Warnex Introduces Two New Tests for Campylobacter and 24 Hr Listeria
Warnex Inc.have launched two new tests for use with the Warnex Rapid Pathogen Detection System. The first test detects Campylobacter jejuni, C. coli and C. lari in poultry rinses, and the second is a one-step 24-hour test for Listeria species in environmental samples. The distribution of these tests will begin in September.
Warnexs Campylobacter test detects the three species of this pathogen, which account for 99% of reported Campylobacter cases. This test can determine the presence of the pathogen within 48 hours. Warnex is also currently completing the development of a quantitative test that will determine the amount of Campylobacter present in a sample. The Company intends to start commercializing this test during the first quarter of 2006, making it the first quantitative PCR test on the food testing market.
Warnexs new 24-hour Listeria spp. test for environmental samples has three innovations:
1) it is a test for environmental swabs,
2) it has a single enrichment step, thus simplifying the procedure, and
3) it provides results within 24 hours instead of 48 hours.
Source: Warnex Inc. [Canada]
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Posted: August 15, 2005
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