USANeogen Corporation, a leading food safety solutions provider, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Neogen Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella Enteritidis/Salmonella Typhimurium (MDA2SEST).

According to Neogen, this cutting-edge product marks a significant advancement in pathogen testing technology, specifically tailored to meet the demanding needs of the poultry industry.

Designed to enhance food safety programs, the MDA2SEST assay offers rapid and precise detection of two prominent Salmonella serotypes: Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and Salmonella Typhimurium (ST), including the monophasic variant.

These serotypes are known pathogens linked to Salmonella outbreaks, underscoring the critical importance of their accurate detection in poultry samples.

John Adent, President and CEO of Neogen, emphasized the transformative capabilities of the MDA2SEST assay.

“This isothermal molecular assay overcomes certain limitations of existing solutions, such as traditional serology and PCR-based methods, with improved accuracy, reduced time to results, and a streamlined workflow that provides increased productivity and unparalleled ease of use,” he said.

The MDA2SEST assay has undergone rigorous validation and certification processes, including approval by the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested Methods (PTM) Program.

With PTM Certification No. 122302, the assay meets the highest standards for performance and reliability, providing users with confidence in its effectiveness.

Comprehensive pathogen testing

Neogen’s Molecular Detection System platform, powered by advanced technologies such as isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection, is deployed across more than 40 countries. This expansive reach ensures that food processors, regulatory bodies, and testing laboratories worldwide have access to state-of-the-art pathogen detection solutions.

The launch of the MDA2SEST assay further expands Neogen’s portfolio of molecular tests, which already includes assays for Salmonella, E. coli O157 (including H7), Listeria and Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter, STEC gene screen (stx and eae), and Cronobacter.

The company recently marked 40 years of its dry-film plate technology, Petrifilm. Petrifilm eliminates the need for traditional agar preparation, saving time and offering consistent, uniform testing media.

“Forty years later, Petrifilm has become one of the world’s most trusted tests, with over 2.85 billion plates used across more than 60 countries, earning 105+ global validations, certifications, and recognitions,” said Neogen.

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