SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented non-toxic silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced that it has entered into a two-year nonexclusive supply agreement with Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA) for Roka to market PURE’s line of antimicrobial disinfecting and sanitizing products and processing aids to the food industry. Roka is a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens.
With this Agreement PURE Bioscience expands Roka Bioscience’s reach into the operational environments of food production with environmental and surface disinfectants and processing interventions for pathogen control, complementing their Atlas foodborne pathogen testing portfolio.
Hank R. Lambert, CEO of PURE said, “We are very excited to partner with Roka in offering advanced science in both pathogen detection and elimination to the food industry. Our proven silver dihydrogen citrate based antimicrobial solutions have been adopted by Chipotle, Taylor Farms, Subway® and numerous other food companies for effective pathogen reduction. Partnering with Roka will enable us to extend our solutions to their broad customer portfolio.”
Mary Duseau, CEO of Roka Bioscience stated, “Roka Bioscience continues to deliver technology forward solutions to the food industry. With the addition of the PURE Bioscience product line, Roka’s commitment to food safety now extends from the processing floor to the laboratory. We believe that this partnership and our solution approach offers the industry increased control and resolution in pathogen detection and prevention.”
About Roka Bioscience
Roka Bioscience is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing advanced testing solutions for the food safety testing market. Our Atlas® Detection Assays incorporate our advanced molecular technologies and are performed on our "sample-in, result-out" Atlas® System that automates all aspects of molecular diagnostic testing on a single, integrated platform. The Atlas® System and Detection Assays are designed to provide our customers with accurate and rapid test results with reduced labor costs and improved laboratory efficiencies. For more information, visit http://rokabio.com.
About PURE Bioscience, Inc.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products primarily in the food safety arena -- providing solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain silver dihydrogen citrate, or SDC. SDC is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent, which offers 24-hour residual protection and formulates well with other compounds. As a platform technology, SDC is distinguished from existing products in the marketplace because of its superior efficacy, reduced toxicity and it mitigates bacterial resistance. PURE is headquartered in El Cajon, California (San Diego metropolitan area). Additional information on PURE is available at www.purebio.com.
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