Navigation Links
Celsis Introduces ReACT(TM) RNA-Based Microbial Detection Assays
Date:3/27/2009

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 definitively detects the presence or absence of microbial organisms in 18-24 hours instead of the typical 3-5 days for microbial limits testing. The same primary system has also been proven successful in equaling the traditional 14-day sterility test in less than half the time. Following a positive result on the Celsis primary system, the new Celsis ReACT assays use Celsis' existing instrument platform to provide rapid, actionable intelligence and secondary analysis within 2 hours.

"Celsis ReACT offers our customers the speed, simplicity and reliability of Celsis Rapid Detection systems combined with the precision of advanced molecular biology," said Lori Daane, Ph.D., a microbiologist and vice president of scientific affairs and customer service for Celsis Rapid Detection. The industry's easiest-to-use RNA system, Celsis ReACT uses simple protocols with user-friendly, color-coded steps. Basic measuring and pipetting skills are all that's required technically, and the Celsis system provides fast, clear results in two hours. With minimal training, existing customers can immediately adopt this new RNA-based testing system and begin to realize the benefits of fast, definitive results.

For more information about Celsis ReACT, visit www.celsis.com/react or contact Celsis Rapid Detection at +1 312 476 1282.

About Celsis Rapid Detection Systems

Celsis Rapid Detection systems provide significant economic value to manufacturers by significantly reducing the time required to test and release raw materials, in-process solutions and finished goods to market. Pharmaceutical and consumer products manufacturers using Celsis systems realize improved cash flow and reduce their inventory and working-capital requirements, while ensuring quality and increased responsiveness throughout the supply chain.

About Celsis International plc

Celsis International plc is a leading international provider of innovative life science products and laboratory services to the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. Each Celsis division delivers substantial time and cost savings to its customers while ensuring product quality and safety for consumers. Celsis' extensive client base includes many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (CEL.L).


'/>"/>
SOURCE Celsis
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Celsis In Vitro Technologies and Promega to Offer Fast, Reliable Solutions for ADME-Tox Testing With Primary Hepatocytes
2. Celsis Launches RapiScreen(TM) Beverage Microbial Screening System
3. Celsis Receives Frost & Sullivan 2008 Best Practices Award
4. PHARMORX Security Introduces New Technology Solutions for Counterfeiting, Grey Market Diversion, Track & Trace
5. DNA2.0 Introduces Freedom of Expression With a New Family of Bacterial Expression Vect:ors
6. Lumenis(R) Introduces Cost-Saving Innovations at the 2009 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting
7. GeneCopoeia Introduces Genome-Wide MicroRNA (miRNA) Functional Analysis Tools
8. Video: Schering-Plough Introduces AFRIN(R) PureSea(TM): A Natural, Gentle Nasal Rinse From the Seas of Northern France
9. Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) LentiPlex(TM) Pooled shRNA Libraries to Enable Rapid Whole Genome Screening in Primary Cells, Stem Cells or Tumor Cells
10. MaxCyte Introduces the GT(TM) Flow Transfection System for Application with Autologous and Allogeneic Stem Cell Therapies
11. Max Muscle Introduces First-Ever Probiotics Protein Bar
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use ... with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your ... on digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... Disappearing ... taking the lives of over 5.5 million people each year. Especially those living in ... greenovative startup Treepex - based in one of the most pollution-affected countries globally - ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... San Diego-based team building ... corporate rebranding initiative announced today. The bold new look is part of a ... company moves into a significant growth period. , It will also expand its service ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/30/2017)... The research team of The Hong Kong ... identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching ... and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration control, security ... ... A research team led by ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  higi, the health IT ... North America , today announced a ... the acquisition of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition ... of tools to transform population health activities through the ... data. higi collects and secures data today ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017  Catholic Health Services (CHS) has been ... (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage 6 on the ... In addition, CHS previously earned a place in ... electronic medical record (EMR). "HIMSS Analytics ... EMR usage in an outpatient setting.  This recognition ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):