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New v5 Software Helps Dairy, Food and Beverage Companies Work More Efficiently

Image Celsis have released a new and enhanced version of software for the Celsis Innovate™system that is used worldwide by dairy, food and beverage manufacturers to screen products for microbial contamination. The Celsis Rapid Detection system shortens product and ingredient testing times from 4-14 days to as few as 24-48 hours.
'Faster testing cycles help manufacturers be more responsive to customers, prevent contamination from spreading and reduce costs for inventory and warehousing,' said Scott Scdoris, Director of Food & Beverage for Celsis. 'The new software also provides secure, remote and real-time access to testing data, so company executives are better prepared to monitor and respond to potential consumer health risks.'

'The new Celsis software allows us to more efficiently manage test results from our complex operations; thereby allowing us to ensure the highest standards of product quality for our customers. In particular we benefit from the new Celsis software being compatible with the new Windows operating systems, allowing us to upgrade our laboratory computers. It is also compatible with our LIMS system, allowing for efficient data transfer to our quality assurance testing database,' said Mary Kamm, Director of Research and Quality at Byrne Dairy.

Manufacturers of packaged dairy, food and beverage products that are expected to be free of microbial contamination can benefit from the rapid, absence/presence results offered by the Celsis system. The new software update provides additional support for high-volume packagers, allowing multiple instruments to write data to a single, searchable database.

Additional features of the new software include:
  • Updated graphical user interface - A redesigned interface with new icons makes the v5 software more user-friendly.

  • Improved database-querying capabilities - New menus allow sample information to be standardized in the database, making database queries significantly more accurate.

  • New plate preparation features - Templates may be set up and edited from previously run sample information for a more flexible and easy-to-use system.

  • Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP - v5 is fully compatible with current PC-based operating systems.

  • Beverage/juice protocols - RapiScreen;™ Beverage protocols allow testing of more acidic product types such as fruit juices.

  • Updated on-screen help menu - In-application troubleshooting assistance and contact information has been expanded with links to additional online resources and customer support.

  • New user-definable data fields - A new feature for customizing columns enables users to easily and automatically add them to the plate preparation and database.

  • As with the previous version of software, v5 also includes an improved back up, a faster yet more effective 3-hour monthly maintenance protocol and a statistics function with built-in flexibility to set dynamic thresholds.

    Additional features and options of the Innovate system include an instrument cooling option for facilities running 24/7, customzed robotic auto-sampling for high-throughput operations and the industry's only onboard reagent temperature control system that maintains reagent activity for a full 5 days.

    'This latest set of enhancements to the Celsis software have been designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of our dairy, food and beverage customers,' said Jeremy Robertson, Product Manager at Celsis Rapid Detection. 'The Celsis Innovate system helps manufacturers work more efficiently; by maximizing test volumes, complying more easily with track-and-trace regulations and improving their supply chain management.'

    Proven rugged and reliable systems plus dedicated global support make Celsis Rapid Detection the top choice of leading manufacturers around the world. Celsis Innovate systems are used to rapidly and effectively screen a growing variety of UHT, aseptic and ESL dairy, food and beverage products-including syrups, soups and broths, brewed tea, sports and nutritional drinks, pudding, infant formula, condiments and sauces, nut milks and fruit and vegetable juices-helping companies save time and money while releasing safe products to market.

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    Posted on December 13, 2011