GeneDisc® Technologies for the Detection of Beer Spoilage Bacteria

PALL beer spoilage testing
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Manufacturer: Pall Corporation

Principle: qPCR

Automation: Semi-automated

Approvals: N/A

Suitability: Small to high throughput labs

Capital equipment required: Yes

Description: Pall's GeneDisc system is a robust PCR platform that offers sensitive and specific detection in a matter of hours. This extremely accurate tool can be easily implemented in your routine QC lab.
  • Multi-target measurement allowing the detection of a range of important beer spoiling microorganisms in one single assay
  • Tests 6 samples in parallel for the following targets including positive controls:
    • Lactobacillus brevis
    • Lactobacillus lindneri
    • Lactobacillus backii
    • Lactobacillus collinoides and L. paracollinoides
    • Lactobacillus group: L.casei, L. paracasei, L.coryniformis, L.rossiae, L.parabuchneri (= frigidus), L.perolens and L.plantarum
    • Pediococcus (P. damnosus, P. inopinatus, P. claussenii)
    • Pectinatus (P. cerevisiiphillus, P. frisingensis, P. haikarae, P. portalensis)
    • Megasphaera spp. (M. cerevisiae, M. elsdenii)

Key Points:
  • Minimum handling with closed system and built-in controls ensures accurate and highly-reproducible data without the need for specific PCR expertise
  • Intuitive touch-screen interface
  • Built-in, user-friendly software and barcode reader allows for easy protocol set-up
  • At-a-glance positive/negative sample indication
  • Rapid decision-making with a straightforward display of results
  • Complete sets of data including quality controls are automatically archived, securing the data reporting process
  • Seamless data transfer with LIMS connectivity
Company contact details:

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Port Washington
United States

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Tel: 1-866-905-7255