16 May 2019 | News
Extended validation scope means more streamlined rapid pathogen testing for food-testing laboratories
Thermo Scientific SureTect PCR Assays are now validated to run on the Applied Biosystems SimpliAmp Thermal Cycler and Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Food Safety System, which means a streamlined workflow that requires fewer touchpoints. Laboratories can now work more efficiently and release products quickly and confidently when helping to safeguard the world's food.
AOAC PTM and NF VALIDATION certification covers SureTect Assay workflows for the detection of Salmonella species, Listeria species, Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Cronobacter species (NF VALIDATION certification only) in a variety of foods and production environment samples.
The Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Food Safety Instrument is a high-performance benchtop platform that gives users greater control of data and combines out-of-the box installation, ease-of-use and system connectivity with powerful options to enable maximum control. The 6-channel, 96-well, cloud-enabled open platform is suitable for running the full range of PCR solutions for food safety, authenticity and quality testing. Combining the QuantStudio 5 Food Safety Instrument with user-friendly Thermo Scientific RapidFinder Analysis software makes SureTect test set-up, running and automatic result interpretation simple and helps avoid errors and subjective result determination.