BIOTECON Diagnostics’ foodproof® Salmonella spp. method validation has been renewed and extended by MicroVal to its lyophilized kit

– 4 December 2019 –

We are most pleased to announce that the MicroVal validation of our foodproof Salmonella spp. 5’Nuclease or hybridization probes method has now been renewed and extended to encompass our lyophilized detection kit. Our liquid foodproof Salmonella Detection Kits, R 310 27 and R 302 27, have long been MicroVal certified, dating right back to 2006 and 2011, respectively.

Our foodproof Salmonella Detection LyoKit – 5’Nuclease underwent rigorous testing with a broad range of foods (chocolate and bakery products, meat and meat products, milk and dairy, egg products, fish and seafood products and feed samples) and was found to perform equally as well as the internationally standardized reference method ISO 6579.

The kit was accordingly validated in association with two extractions protocols:

MicroVal is a very well respected organization based in the Netherlands, which runs certification programs according to EN-ISO 16140-2 / 16140-6. These independent, third-party tests comprise detailed scientific scrutiny, and only the methods that demonstrate the highest level of performance are granted approval.

“After successfully completing the stringent validation study with a wide selection of challenging matrices, we have demonstrated the robustness of our methods. Such independent testing ensures that our kits perform as expected in the hands of a wide variety of users. Because we are dealing with food and beverage safety, the accuracy of results is of utmost importance to us and everything we stand for,” commented Kornelia Berghof-Jäger, Chief Executive Officer of BIOTECON Diagnostics.

“We’re proud to be able to meet the ever-increasing quality demands of the food and beverage industry. In receiving new approvals or obtaining renewals and extensions of existing official external certifications, our aim is to cooperate as best we can with manufacturers in order to ensure food and beverage safety excellence,” concluded Kornelia Berghof-Jäger.

Our foodproof Salmonella Detection LyoKits are based on 5’Nuclease probes and provide fast, accurate detection of Salmonella spp.. The genus Salmonella is assigned to the family Enterobacteriaceae, which when ingested through contaminated foods, can cause illness in humans and animals, including typhoid fever and diarrhea.

About BIOTECON Diagnostics
At BIOTECON Diagnostics, our vision is to constantly strive to make the planet a better and safer place. We imagine a world where no one gets sick from the food and drink they consume.

Situated in Potsdam, Germany, our story began more than 20 years ago, seeking to put an end to foodborne diseases. Today, we have grown to become one of the pioneers in designing products for food and beverage safety excellence. Our team of highly qualified experts from a variety of academic backgrounds excel in providing first-in-class, innovative rapid molecular solutions for DNA/RNA extraction and detection of a wide range of test parameters based on real-time PCR.