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Assay Enables Point of Need Salmonella Testing

The InstantLabsĀ® Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit has been certified as Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) No. 031202 by the AOAC Research Institute.

InstantLabs' Salmonella Species Test Kit, designed for use with the integrated Hunter real-time PCR instrument, aims to improve the process for detection of the relevant bacteria in food products. The assay enables the rapid and accurate detection of certain Salmonella serotypes. The test kit is available to the food industry and import/export organizations worldwide, for whom the ability to deliver the highest quality food products in the shortest possible window of time is crucial to public health and overall success of the organization. In addition to its Salmonella Species Test Kit, InstantLabs has food safety test kits available for Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes and porcine DNA detection. A complete E. coli panel that addresses the new USDA FSIS regulations will be available shortly.

While real-time PCR is considered the gold standard for accuracy, its use has been limited by barriers including the need for highly specialized staff, the space for multiple components, technical complexity, time and cost. InstantLabs removes these barriers with its fully-integrated, compact and affordable Hunter Accelerated-PCR system, which requires only minimal space and basic training to deliver real-time PCR testing at the points-of-need. The portable Hunter system integrates chemistry-ready multiple assay cartridges (MACs) that enable highly accurate PCR testing in a fast, automated manner. This innovative system simplifies a historically cumbersome and time-consuming pathogen testing process, while assuring food safety and increasing efficiency.




Date Published: 22nd May 2012

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