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AOAC-RI validation for campylobacter test

by 5m Editor
5 June 2006, at 12:00am

US - Warnex reports that its quantitative Campylobacter test used with the Warnex Rapid Pathogen Detection System has been granted Performance Tested status by the AOAC Research Institute (Certificate No 050603) and is the first quantitative real-time PCR test available to the food industry to be AOAC-validated. &#39;The validation of this test marks a major achievement for Warnex and attests to the high potential of our real-time PCR platform and to our scientific leadership in the development of state-of-the-art pathogen detection tests for the food industry,&#39; said Mark Busgang, president and CEO. &#39;This validation will enhance the commercial appeal of the Warnex platform for our prospective clients as well as broaden the applicability of our system for existing customers.&#39; The AOAC Research Institute is a non-profit international scientific organisation that administers the Performance Tested Methods programme. Within this programme, an independent third-party review showed that the Warnex test detected and quantified Campylobacter in poultry rinses as well as, or better than traditional culture methods. With no enrichment required, Warnex&#39;s Campylobacter test provides results within as little as three hours. <i>Source: Laboratory Talk</i>

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