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PCR versus petri dish

Real-time PCR is known to allow the isolation, identification and quantification of DNA from bacteria, viruses, parasites, allergens, GMOs in a very short time of about 1 to 3 hours in all fields: food hygiene, animal health and/or human health, cosmetic industries…

For a long time restricted for price reasons to the detection of a few pathogens in food hygiene or to short-lived products, the objective of Professor Michel Franck, CEO of ADNucleis, is to broaden the indications of this PCR technique to the identification and quantification of traditional hygiene indicators (Total Flora, E.coli, coliforms, Pseudomonas spp., Listeria spp., molds, yeasts…) and/or pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Cronobacter sakazakii, STEC such as E.coli O157H7, viruses, parasites…). This objective is now achieved thanks to a new “breakthrough” method at a price equivalent to the price of cultural methods.

Associated with the SEQUENCE PRO PCR robot – much less expensive than traditional pipetting machines – a compact robot (65cm x 65cm) that can be directly positioned on production lines, real-time PCR analysis can be performed by personnel not qualified in molecular biology, in situ and in real-time.

Thanks to its industrial partners such as Pasquier, ADNucleis continues to make real-time PCR an industrial standard, notably by simplifying and robotizing the entire analytical process.