IN-PLANT FOOD PATHOGEN DETECTION IN AS LITTLE AS 12 HOURS
InstantLabs’ rapid Food Safety Test Kit, when used in conjunction with the InstantLabs Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument detects DNA at low levels in multiple food matrices in under 12 hours.
Testing of Fish Meal for Salmonella
A large seafood producer exports fishmeal globally for aqua farming and had strict customer requirements to certify that the fishmeal did not contain Salmonella.
The isolated location of the plant meant that sending samples to a contract laboratory could result in a 5-15 day turnaround process which created a meaningful level of inventory risk. If a positive was found, a large amount of inventory could be compromised.
Seeking to reduce testing times, the customer tried performing on-site immuno-assay (“dip-stick”) testing but realized a consistently high level of false positives resulting in undue waste.
The producer needed an accurate, timely, and easy-to-use solution for on-site testing.
InstantLabs worked with the client to conduct a validation study demonstrating that the Hunter® system would generate accurate results consistent with samples sent to a contract laboratory. InstantLabs installed the Hunter® system on-site and trained existing staff in less than half a day. Client is now testing and clearing samples in less than 12 hours using the Hunter® system thereby significantly reducing waste and allowing contamination issues to be corrected quickly and cost effectively while drastically minimizing inventory risk.
SIMPLE TO USE
InstantLabs’ Food Safety Test Kits contain all the reagents necessary for sample preparation and automatic analysis in the InstantLabs Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument. A streamlined protocol means that even those with little laboratory experience can test confidently and quickly with only minimal training.
InstantLabs Hunter® system uses gold-standard DNA-based analysis using industry-proven Real-Time PCR. The power of DNA analysis coupled with simple, color-coded reagents and the intuitive touchscreen-driven operation of the Hunter® device virtually eliminates the possibility of mistakes, translating into to accurate results you can trust.
EASY TO GET STARTED
PURCHASE – LEASE – RENTAL
Get started for as little as $325 monthly.
– Hunter qPCR Instrument
– Auxiliary Equipment
– Start-Up Reagents and Consumables
– On-Site Training
– HACCP Consulting
– Customizable SOPs
– Online Yearly Staff Retraining Course
– True Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
– Unlimited Support
AVAILABLE FOOD SAFETY KITS
Detect Salmonella in a variety of food and environmental matrices in as little as 12 hours.
E. coli O157
Detect E. coli O157 in a variety of food and environmental matrices in as little as 12 hours.
Detect all Listeria species – including Listeria monocytogenes – in a variety of food and environmental matrices in as little 24 hours.
Detect Listeria monocytogenes in a variety of food and environmental matrices in as little as 24 hours.
Detect Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli in as little as 18 hours in a variety of food and environmental matrices.
Breakthrough enrichment media for the rapid and simultaneous cultivation of Salmonella and E. coli in food and environmental samples.
Highly optimized enrichment media for rapidly cultivating Listeria in food and environmental samples.
Hunter® Real-Time PCR Instrument
An easy-to-use, fast, portable, and powerful system for rapid on-site detection of food pathogens.