Clear Labs to apply Nanopore's sequencing for food testing

09 April 2019 | News

Clear Safety leverages Oxford Nanopore’s GridION technology for rapid pathogen screening purpose-built for food safety testing Image credit- Image credit-

US based Clear Labs, the only automated and intelligent NGS platform purpose-built for food safety testing, has announced a North American distribution agreement with Oxford Nanopore.

Clear Labs’ flagship product Clear Safety will leverage Oxford Nanopore’s GridION DNA sequencing technology. Paired with Clear Safety’s bioinformatics platform and robotics automation, the GridION technology will help Clear Safety deliver quick turn-around time on high-volume pathogen testing along with 99.99% accuracy in identifying pathogen absence or presence.

With Clear Safety, Clear Labs has created a uniquely powerful software and hardware stack to reduce risk and meet the needs of food safety professionals.

At the hardware level, Clear Labs leverages industry-leading robotics technology to create a fully-automated system from start to finish. For DNA sequencing, Clear Safety relies on Oxford Nanopore’s GridION device, which uses nanopore sequencing technology to test samples for pathogens and other contaminants. Layered on top is Clear Labs’ proprietary bioinformatics software that provides faster reporting and data analytics on samples and sites, helping customers reduce risk, identify serotypes faster than ever, and react quickly to pathogen outbreaks.


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