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InstantLabs' Salmonella Species Test Kit gets AOAC-RI Approval
InstantLabs®) developer of the portable Hunter Accelerated Real-Time PCR® system have announced their Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit has been certified as Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) No. 031202 by the AOAC-RI. The award follows independent laboratory studies conducted by Food Safety Net Services (FSNS).
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.
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.
Date Published: 17th April 2012