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4th August 2014  Content supplied by: BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH

Automated PCR-Setup for Detection of Food Pathogens

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH Potsdam, Germany and DORNIER-LTF GmbH Lindau, Germany have announced their new OEM partnership. Based on DORNIER-LTF’s liquid handling robots, BIOTECON Diagnostics can now distribute worldwide their own automation solution especially for the food and feed industry and the environmental sector.

The foodproof® Roboset+ powered by DORNIER-LTF combined with BIOTECON Diagnostics’ foodproof®real-time PCR based pathogen detection kits (e.g. for Salmonella) is the perfect solution for automated food diagnostics.

During the past months the foodproof® RoboSet+ has successfully passed an intensive validation at BIOTECON Diagnostics’ laboratories. Besides the foodproof® Robo-Prep+ HT for high sample throughput, the RoboSet+ is a second automated PCR-Setup solution for PCR-based microbial tests specially for the food sector and also for laboratories with significant lower throughput.

DORNIER-LTF and BIOTECON Diagnostics share many synergies and both companies look forward to introducing this innovative and as well favorable automation technology. “This cooperation is another important step for us in the global expansion of our markets, in which the automation and standardization of processes has become increasingly important,” says Kornelia Berghof-Jäger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BIOTECON Diagnostics.

“The strength of our automation systems lies in focused product development based on clients’ needs”, emphasizes Alois Schneiderbauer, Chief Business Officer (CBO) of BIOTECON Diagnostics. “This OEM partnership is the consistent extension of the existing good collaboration of the two companies. DORNIER-LTF considers itself again as a reliable engineering contractor and partner for technologically demanding solutions”, Rudolf Walser, General Manager of DORNIER-LTF, explains.

The foodproof® RoboSet+ is suitable for all fields in the food industry that perform pathogen testing.

More information can be found on BIOTECON Diagnostics’ website:

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Date Published: 4th August 2014

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