BIOTECON Diagnostics Receives New AOAC Certificate for its foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit, 5'Nuclease

Potsdam, (PresseBox) - BIOTECON Diagnostics, one of the world's leading companies for the development of rapid diagnostic detection systems for the food industry, has successfully completed an AOAC-RI validation for its foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit, 5'Nuclease and the corresponding DNA extraction kit, foodproof® ShortPrep II Kit. This AOAC-RI approval as a Performance Tested MethodSM expands the already broad range of certified foodproof® real-time PCR products.

The foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit, 5'Nuclease is a very specific and sensitive test to detect the pathogenic species Listeria monocytogenes. Final results can be obtained in less than 2 hours following the initial sample enrichment of 20 - 48 hours. This AOAC validation was conducted with a broad variety of food and feed categories (e.g. dairy, raw meat, fish and seafood, fruits and fruit juices, eggs and egg products, pet food and others).

"It is our duty to provide the highest possible quality to our customers. With this new AOAC-RI approval we underline the high standard of our products", said Alois Schneiderbauer, CBO of BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH.

As the "Association of Analytical Communities," AOAC INTERNATIONAL is committed to being a proactive, worldwide provider and facilitator in the development, use, and harmonization of validated analytical methods and laboratory quality assurance programs and services. AOAC approvals are worldwide recognized certificates and allow international market access, especially in the food industry of the United States and Asia.

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH, located in Potsdam, Germany, has been a competent partner in the field of molecular genetics and microbiology since 1998. The company's focus is the development, production and marketing of real-time PCR-based rapid detection technologies. BIOTECON Diagnostics offers innovative solutions for the food and beverage industries as well as for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

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