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Sustainability: BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay Receives Certification


A new BAX® system assay from DuPont Qualicon to detect Campylobacter, bacteria that are a common cause of food poisoning, has been certified as by the AOAC Research Institute in Gaithersburg, MD.

Validation studies on enriched samples of ready-to-eat turkey and chicken carcass rinses compared BAX® system performance to the International Organization for Standardization culture method. AOAC Research Institute found that qualitative results with the BAX® system demonstrated sensitivity that was equivalent to the reference method, with 99 percent specificity.

The BAX® system real-time PCR assay for Campylobacter, developed in alliance with Applied Biosystems, detects and differentiates three foodborne species of Campylobacter in the same sample. With less than 90 minutes processing time, the BAX® system delivers next-day results on enriched samples.

“This new assay offers poultry customers a fast, sensitive and highly accurate method for detecting pathogenic Campylobacter” said Kevin Huttman, president, DuPont Qualicon. “Adding this AOAC certification to our portfolio of certified products provides even greater value to food businesses that choose the BAX® system as their preferred diagnostic method.”


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