March 3, 2015

Easy-to-use, affordable testing tools for wholesalers, suppliers, and government entities

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By InstantLabs

BALTIMORE – March 3, 2015 –INSTANTLABS is presenting its new seafood species identification tools created to improve testing accuracy and combat fraud at the Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America  in Boston March 15-17.

The Baltimore-based manufacturer of the Hunter® Real-Time PCR System also offers species verification and detection for pork and horse in addition to a full array of AOAC-certified tests for food-borne pathogens.

InstantLabs’ release of the InstantID™ test for Atlantic Blue Crab is the first of several seafood verification tests co-developed by InstantLabs and the University of Guelph.  Additional tests for Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Catfish and others will be available soon.

“The  simplicity, reliability and effectiveness of the InstantLabs’s new seafood InstantID™ kits make a quantum difference in combating seafood mislabeling and fraud, “said Steven Guterman, CEO. “On-site testing is a key way to provide rapid results that offer immediate and valued benefits to supply chain management.

InstantLabs’ Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument combines accuracy, speed, and ease-of-operation into a compact system. The Hunter® system is designed for use at points-of-need to detect and analyze a wide variety of food samples by targeting DNA.   Results delivered quickly allow seamless integration into food industry firms’ processes and facilities.


About the Seafood Expo North America: Formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is the largest seafood trade event in North America.

Bringing together 20,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment, and services, attendees travel from more than 100 countries to participate in the exposition.  The event presents an unusual opportunity for North America seafood professionals to secure direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers representing all areas of the seafood industry.

About INSTANTLABS: InstantLabs, a molecular diagnostic device company, developed and markets the Hunter® Accelerated-PCR system, a fully-integrated, easy-to-use, portable and affordable real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) platform for rapid, accurate pathogen detection. InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corp., the legal entity, offers the Hunter® system for use with several food borne pathogen test kits for the global food industry. The Hunter® system is especially well suited for use at points-of-care and points-of-need to detect and analyze a wide variety of common and problematic pathogens. InstantLabs’ growing worldwide customer base includes some of the world’s leading food companies. InstantLabs is also developing products for additional markets, including medical diagnostics where gold-standard accuracy, combined with Ease-of-use and rapid results, are critical.  Founded in 2008, InstantLabs is located in Baltimore, MD. For more information please visit