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Thermo Scientific’s Salmonella assay backed by AFNOR

By Joe Whitworth+

14-May-2014

Thermo Scientific’s SureTect Salmonella Species Assay
Thermo Scientific’s SureTect Salmonella Species Assay

Thermo Scientific’s SureTect Salmonella Species Assay has been granted an NF validation certificate by AFNOR Certification for all foods.

The real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay has proven to be comparable to reference method ISO 6579:2002.

SureTect uses pre-filled lysis tubes and tableted PCR reagents to minimize the number of pipetting steps and hands-on time, the single enrichment step for food matrices and sample lysis can be done in 20 minutes and common PCR protocols help processing of multiple assays in the same run.

Sumi Thaker, VP global marketing, microbiology, Thermo Fisher Scientific, said: "These assays are part of the SureTect Real-Time PCR System that has been designed to streamline test workflow and reduce time to result, which are primary considerations in today’s pathogen test selection.

“All of our current assays have an NF VALIDATION certificate granted by AFNOR Certification as well as all being granted Performance Tested MethodSM status by the AOAC Research Institute."

The Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) is an association of more than 2,500 member companies that leads and coordinates standards development and promotes their application.

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