AOAC Approval for MicroSEQ Salmonella PCR Kit
The Applied Biosystems MicroSEQ® Salmonella spp. Detection Kit has been validated by the AOAC Research Institute for the detection of Salmonella.
The validation covers the kit for use with 11 different food sample types, and for both high and low-throughput testing workflows. This validation meets the stringent pathogen detection requirements of many companies and testing organizations responsible for safeguarding food supplies.
The MicroSEQ Salmonella spp. Detection Kit is part of a complete pathogen detection workflow based on proven Applied Biosystems technology, and optimized for use with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System. The rapid pathogen detection workflow requires only small amounts of sample to ensure detection of Salmonella in less than 18 hours, as compared to several days with conventional methods.
It includes options for low and high-throughput sample preparation and streamlined data analysis software. Use of the kit is simplified by a recent innovation that combines fast real-time PCR-based molecular technology in a lyophilized - or dried - format that reduces the handling of samples, and the chances of contamination.
'We expect the AOAC validation of our MicroSEQ Salmonella spp. Detection Kit will give food industry professionals great confidence in the results of molecular tests for the presence of this bacterium in food samples,' said Brian Kim, General Manager, Applied Molecular Testing for Life Technologies. 'Utilizing this kit along with our AOAC Research Institute validated kit for detection of Listeria monocytogenes will help government agencies and industry professionals to ensure that food supplies are protected from these harmful pathogens.'
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Posted: March 29, 2010
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