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Food Safety Magazine 5-8-18

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CERTUS Debuts Innovative In-House Pathogen Detection System at 20th Annual Food Safety Summit

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CERTUS, innovators in food safety technologies, will hold its first official public debut of the CERTUS System at the 20th Annual Food Safety Summit, May 8-10, 2018, being held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Summit attendees, especially food processors, are invited to visit the CERTUS booth (#735) for live demonstrations of the CERTUS System.

Based on SERS nanoparticle technology, the CERTUS System is a fully-functional, entirely in-house system, enabling food producers to independently develop and manage pathogen environmental monitoring programs without the need for outsourced testing, complex training or expensive lab facilities. The CERTUS System is on track for market availability in July 2018.

CERTUS will demonstrate its simple three-step workflow (sample, test, result) which features the patent-pending Bio-LockTM Sampling Swab that prevents cross-contamination, and the Detection Unit, all managed by the intuitive “Control Pad” wireless user interface.  In 24 hours or less, food processors and labs of all sizes will have accurate results with integrated FSMA compliance enabling analytics all in one, all in-house with the CERTUS System.

“A simpler, safer and smarter alternative is finally here for small and medium-sized food producers,” says John Coomes, president of CERTUS.

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Asia Food Journal 3-9-18

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Fully in-house pathogen detecting system from CERTUS for food processing plants

“Being part of the Toho Technology family provides us with a myriad of technological and commercial benefits to ensure our products exceed the market’s expectations for precision and accuracy,” said CERTUS Director of Product Development, Dr. John Bodner. “Not only does Toho provide significant expertise in the manufacture of precision instrumentation, they also provide CERTUS with the solid infrastructure and financial backing needed to bring this level of innovation to our customers.”

In addition to partnering with Toho, CERTUS works with United Kingdom-based Solus Scientific for assay development. “One of the reasons we chose to partner with Solus is because of their efficient research and development track record on bringing to market a range of assays in the area of food safety testing,” continued Bodner.

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Manufacturing Chemist 2-16-18

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Certus starts manufacture of novel in-house pathogen detection system

New Certus System Detection Unit is designed to bring small and mid-sized food processing plants one step closer to a fast, easy and cost-effective way to detect pathogens.

The Certus System Detection Unit is an entirely in-house system, enabling food producers to perform environmental monitoring without the need for outsourced testing. The system is based on SERS nanoparticle technology made available through an exclusive license agreement with global medical technology organisation, Becton, Dickinson & Company.

With the commencement of manufacturing, the Certus System Detection Unit is on track for market availability in June 2018.

Manufacturing of the Detection Unit is being carried out at Certus’ parent company and precision manufacturer Toho Technology.

Founded in 1819 in Nagoya, Japan, Toho is a privately-held company that provides engineering, manufacture, distribution and support of diverse industrial and life-science technologies to customers around the world.

With a well-established global market presence in optical instrumentation in the fields of semiconductor, flat panel display and process engineering, Certus leverages the Toho team and talent to advance from R&D into full scale commercial production.

“Being part of the Toho Technology family provides us with a myriad of technological and commercial benefits to ensure our products exceed the market’s expectations for precision and accuracy,” said Certus Director of Product Development, Dr John Bodner.

“Not only does Toho provide significant expertise in the manufacture of precision instrumentation, they also provide Certus with the solid infrastructure and financial backing needed to bring this level of innovation to our customers.”

In addition to partnering with Toho, Certus works with UK-based Solus Scientific for assay development.

“One of the reasons we chose to partner with Solus is because of their efficient research and development track record on bringing to market a range of assays in the area of food safety testing,” said Bodner.

The Certus Listeria El assay was developed in collaboration with Solus in 2017, while the environmental Salmonella assay is currently under development and expected to be available for use in the Certus System in Q4 of this year.

“Through BD’s exclusive license to Certus and our strategic partnerships with Toho and Solus, we can ensure best-in-class products for our clients, with the end goal of removing the most harmful pathogens from the food system,” said Bodner.

The Certus System will be commercially available in June 2018 and will feature a simple workflow, Bio-Lock safety components and real-time monitoring for rapid results.

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Cleanroom Technology 2-16-18

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Certus starts manufacture of novel in-house pathogen detection system

New Certus System Detection Unit is designed to bring small and mid-sized food processing plants one step closer to a fast, easy and cost-effective way to detect pathogens.

