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BIOTECON Diagnostics receives two new AOAC certificates

Posted: 21 February 2011 | | No comments yet

AOAC-RI validation received for both its foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes and foodproof® E. coli O157 Detection Kits, 5’Nuclease…

BIOTECON Diagnostics, one of the world leading companies for the development of rapid diagnostic detection systems for the food industry, has successfully completed AOAC-RI validation for its foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157 Detection Kits, 5‘Nuclease and the corresponding DNA extraction kit. These AOAC-RI approvals as Performance Tested MethodsSM expands the already broad range of certified foodproof® real-time PCR products.

The foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157 Detection Kits, 5‘Nuclease are very specific and sensitive tests to detect these food associated and pathogenic organisms within 24 hours. The AOAC validations have been conducted with a broad variety of foods (e.g. dairy, meat, fish and seafood, fruits and fruit juices, eggs and egg products and others).

Together with the foodproof® real-time PCR kits the foodproof® ShortPrep II Kit, a system for the fast and easy DNA-extraction from a variety of complex matrices, was certified as well.

“This is another important milestone for us to serve our quality conscious customers with first-class products”, says Alois Schneiderbauer, CBO of BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH.

As the “Association of Analytical Communities,” AOAC INTERNATIONAL is committed to being a proactive, worldwide provider and facilitator in the development, use, and harmonization of validated analytical methods and laboratory quality assurance programs and services. AOAC approvals are worldwide recognized certificates and allow international market access, especially in the food industry of the United States and Asia.

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