Mutagenesis is the process by means the genetic information of an organism is changed due to a mutation. The aim of this assessment is to evaluate when a new product is capable of causing this inheritable damage to the composition or structure of the DNA. 

The assessment of the possible mutagenic activity in the potentional candidates in the early stages of developement is helpful for industries during the screening process.

Measuring the enzime activity is a rapid and inexpensive screening method for this assessment during the hit identification to choose the more appropiate candidates.