Real-time PCR as an alternative technique to traditional culture methods on Petri dishes

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

Long restricted for price reasons to the detection of a few pathogens in food hygiene and to products with a short shelf life, 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), and/or pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Cronobacter sakazakii, STEC such as E.coli O157H7, viruses, parasites…). This objective has now been achieved thanks to a new “breakthrough” method at prices equivalent to those of cultural methods

This method allows, in particular for the analysis of self-controls, either to do them in real time on the production lines, or to do them on a special robotized analysis platform also developed by ADNucleis.

Thanks to its network of industrial partners, ADNucleis continues its dynamics to make real-time PCR an industrial standard, in particular through the simplification and robotisation of the whole analytical process

Pr Franck

PDG Adnucleis

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