Real Time PCR as an alternative to cultural methods

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

For a long time, this technic was of limited use due to the cost of the detection of some food hygiene related pathogens, the short shelf life of some products, the goal of Professor Michel Franck, CEO ADNucleis, is to expand the application of this PCR technic to the identification and quantification of traditional hygiene indicators (TVC, E.coli, coliforms, Pseudomonas spp, Listeria spp), and / or pathogens (Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Cronobacter sakazakii, E. coli STEC O157H7, viruses , parasites …). This goal has now been achieved, thanks to a new innovative method, at equivalent prices to the prices of traditional cultural methods.

This method, especially when checking for routine contaminants on a production line, can be done with or without a specialized robotic platform, also developed by ADNucleis.

Thanks to its industrial partners, ADNucleis continues its goal to make real-time PCR an industry standard though the simplification and automation of the entire analytical process.

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