, disposable reagents with a low toxicity developed by the research laboratories of CDR and a 12-month shelf-life.
  • Pipettes to simplify the collection of the samples.
  • “Step by step” built-in guideduring the analysis procedure.
  • Possibility to connect a printer.


CDR Foodlab Junior system allows to determine Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) in milk.
Thanks to the small size of the analysis instrument, to its light weight and to the advanced FoodLab analysis method, it is possible to perform the analyses out of laboratories: in this way CDR FoodLab Junior allows to measure the content of MUN in raw milk, just milked into the shed, with the aim of defining a proper diet for the animals that produce milk, improving their health.

Simple methods

  • Simple and fast methods; does not require the preparation of samples, or easy sample preparation procedures
  • In line with reference methods
  • It minimises waste because it requires very small amounts of sample (5-100 µl) and can be used with all types of matrices
  • No maintenance and calibration expenses

Guaranteed Quality

The analytical method developed by CDR and integrated in CDR FoodLab Junior was subjected to several functional tests in order to assess its reliability in determining the amount of urea in the milk of cows, buffalos and sheeps. Said tests were conducted by Standard Latte Laboratory (L.S.L.) belonging to Associazione Italiana Allevatori (A.I.A.) – Italian Breeders Association The results of the tests confirmed the excellent sensitivity and repeatability of the system.

Analytical Kits





Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) 100 *300000 5 – 100 mg/dL
10 *300004

Technical Specifications

  • System: analyzer with a 37° C thermostated block with 1 reading cell with specific LED light source and 3 incubation cells
  • Measurement: photometric technology that uses LEDs instead of usual tungsten lamps
  • Display: 4,3” Wide TFT color LCD touchscreen
  • Connectivity: 1 USB type B for technical service and PC connection. Bluetooth 2.1.
  • Storage: 4 GB internal memory to store the performed tests
  • Dimensions and weight: 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (W x D x H) – 0,80 Kg
  • Power supply: 24 V or rechargable lithium battery (optional)
  • Environmental operating conditions: from +15°C to +35°C.

Reference Standards

  • EN 50081/1. Electromagnetic compatibility: emission – residential environments – light industry.
  • EN 55022. A Measurement of radio disturbances on IT equipment.
  • EN 50082/2 Sensitivity to irradiated and induced electromagnetic radiation.
  • ENV 50140 Electromagnetic compatibility: immunity test in presence of radiated electromagnetic RM fields.


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Photo credit: cdR FoodLab