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18th November 2019  Content supplied by: Hygiena International Ltd

Hygiena Offers a Cutting Edge Rapid Microbial Detection System

The Hygiena Innovate system, is an industry leader in providing absence/presence results for finished goods products in the Dairy, Food, and Beverage Industry, generating cost savings for companies choosing to implement.

Hygiena’s Innovate system is designed to free up working capital and provide Dairy, Food, and Beverage companies with a go/no go result in under 30 minutes, following a preliminary incubation period. This allows lab teams to understand their products, production processes, and respond to high pressures to release clean, high quality products quickly. The Innovate technology is supported by cutting edge reagent technology, intuitive software platform, high level application specialists, and global support.

The Innovate System allows you to:

  • Shorten production cycle times
  • Decrease working capital requirements as well as safety stock
  • Reduce inventory requirements and warehouse space costs
  • Receive earlier notification in the event of a contamination

The Innovate is a bench-top instrument with high system throughput. Three variable-volume reagent injectors improve accuracy, reduce sample handling and increase flexibility, so you can combine multiple batches or protocols in a single run.

The reagent technology, RapiScreen™, utilizes adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence, the industry standard for the rapid microbial screening of dairy, food and beverage products. The standard ATP bioluminescence assay uses the enzyme luciferase to catalyze the consumption of microbial ATP, which produces light.

RapiScreen™ precedes the standard bioluminescence assay with a sample treatment step using proprietary reagents. This treatment prepares the sample for screening by reducing non-microbial sources of ATP to ensure sensitive and reproducible results. Manufactured to ISO-certified standards, our long-life reagents are stable up to 5 days on the instrument for consistent and dependable product screening.

Enabling manufacturers to confirm rapidly the quality of their dairy, beverage, and food is essential for ensuring no time is wasted bringing these products to market.

For more than two decades, companies who package food, beverage and dairy products have preferred the reliable, repeatable, and retrievable results generated by their high-throughput systems to confirm they are shipping safe products to market. In the first five years of implementation, the average Innovate customer in the dairy industry saves more than $500,000.

Innovate rapid microbial screening systems are designed to meet the needs of today’s manufacturers for fast, efficient, and safe product release. From screening raw materials and work-in-process inventory to releasing finished goods, the Innovate system is a great fit for packaged dairy, food, and beverage products where there is a low expectation of bio-burden such as in ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurized products.

Applications Examples of products tested include:

Cheese sauce. Pulpy juices. Thick puddings. The Innovate can test them all. No other rapid method covers the range of products and applications we can test. The Innovate system is flexible and easy to use, even with hard-to-test product types that are: 

  • Clear, opaque or highly pigmented
  • Filterable or non-filterable
  • Soluble or non-soluble
  • High or low pH
  • Preserved or non-preserved
  • Products in aseptic packaging
  • Almond, nut flavored and oat milks
  • Brewed tea
  • Broths and soups
  • Condiments
  • Dessert mixes
  • ESL and UHT milks
  • Fruit and vegetable juices and concentrates
  • Ice cream mixes
  • Infant formulas
  • Nutritional protein drinks
  • Pudding
  • Sauces
  • Soy and rice drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Sweetened cream
  • Syrups
  • Yogurt-based drinks

Rapid microbial screening is easy to adopt and a smart strategy for dairy, beverage, and goods companies.



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