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INDUSTRY PRODUCTS
CERTUS™ Announces U.S. Distribution of Solus
Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety Labs
CERTUS™, innovators in food safety technologies, announced an
expanded partnership with Solus Scientific for the immediate distribution of the Solus Pathogen Testing System across the United States'
food safety market. For use by food safety testing labs, the Solus Pathogen Detection System is a highly efficient process for detection of
Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli O157 pathogens. Utilizing proprietary
antibodies and production methods optimized to deliver excellent
performance; the system offers labs increased power, performance and
profits through automated immunoassays delivering high-test throughput, lab resource efficiencies and cost savings.
"Aligning with our company's laser-like focus on reducing foodborne illness, the Solus Pathogen Detection System has the ability to
dramatically increase lab productivity and efficiency, a critical factor
in the rising needs of the industry. Labs across the country are in need
of a powerful, efficient and cost-effective system to ensure food is safe
for everyone in our country. We're proud to grow our partnership
with Solus to bring such a solution to the U.S. marketplace," says
CERTUS President, John Coomes.
The cornerstone of the Solus Pathogen Detection System is the
company's proprietary immunoassay, based on enzyme-linked
immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The system is available in a manual,
or a fully-automated, self-contained option (Solus DS2 Automated

Laboratory ELISA), able to process 192 samples in one run including
simple load-to-results on-screen instructions for technicians.
"For food testing labs to use the Solus Pathogen Detection System
makes both commercial and scientific sense, as we have enabled a
proven technology to be automated, increasing throughput efficiency
and productivity. Our partnership with CERTUS gives American
third party labs a powerful and AOAC-validated alternative that this
market is demanding," said Ray Wakefield, CEO of Solus.
In addition to distribution of the Solus Pathogen Detection
System, CERTUS recently announced the launch of the CERTUS
System, a unique bio-contained, in-house solution for pathogen detection for small and mid-sized food processing plants. Making food
safer by providing producers fast, easy, direct and cost-effective ways
to detect environmental Listeria, the CERTUS System utilizes key
technologies co-developed with Solus Scientific.
As part of its commitment to meet the increasing needs for pathogen detection across the global food production industry, CERTUS
intends to continuously deliver advanced tools and strong technical
support to a broad spectrum of food manufacturers and improve the
safety of the global food supply.
CERTUS
+1 872.810.4123
Chicago, IL
http://certusfoodsafety.com

Hygiena Expands Testing Portfolio with PCRbased Systems to Cover the Entire Contamination
Detection Spectrum
With the extension of its testing product range to include polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based systems, Hygiena now covers
the entire spectrum of reliable contamination detection, from sample
collection to screening of indicator organisms to specific microbial
characterization. These products are suitable for large and small manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), as well as large
corporate laboratories and contract testing facilities serving the food
and beverage sector. The all-inclusive product line has been specifically designed to enable the timely detection of quality and safety issues,
to give manufacturers the confidence that their quality assurance
programs operate to the highest standards. The latest additions of the
BAX® System, RiboPrinter® System and Hygiena™ Lateral Flow System follow the acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics (formerly known as
Qualicon) and establish Hygiena as a provider of targeted solutions,
including adenosine triphosphate (ATP), colorimetric, PCR and
allergen monitoring systems.
Designed to detect harmful bacteria and other microbes in food
and environmental samples, the award-winning BAX® System
analyzes samples at the genetic level to provide excellent sensitivity,
specificity and accuracy. Highly reliable results dramatically decrease
false positives, minimize re-testing and optimize speed of time-toresult with minimum hands-on time. With two options available, the
BAX® System X5 and BAX® System Q7 meet the food testing needs
of different laboratories, from small to high throughput. Hygiena's
RiboPrinter® System provides automated identification of unknown
bacterial isolates, characterizing them at or below the species level, enabling users to implement highly targeted, effective and efficient safety and quality interventions. Completing the new range, the Hygiena
Lateral Flow System uses test strips that combine optimized microbial
antibodies and colloidal gold conjugate coated on the surface of a

membrane. This approach enables faster pathogen screening results
than conventional culture-based testing.
"Fast, reliable methods are required to meet the ever-increasing
challenges posed by new products with fresher exotic ingredients,
new processes and packaging designs, shorter delivery times and
extended shelf life. To meet this need, we have invested heavily in our
research and development efforts to expand Hygiena's testing product
range with even more innovative solutions. Our comprehensive
portfolio features a breadth of easy-to-use, robust, affordable systems
designed to provide precise results users can rely on," says Dr. Martin
Easter, Chief Scientific Officer at Hygiena.
Hygiena
+1 805.388.8007
Camarillo, CA
https://www.hygiena.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - January/February 2018

Assessing the Usage of Food Thermometers at American University Football Tailgates
An Assessment of Potential Heavy Metal Contaminants in Bivalve Shellfish from Aquaculture Zones along the Coast of New South Wales, Australia
Mental Models of Pasteurized and Unpasteurized Milk Product Consumption in the United States
Sanitary Carcass Dressing and Food Safety Practices in South Central U.S. Small and Very Small Establishments Manufacturing Fresh and Not-Ready-to-Eat Pork Products
Beyond the Bio - Joe Frank
PDG Highlight The Dairy Safety & Quality Professional Development Group
General Interest Paper The Role of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Industry Products
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Food Protection Trends - January/February 2018 - PDG Highlight The Dairy Safety & Quality Professional Development Group
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