PerkinElmer debuts IndiScope for faster, precise milk analysis

U.S – PerkinElmer, Inc., an American global corporation focused in the business areas of diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing, has launched the IndiScope raw milk analysis solution designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers.

Based on PerkinElmer’s Spectrum TwoFT-IR, the IndiScope solution is designed for low maintenance and ease of use including the pre-calibrated instrument with pre-defined methods, built-in software for easy integration with other systems and PerkinElmer consumables.

With the IndiScope solution, milk collection stations can quickly and easily test milk’s composition for fat and protein levels and detect adulterants such as water, maltodextrin and urea. Results are delivered in under 30 seconds, enabling up to 400 samples to be processed daily.

“Global consumers are increasingly demanding higher quality, purer dairy products and, in turn, regulators around the world are working to improve the quality and safety of the milk supply chain. Having easy to use, affordable and powerful testing technologies that start earlier in the milk and dairy product cycle will help. That's what the IndiScope solution is all about and we're excited to demonstrate the benefits of this new technology and other food testing innovations to customers and other key players in the food testing ecosystem in our new virtual reality demo environment.”

Greg Sears, VP and GM of Food, PerkinElmer Tweet

Featuring a touch screen interface, the system requires minimal training and helps reduce human error. The solution’s workflow meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Dairy Federation (IDF) and Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) guidance for testing repeatability and data can be saved via built-in USB ports or exported to a PC. With FT-IR optics hermetically-sealed to keep out dirt, dust and moisture, the rugged IndiScope solution’s design is field-ready. Parts are easily serviced through the instrument’s front end and the solution is economical to operate.

The IndiScope solution belongs to PerkinElmer’s instrument, software, consumables and service line-up for dairy producers and processors and is part of PerkinElmer’s extensive food analysis portfolio spanning grain, seafood, meat, produce and cannabis testing workflows.

The company has also launched the PerkinElmer Virtual Reality (‘VR’) Demo Center of Excellence for Food Testing, to help customers experience the IndiScope solution’s streamlined workflow first-hand and without having to leave their farm, bench or desk. In this immersive environment customers can operate the simple IndiScope workflow to interact with the instrument, run samples and see results.

PerkinElmer enables scientists, researchers, and clinicians to address their most critical challenges across science and healthcare. The Company reported revenue of approximately US$3.8 billion in 2020, serves customers in 190 countries, and is a component of the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) index, a stock market index tracking the performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.

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