The Certus System Detection Unit is an entirely in-house system, enabling food producers to perform environmental monitoring without the need for outsourced testing. The system is based on SERS nanoparticle technology made available through an exclusive license agreement with global medical technology organisation, Becton, Dickinson & Company.

With the commencement of manufacturing, the Certus System Detection Unit is on track for market availability in June 2018.

Manufacturing of the Detection Unit is being carried out at Certus’ parent company and precision manufacturer Toho Technology.

Founded in 1819 in Nagoya, Japan, Toho is a privately-held company that provides engineering, manufacture, distribution and support of diverse industrial and life-science technologies to customers around the world.

With a well-established global market presence in optical instrumentation in the fields of semiconductor, flat panel display and process engineering, Certus leverages the Toho team and talent to advance from R&D into full scale commercial production.

“Being part of the Toho Technology family provides us with a myriad of technological and commercial benefits to ensure our products exceed the market’s expectations for precision and accuracy,” said Certus Director of Product Development, Dr John Bodner.

“Not only does Toho provide significant expertise in the manufacture of precision instrumentation, they also provide Certus with the solid infrastructure and financial backing needed to bring this level of innovation to our customers.”

In addition to partnering with Toho, Certus works with UK-based Solus Scientific for assay development.

“One of the reasons we chose to partner with Solus is because of their efficient research and development track record on bringing to market a range of assays in the area of food safety testing,” said Bodner.

The Certus Listeria El assay was developed in collaboration with Solus in 2017, while the environmental Salmonella assay is currently under development and expected to be available for use in the Certus System in Q4 of this year.

“Through BD’s exclusive license to Certus and our strategic partnerships with Toho and Solus, we can ensure best-in-class products for our clients, with the end goal of removing the most harmful pathogens from the food system,” said Bodner.

 

The Certus System will be commercially available in June 2018 and will feature a simple workflow, Bio-Lock safety components and real-time monitoring for rapid results.

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The National Provisioner 1-30-18

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CERTUS to bring in-house salmonella testing to food processing plants

CERTUS, innovators in food safety technologies, announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay. To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the United States annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer. As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, “All-in one, all in-house.”

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” says CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realize greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock™ tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

For more information, visit http://CertusFoodSafety.com.

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Cleanroom Technology 1-8-18

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CERTUS to develop rapid Environmental Salmonella assay for food producers

The new Salmonella test will use the same Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria.

CERTUS, a provider of food safety technologies, is expanding its rapid food pathogen detection portfolio with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay.

To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the US annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018.

End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer.

As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, all-in-one, all in-house.

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” said CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realise greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted.

The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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Rapid Micro Methods 1-6-18

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CERTUS™ to Bring In-House Salmonella Testing to Food Processing Plants

 

CERTUS™, innovators in food safety technologies, announced the expansion of its rapid food pathogen detection menu with the initiation of research and development of an Environmental Salmonella assay. To address a pathogen which, according to the CDC causes more than one million food-borne illnesses in the United States annually, the new CERTUS Salmonella test will use the same proprietary Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) technology and instrument platform as the company’s CERTUS EL test for Listeria, which is due to launch in early 2018. End-use benefits will similarly include extremely simple workflow, on-site testing capabilities, real-time growth monitoring, immediate alerts upon detection and bio-containment for the safety of the food processor and consumer. As with the CERTUS Listeria assay, the Salmonella test will be, “All-in one, all in-house.”

“CERTUS remains committed to developing tools to help food producers protect consumers from the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” says CERTUS President, John Coomes. “Salmonella continues to plague the food industry in large numbers, so we’re excited to develop an in-house solution for small and mid-sized food processing plants and address a true need in the market. Our customers will realize greater value with the CERTUS system now that they will be able to run both environmental Listeria and Salmonella in the same instrument.”

As with the CERTUS EL test, the CERTUS Salmonella assay is being designed to run in a single enrichment media, homogeneous no wash format. This means that no sample manipulation is required and that the assay tube never has to be opened once the sampling swab is inserted. The assay will be delivered in a Bio-Lock™ tube/cap design that cannot be opened after enrichment begins thus securing the environment from accidental contamination. This feature, combined with the target time-to-result goal of less than 24 hours, enables food producers to move testing on-site for significantly faster results.

Reagent research and development is being conducted in collaboration with CERTUS research partner, Solus Scientific, a UK-based food pathogen assay developer. Solus Scientific is the developer and manufacturer of their own Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli ELISA designed for large volume sample processing. Solus is also the assay development partner for the CERTUS EL assay used in the CERTUS System which is currently seeking AOAC validation.

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