Chromogenic Solutions for Food Safety

Rheonix to Expand Automated Detection System to Food Pathogens

Rheonix, Inc. has received a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding adds to the $650,000 the company previously received in NSF SBIR Phase I, Phase IB and Phase II funding for this project and will allow Rheonix to expand the capabilities of its pathogen detection system from the evaluation of recreational water to detection of pathogens in food and beverage markets.The Phase IIB funding was granted based on a joint development agreement recently entered into by Rheonix and Life Technologies, a global leader in the life sciences tools and diagnostic markets. Under the agreement, Rheonix is developing a platform with built-in capabilities for the in vitro diagnostics market and will supply its CARD® technology to Life Technologies for an automated testing platform in applied markets such as food testing. The partnership will significantly shorten the time necessary for Rheonix to enter the clinical market with its sample-to-result molecular diagnostic instrument.

“The added funding by NSF further validates the scientific merit of our platform,” said Tony Eisenhut, president of Rheonix. “In addition, having a strategic partner of the stature of Life Technologies was a definite benefit during our discussions with NSF. As we have established the strategic partnership with Life Technologies in the applied markets, we also continue to explore such partnerships in other markets of interest to us, especially human clinical diagnostics.”

 


     
Tags: Automation, Pathogen

Date Published: November 19, 2013

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