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bioMérieux Improves Food Safety Testing Workflow with VIDAS® Heat and Go

VIDAS Heat and Go

Food industry professionals will now benefit from increased productivity for pathogen detection. bioMérieux, a world leader in industrial microbiology, is launching VIDAS® Heat and Go, a dry heating block used to heat samples undergoing pathogen testing in bioMérieux’s automated VIDAS and mini VIDAS® systems.

"There is a clear need for improved productivity and traceability for microbiological control testing in the food industry and developing innovative solutions to address these needs is at the core of our strategy," said Alexandre Mérieux, Corporate Vice President, Industrial Microbiology, bioMérieux. "VIDAS Heat and Go significantly reduces technician handling time as well as material cost, while standardizing a previously cumbersome step in pathogen detection."

Food sample cultures are heated prior to testing to allow detection of the target organism. Prior to the VIDAS Heat and Go, a boiling water bath was typical protocol for heating food samples. Lab workers would manually label tubes and transfer samples in and out of the tubes and in and out of the boiling water bath. The VIDAS Heat and Go dry heating block streamlines this process by eliminating the manual steps of labeling and transferring the sample tubes.

The use of a dry heating block offers food laboratories increased safety in pathogen detection. The VIDAS Heat and Go provides enhanced traceability of sample results, eliminating the risk of mislabeling sample tubes. Additionally, the dry heating block ensures the appropriate temperature is maintained throughout the heating process.


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Posted: December 5, 2007
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