Rapid, actionable intelligence in 2 hours
CHICAGO, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsis International plc (LSE: CEL.L), a global leader in rapid microbial detection solutions for industry, today announces the launch of Celsis ReACT(TM), the first easy-to-use RNA-based assay for detecting objectionable organisms quickly and definitively without the need for expensive equipment or specialized training.
Manufacturers of pharmaceutical, beauty and home care products using Celsis Rapid Detection systems for their primary screening of raw materials, in-process and finished goods can now utilize this new RNA-based assay to obtain a fast, 2-hour result on samples that test positive for microbial contamination. Celsis ReACT assays use proprietary selections of ribosomal RNA sequences to confirm or to rule out the presence of Gram-negative organisms, Staph. aureus, yeast and mold, and can be customized for facility-specific or wild strain organisms.
"Serious contamination events, while somewhat rare, do happen. When they occur they can cost companies hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars," explained Jay LeCoque, Celsis CEO. "We developed Celsis ReACT for our customers who have asked for a way to quickly and easily determine if they have an objectionable organism, so they can minimize the financial impact to their operations and bottom line."
The faster a company can confirm that a sample has been contaminated by an objectionable organism, the faster the contaminated batch can be stopped before it reaches the production line or, even worse, is released for sale. In addition, a faster reaction means fewer potentially contaminated additional batches will be produced, thus significantly reducing the financial impact of lost product and product disposal.
Celsis customers will be able to use Celsis ReACT following the primary Celsis AKuScreen(TM) assay, which definitivel
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