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Thermo Scientific Expands Range of Food Testing Kits


Following the recent acquisition of the prepared media and diagnostics business of Medvet Science Pty Ltd, Thermo Scientific Limited is pleased to announce the expansion of its range of microbiological tests for the food industry to include two new Diagnostic Reagents kits - one for Salmonella and another for Listeria species. The new Thermo Scientific Salmonella and Listeria Test Kits are easy-to- use, rapid latex agglutination tests that can be performed from selective culture, providing clearly visible results in less than 30 seconds.

The presumptive identification provided by these kits enables negative samples to be eliminated rapidly. This allows further identification procedures to be targeted to presumptive positive samples only, reducing the time and cost involved.

No special training is required to perform the tests or interpret the results. Suspect colonies are simply mixed with latex reagent on a reaction slide. The latex particles, which have been coated with specific antibodies, will visibly agglutinate in the presence of the target organism, thus indicating a positive result. In the absence of target organism the latex particles remain in smooth suspension.

These new additions to the Thermo Scientific Range of Diagnostic Reagents further enhance the extensive range of products available from Thermo Scientific to the food industry, which includes tests for the major food-borne pathogens, food spoilage and indicator organisms, yeasts and moulds.

For further information about Thermo Scientific Diagnostic Reagents and other food testing products available from Thermo Scientific please call Carlene Simmons:

Tel: +[44] (0) 1256 841144
Fax: +[44] (0) 1256 329728
Email: leslie.bissell@thermofisher.com
Website: www.oxoid.com

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Posted on January 15, 2004