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Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) (Paris:ERF), a global leader in bioanalytical testing, announces that its real-time PCR kits for Listeria testing, BACGene Listeria, as well as the BACSpec Listeria ELISA kit have received certification by AOAC and AFNOR.
Fast and efficient detection of food borne pathogens is the key factor for food testing laboratories in order to support their customers with the quality assurance of their products. Food producers expect their laboratories to work with methods that have been tested and recognized by international certification bodies. Eurofins’ BACGene Listeria kits now entirely fulfill these requirements.
Classical cultural methods for bacteria are time-intensive and laborious. The use of efficient methods is becoming increasingly important for microbiological laboratories. Eurofins’ PCR and ELISA kits for the detection of Listeria offer laboratories fast and reliable results.
BACGene Listeria Multiplex is the first true multiplex real-time PCR detection for Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in one single reaction, thus providing a better work and cost efficiency for microbiology laboratories. If just one target is of interest, the real-time PCR kits BACGene Listeria monocytogenes and BACGene Listeria spp. are alternatively available. All kits offer the fastest time-to-result and are certified for food and environmental samples by AFNOR Certification as an alternative method for Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria spp. according to EN ISO 16140 and by AOAC-Research Institute under the Performance Tested MethodsSM Program.
BACSpec Listeria is a fast, robust and cost effective ELISA kit to detect Listeria in various food and environmental samples. The kit is certified for food and environmental samples by AFNOR Certification as an alternative method for Listeria spp. according to EN ISO 16140 and by AOAC-Research Institute under the Performance Tested MethodsSM Program.
These kits enable microbiology laboratories to offer their customers state-of-the-art assays. The methods are specifically designed, validated and certified based on customer requirements. The certifications include MALDI-TOF as a confirmation method, thereby decreasing the overall analysis time.
The Listeria kits enhance Eurofins product portfolio for pathogen detection which already comprises the BACGene Salmonella spp. real-time kit (AOAC PTM and AFNOR certified) and the BACSpec Salmonella kit (AOAC certified). These products are available to customers who run microbiological laboratories.
For more information, please visit www.eurofins.com.
Notes for the editor:
Eurofins – a global leader in bio-analysis
Eurofins Scientific through its subsidiaries (hereinafter sometimes “Eurofins” or “the Group”) believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and that it is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA. With over 28,000 staff in 310 laboratories across 39 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 130,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.
Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.
As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the expanding demands of regulatory authorities around the world.
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