Wednesday, November 07, 2012

bioMérieux Launches VIDAS® LPT, a Fast, Ground-breaking Listeria Detection Method

VIDAS® UP Listeria (LPT) utilizes recombinant bacteriophage (phage) proteins, which offer best-in class specificity and sensitivity for the targeted and rapid detection of Listeria species in food and environmental samples. VIDAS LPT complements the company's VIDAS® UP E. coli O157 (including H7) and VIDAS® UP Salmonella, all based on phage technology.

The new VIDAS LPT assay is one of the most rapid and easy-to-use Listeria spp. screening tests for food and environmental samples. Based on phage protein technology, it is able to detect low contamination levels and provides an extremely simple enrichment protocol, which reduces laboratory hands-on time, and delivers next-day results as compared to reference methods, which require up to five days.

VIDAS LPT has already been ISO 16140 certified by AFNOR for all human foods and production environment samples. AOAC-RI validation has been initiated.


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