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17th April 2023  Content supplied by: bioMérieux (Food Safety and Quality)

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0: The Bright Choice to Control the Risk of Cross-Contamination  

Precision, accuracy and innovation supporting food safety
Imagine a glass tube containing fluorescent strains to help you with your microbiological quality control. Strains that would be easily distinguishable from natural contaminants in case of cross-contamination of your routine sample, highly stable and easy to use.

Our new BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 meets these expectations and even more. Produced in our state-of-the-art laboratories in Australia, the land of agriculture and food, they are specifically designed for food-testing applications, including:

  • Positive (daily) controls
  • Method validation and verification (ISO 16140-3)
  • Performance testing of culture media
  • Proficiency testing

Among these applications, the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) gene inserted in the strains makes the confirmation of positive results easier and more reliable by using a specific method (e.g., observation of fluorescence under a UV lamp or PCR VERIFLOW® GFP) and avoid false positive results. BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 contains an accurate and precise number of microorganisms and are easy to use as they require no culture.

In order to satisfy the most common needs, BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 exists for five strains – the most challenging ones in the food industry:

  • Salmonella Typhimurium
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Listeria monocytogenes 4b
  • Listeria innocua

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 is now your best ally to take control of your microbiological quality control.

Learn more about our BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 and the 20+ years of expertise behind here.

BIOBALL® LUMINATE 2.0 is a range of Genetically Modified Micro-organisms (GMMs) and may need to comply with special regulatory requirements in your country. Please, refer to your local competent authority to declare or obtain an agreement before use.

Any questions? Contact your local bioMérieux representative or use the Request Information button below to email bioMerieux directly.

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Date Published: 17th April 2023

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