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Cleanroom Technology 1-8-18

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CERTUS to develop rapid Environmental Salmonella assay for food producers

8-Jan-2018

The new Salmonella test will use the same Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria.

CERTUS, a provider of food safety technologies, is expanding its rapid food pathogen detection portfolio with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay.

To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the US annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018.

End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer.

As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, all-in-one, all in-house.

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” said CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realise greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted.

The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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Rapid Micro Methods 1-6-18

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CERTUS™ to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants

 

CERTUS™, innovators in food safety technologies, announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay. To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the United States annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer. As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, “All-in one, all in-house.”

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” says CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realize greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock™ tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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Produce Processing Magazine 12-20-17

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New in-house salmonella testing solution for produce processors

December 20, 2017

CERTUS has expanded its rapid food pathogen detection menu with an environmental salmonella assay. The new CERTUS salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS Etest for listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer.

As with the CERTUS Etest, the CERTUS salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. CERTUS said this feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for listeria, salmonella and E. coli, which is designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS Eassay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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Food Safety Magazine 12-21-17

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CERTUS to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants

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CERTUS to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants
This week, CERTUS announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an environmental Salmonella assay. The new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer. As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, “All-in-one, all in-house.”

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” says CERTUS president, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realize greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no-wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock™ tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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EconoTimes 12-20-17

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CERTUS™ to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2017 — Today, CERTUS™, innovators in food safety technologies, announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay. To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the United States annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS Etest for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer. As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, “All-in one, all in-house.”

CERTUS™ to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants
CERTUS™ announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay.

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” says CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realize greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS Etest, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock™ tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS Eassay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

ABOUT CERTUS™
CERTUS changes the way food safety testing is done, and helps reduce food-borne illness with a new generation of food pathogen detection devices and processes that are precise, affordable and easy to use.  Making rapid pathogen detection and prevention Simple, Safe and Smart, CERTUS is built on the foundations of empowerment, simplicity, precision, and integrity.  CERTUS seeks to integrate historically embraced values into future technology to bring innovation and expansive vision to the food safety industry.  CERTUS joins the Toho Technology group of companies as a new brand specializing in Food Safety.  Founded in 1819 in Nagoya, Japan, Toho is a privately-held company that provides engineering, manufacture, distribution and support of diverse industrial and life-science technologies to customers around the world.  With significant expertise in precision instrumentation and equipment sales, Toho Technology advances the way products are made, tested and verified within the fields of food safety, healthcare, and nanotechnologies. The company currently operates multiple facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Japan; Shanghai, China and Jakarta, Indonesia. Toho Technology Inc. is the launch site for the CERTUS global expansion with all R&D, operations and sales centered in its Chicago location.

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Cleanroom Technology 10-11-17

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CERTUS wins license deal for rapid pathogen detection in food

Partnership brings innovation and expertise together to provide a highly efficient process to detect Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157

The Solus Pathogen Detection System for the detection of Salmonella,
Listeria and E.coli O157 pathogen

 

An innovator in food safety technologies, CERTUS has announced an expanded partnership with Solus Scientific for the immediate distribution of the Solus Pathogen Testing System across the United States food safety market.

For use by food safety testing labs, the Solus Pathogen Detection System is a highly efficient process for detection of Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157 pathogens.

Using proprietary antibodies and production methods optimised to deliver excellent performance; the system offers labs increased power, performance and profits through automated immunoassays delivering high test throughput, lab resource efficiencies and cost savings.

CERTUS President, John Coomes said: “Labs across the country are in need of a powerful, efficient and cost effective system to ensure food is safe for everyone in our country. We’re proud to grow our partnership with Solus to bring such a solution to the U.S. Marketplace.”

The cornerstone of the Solus Pathogen Detection System is the company’s proprietary immunoassay, based on enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The system is available in a manual, or a fully-automated, self-contained option (Solus DS2 Automated Laboratory ELISA), able to process 192 samples in one run including simple load-to-results on-screen instructions for technicians.

 

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Food Quality News 10-9-17

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Certus expands Solus partnership with US distribution

By Joseph James Whitworth

Certus is to distribute the Solus Scientific pathogen detection system in the US for detection of Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157.

