Partnership Establishes Holistic Approach to Rapid Foodborne Pathogen Identification and Targeted Eradication
PathogenDx, Inc., a US based technology company which has developed a multiplexed microarray DNA-based pathogen testing platform, has announced that it has partnered with Prevenio, an innovator and leader in providing automated food processing and pathogen protection systems to create the industry’s first closed-loop system to address foodborne pathogens.
The combination of the two parties’ groundbreaking innovations into one holistic solution will enable food producers to identify and eradicate foodborne pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes from the nation’s food supply more rapidly and effectively than current systems.
PathogenDx’s unique technology can evaluate food contact surfaces at any point in the supply chain using an ultra-rapid DNA-based detection system that delivers results the same day of swabbing, compared to 2-3 days using conventional culture-based analyses. Combined with Prevenio’s ability to provide precise protection from an automated delivery system, producers can now identify, target and eradicate potentially harmful or deadly pathogens within the food supply chain more rapidly and precisely than ever before.
The partnership follows PathogenDx’s recent announcement that the company is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to study the effectiveness of its microarray testing technology in identifying foodborne pathogens throughout the food supply chain. In addition, the PathogenDx EnviroX-f ultra-rapid microarray test recently earned an AOAC® Performance Tested Methods SM (PTM) Certificate from the AOAC Research Institute.