bioMérieux, an in vitro diagnostics expert, has announced the availability of GENE-UP ENVIROPRO, the only assay of its kind to simultaneously detect both Salmonella and Listeria from environmental swabbing, including PCR confirmation.
The solution provides cost savings, laboratory waste reduction, and a streamlined workflow to empower rapid and effective quality decisions.
Salmonella and Listeria workflows and assays available on the market consist of separate enrichments. With GENE-UP ENVIROPRO, users can test environments for both Salmonella and Listeria through one swab, one enrichment and one sample prep, improving overall sampling efficiencies and sustainability.
Bringing much-needed efficiencies to routine environmental monitoring will not only reduce costs for our end users but do so in a far more sustainable way, a key focus in the market
- Ben Pascal, Global Head xPRO Program at bioMérieux
The GENE-UP ENVIROPRO assay is the result of bioMérieux’s xPRO programme – an innovation engine within bioMérieux partnering directly with industry leaders to rapidly develop, validate, and commercialise cutting-edge molecular assay to respond to emerging needs and provide solutions for new markets enhancing their overall quality programmes.
“The evolution of ENVIROPRO demonstrates our commitment to innovation through our xPRO programme and our success in building game-changing assays,” said Ben Pascal, Global Head xPRO Program at bioMérieux. “Bringing much-needed efficiencies to routine environmental monitoring will not only reduce costs for our end users but do so in a far more sustainable way, a key focus in the market.”
GENE-UP ENVIROPRO is designed to empower rapid and effective quality decisions with a best-in-class workflow that eliminates cumbersome DNA purification steps and reduces hands-on time.
About the product
The solution is an AOAC Performance Tested Method and can be applied across food industry verticals with applications including but not limited to dairy, dry fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, nutraceuticals, and multicomponent products (e.g., ready-to-eat meals).
For bioMérieux, the introduction of GENE-UP ENVIROPRO is the latest innovation supporting food safety to enter the market this year, after the debut of the GENE-UP QUANT Salmonella innovation, which was awarded as method of choice for Salmonella enumeration in the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) labs this summer.
"The introduction of these innovative assays mark an important step forward for the food industry, as they provide more detailed data and results in less time to enhance decision making throughout the production process," said Miguel Villa, VP of Industry Americas at bioMérieux. "We look forward to continued collaboration with our customers and partners to identify the existing and emerging issues that threaten food safety to develop solutions that not only meet these needs but improve public health worldwide."