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The National Provisioner 10-9-17

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CERTUS announces US distribution of Solus Pathogen Detection System for food safety labs

CERTUS, innovators in food safety technologies, announced an expanded partnership with Solus Scientific for the immediate distribution of the Solus Pathogen Testing System across the United States food safety market. For use by food safety testing labs, the Solus Pathogen Detection System is a highly efficient process for detection of Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157 pathogens. Utilizing proprietary antibodies and production methods optimized to deliver excellent performance; the system offers labs increased power, performance and profits through automated immunoassays delivering high test throughput, lab resource efficiencies and cost savings.

“Aligning with our company’s laser-like focus on reducing food-borne illness, the Solus Pathogen Detection System has the ability to dramatically increase lab productivity and efficiency, a critical factor in the rising needs of the industry,” says CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Labs across the country are in need of a powerful, efficient and cost effective system to ensure food is safe for everyone in our country. We’re proud to grow our partnership with Solus to bring such a solution to the U.S. marketplace.”

The cornerstone of the Solus Pathogen Detection System is the company’s proprietary immunoassay, based on enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The system is available in a manual, or a fully-automated, self-contained option (Solus DS2 Automated Laboratory ELISA), able to process 192 samples in one run including simple load-to-results on-screen instructions for technicians.

“For food testing labs to use the Solus Pathogen Detection System makes both commercial and scientific sense, as we have enabled a proven technology to be automated, increasing throughput efficiency and productivity,” said Ray Wakefield, CEO of Solus. “Our partnership with CERTUS gives American third party labs a powerful and AOAC validated alternative that this market is demanding.”

In addition to distribution of the Solus Pathogen Detection System, CERTUS recently announced the launch of the CERTUS System, a unique bio-contained, in-house solution for pathogen detection for small and mid-sized food processing plants. Making food safer by providing producers fast, easy, direct and cost effective ways to detect environmental Listeria, the CERTUS System utilizes key technologies co-developed with Solus Scientific.

As part of its commitment to meet the increasing needs for pathogen detection across the global food production industry, CERTUS intends to continuously deliver advanced tools and strong technical support to a broad spectrum of food manufacturers and improve the safety of the global food supply.

To learn more, visit http://CertusFoodSafety.com or call at 872-810-4123.

 

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Quality Assurance & Food Safety 9-28-17

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Certus Advances Commercialization of Rapid Pathogen Detection System

The system is enabled by BD’s proprietary SERS nanoparticle technology.

September 28, 2017

Certus, an innovator in food safety technologies, has signed an exclusive license agreement with the global medical technology company, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), for use of its rapid pathogen-detection technology. Enabled by BD’s proprietary SERS nanoparticle technology, the newly introduced Certus System will make food safer by providing small to mid-sized producers fast, easy and cost-effective ways to detect environmental Listeria in food processing environments and the food itself prior to reaching consumers, the company said.

“This is a critical agreement for Certus as BD’s technology provides the foundation of our patented Grow, Read, Detect system giving producers real-time monitoring through simultaneous enrichment and detection,” said Certus President John Coomes. “We believe our approach, backed by BD’s long-standing expertise in nanotechnology, is a significant industry breakthrough that radically simplifies what was once a complex process. This will enable any food processor to conduct safe and easy on-site testing, receive instant alerts, and take action to remediate any issues.”

BD’s exclusive license to Certus also includes technology to enable pathogen detection in a bio-contained tube during enrichment so that the facility where the testing is conducted is not exposed to enriched pathogens. BD continues to work with partners to further develop the SERS technology and is the supplier of SERS nanoparticles used in Certus products. The first commercial Certus System will be launched in 2018 for environmental monitoring and prevention of Listeria spp.

“The beauty of our system is that anyone with minimal training will simply swab a surface, add media to our Bio-Lock Detection Tube, and insert the tube into the detection unit to start getting rapid results,” Coomes said. “There is no need for centrifuges, incubators, pipettes, stomachers, bags or other ancillary items and steps that current methods require.”

Since its IAFP debut earlier this year, Certus has developed multiple prototypes which are now being used in the U.S. and Europe for optimization of the Certus EL Detection kit. Further development of the system will involve seeking AOAC validation and launching a research and development program for Certus Environmental Salmonella Detection Kits. For more information on Certus visit tohotechnology.com.

 

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