Roka boosts flexibility of testing platform

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Roka Bioscience has added a feature to its Atlas pathogen detection system.

The Extended On Board Stability feature is designed to deliver the benefits of automation and high quality molecular technology to mid and lower volume food testing laboratories.

On board stability is the time Atlas Detection reagent kits can be left on board the system.

Stability of the Atlas kits have improved from four to 14 days, negating the prerequisite of high daily sample volumes to achieve economic and workflow efficiency.

Mary Duseau, chief commercial officer at Roka Bioscience, said by partnering with customers and industry it is able to quickly deliver new products and product advancements.

“This Extended On Board feature is designed to deliver the benefit of automation, traceability, and technology to a wider market and continue to elevate food testing programs across the industry.”

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Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast 96-well real-Time PCR instrument

Meanwhile, Thermo Fisher has received extended AOAC-RI Performance Tested Methods certification so its SureTect assays can be run on the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast 96-well real-Time PCR instrument.

Assays were already validated to run on the SureTect PikoReal 24-well real-Time PCR instrument.

With SureTect assay methods results are available within eight-26 hours of sample receipt.

The 7500 Fast instrument enables microbiology laboratories to expand in-house PCR capability beyond day-to-day pathogen testing with a 96-well system ideal for batch processing several hundred samples a day, said the firm.

David Panneton, VP commercial operations, microbiology at Thermo Fisher Scientific, said: “We have taken the simple workflow of the SureTect assay methods and combined it with the 7500 Fast instrument to enable higher throughout and the flexibility to run a broader range of tests.”

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