AOAC Approval for Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow Campylobacter Assay
Invisible Sentinel Inc a life sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that its first-in-class rapid diagnostic for the detection of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry received Performance Tested MethodsSM accreditation from the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC). The AOAC is a global standardization organization that validates analytical test methods for the food industry. The AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM designation is recognized by the USDA and FDA, as well as numerous global regulatory agencies.
'This approval marks a tremendous milestone for Invisible Sentinel and introduces our first-in-class pathogen detection system to the food industry. The Company's VeriflowCampylobacter Assay (Veriflow CA) is a rapid, molecular based detection system designed to provide easy-to-interpret results,' said Ben Pascal, co-founder and CEO of Invisible Sentinel.
Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow CA is a unique molecular detection system and is the first hand-held molecular diagnostic to be approved by the AOAC for the detection of foodborne pathogens. This test is among the fastest commercially available assays for the detection of Campylobacter from poultry rinsates and offers a multitude of competitive advantages over alternative detection methods. The Veriflow system features the robustness, ease of use, and speed of detection that was previously absent from competing testing methodologies.
'We are now providing Veriflow CA to targeted customers and are initiating discussions with potential partners for its further distribution in the United States, Europe and other territories,' said Nick Siciliano, co-founder and COO of Invisible Sentinel. 'Veriflow CA is an excellent demonstration of Invisible Sentinel's technology and we are advancing Veriflow assays for the detection of Listeria, Salmonella, and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) through the AOAC approval process. We intend to provide a comprehensive suite of pathogen detection solutions to the food industry,' said Siciliano.
Invisible Sentinel has commenced manufacturing of its Veriflow assays and is preparing for a formal product launch. The Company believes their Veriflow technology will create a paradigm shift in the food industry by providing a diagnostic solution that combines the practicality and versatility of traditional methods with the speed and sensitivity of molecular based detection.
Tags: Listeria, Campylobacter, Poultry, Salmonella, Toxins, AOAC PTM, Pathogen, FDA, Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli
Date Published: November 5, 2012 » company contact details