Feb 13, 2023
Test detects Salmonella, Listeria in one sample

BioMérieux is offering Gene-Up Enviropro, the only assay of its kind to simultaneously detect both Salmonella and Listeria from environmental swabbing, including polymerase chain reaction confirmation.

The solution provides cost savings, laboratory waste reduction, and a streamlined workflow to empower rapid and effective quality decisions, according to a news release.

Photo: bioMérieux

Salmonella and Listeria workflows and assays available on the market consist of separate enrichments. With Gene-Up Enviropro, users can test environments for both Salmonella and Listeria through one swab, one enrichment and one sample prep, improving overall sampling efficiencies and sustainability.

The Gene-Up Enviropro assay is the result of bioMérieux’s xPRO program – an innovation engine within bioMérieux partnering directly with industry leaders to rapidly develop, validate and commercialize cutting-edge molecular assay to respond to emerging needs and provide solutions for new markets.

“The evolution of Enviropro demonstrates our commitment to innovation through our xPRO program and our success in building game-changing assays,” Ben Pascal, global head of the xPRO program, said in the release. “Bringing much needed efficiencies to routine environmental monitoring will not only reduce costs for our end users but do so in a far more sustainable way, a key focus in the market.”

Gene-Up Enviropro is designed to empower rapid and effective quality decisions with a workflow that eliminates cumbersome DNA purification steps and reduces hands-on time.

The solution is an AOAC International Performance Tested Method and can be applied across food industry verticals with applications including but not limited to dairy, dry fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, nutraceuticals, and multicomponent products such as ready-to-eat meals.

For bioMérieux, this is the latest innovation supporting food safety to enter the market, after the debut of the Gene-Up Quant Salmonella innovation, which was awarded as method of choice for Salmonella enumeration in the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service labs.

“The introduction of these innovative assays mark an important step forward for the food industry, as they provide more detailed data and results in less time to enhance decision making throughout the production process,” Miguel Villa, vice president of industry for the Americas, said in the release.

For more information, visit www.biomerieux-industry.com.



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