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Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check...

Fast, Fully Automated and Robust Food Pathogen Detection


Ideally suited for routine testing in medium to high throughput laboratories, the Bio-Rad iQ-Check® Solution is a complete reagent and instrumentation package capable of delivering food pathogen results from food or environmental samples in as little as 12 hours from sample receipt with true walk-away automation.

Fitting seamlessly into the normal laboratory workflow, the iQ-Check Prep Solution is a totally integrated automated system which includes the iQ-Check Prep liquid handling platform for performing DNA extraction and PCR plate set-up, the CFX96 Touch™ Deep Well real-time PCR thermalcycler and a range of iQ-Check real-time PCR test kits. By combining the power of automation with the accuracy of real-time PCR, the iQ-Check Prep Solution increases confidence in results, delivering high reproducibility and robustness to routine testing labs together with full traceability.

Features and Benefits include:

  • Complete integrated package - all necessary enrichment media, reagents, equipment and software are included

  • Fully automated - instruments for DNA extraction, PCR plate set-up, results reading and data analysis with email notification of results and complete LIMS integration

  • Throughput - suitable for medium or high volume labs up to 500 samples in an 8 hour shift

  • Flexible system - can run up to 4 different iQ-Check assays simulaneously

  • Continuous monitoring of pipette steps and liquid levels - ensures accuracy and full traceability for laboratory accreditation requirments

  • Internationally validated protocols - including AOAC, Health Canada, AFNOR and NordVal

  • Current food pathogen assay range includes - Campylobacter spp., Cronobacter spp., E.coli O157:H7, Listeria spp., L. mono, Salmonella spp., Salmonella Enteritidis, STEC virulence genes and the Big 7 STEC O groups. Coming soon iQ-Check Salmonella Typhimurium and iQ-Check Enterobacteriaceae


      

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Date Published: 7th September 2016

Source article link: Bio-Rad Laboratories, S.A.


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