In the US, IGEN International has said that it will be introducing its new Intelligent System at the annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection, being held in San Diego, California.
The introduction of the system to the industrial food testing market marks the first commercial application of IGEN's M1 product line, which is based on the Company's proprietary Origen technology. The M1 product line has multiple applications and will serve as the basis for instruments in additional markets.
The new system is an automated analyser designed for use with IGEN's Pathgen test kits for the presumptive identification of foodborne pathogens. The system combines the benefits of pathogen detection with sample handling and software that reports positive or negative results automatically for samples in a standard format.
Along with IGEN's Pathigen test kits for E. coli O157, Salmonella, Listeria and Campylobacter, the system will be demonstrated at the show from June 30 to July 3. The IAFP annual meeting provides food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange information on protecting the food supply. Previewing the new Intelligent System at this venue provides IGEN the opportunity to target key customers in the $2 billion industrial microbiology market.
"We believe that the Intelligent System represents the most sensitive pathogen detection system for the food testing market -- offering walk-away automation and reliable performance in an easy to use system," said Samuel J. Wohlstadter, IGEN's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The new system is complemented by our strong portfolio of PATHIGEN tests including tests for E. coli O157, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Listeria."