Foodborne Pathogens

A pathogen is a synonym for a disease-causing microorganism. Food pathogens represent a special form of microbial pathogens, which are picked up and spread through food.
Below a number of pathogens are listed, for which BIOTECON Diagnostics offers suitable foodproof® DNA extraction and real-time PCR detection kits. Many of the pathogen kits have been certified by recognized institutions such as AOAC-RI, MicroVal or NordVal (see licensing options / validations), and thus independently tested for quality and safety.


foodproof® Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit

The foodproof Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit is based on 5’Nuclease or hybridization probes, and provides fast, reliable detection of the pathogenic Listeria species L. monocytogenes. The foodproof Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kits are validated and certified by AOAC-RI and NordVal. Listeria monocytogenes are rod-shaped, Gram-positive, pathogenic bacteria that cause human and animal listeriosis as well as other diseases. Listeria monocytogenes may cause meningitis, encephalitis, granulomas, miscarriages and premature births as well as other conditions. Infection is commonly caused by ingestion of contaminated food.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 1.x
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 300 23
LightCycler 2.0
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 300 23
LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 23
5'Nuclease
  • Reactions: 96
  • Product No.: R 302 23

Specifications:

Target
  • Listeria monocytogenes
Matrix
  • For all kind of food.