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PathoGenetix Hires Food Safety Testing Expert John W. Czajka as Vice President of Business Development
Date:12/12/2012

ster outbreak investigations, and that means safer food, fewer foodborne illnesses, and subsequently fewer deaths.”

Genome Sequence Scanning utilizes an automated system that extracts and analyzes microbial DNA from enriched food or clinical samples to confirm and characterize foodborne pathogens. The strain information provided is comparable to pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), the current gold standard for food pathogen typing in outbreak investigations. Yet, because GSS does not require a cultured isolate, it is compatible with sample preparation protocols that are often used with the newer, rapid detection methods that are increasingly in use in clinical and food safety testing laboratories. Its automated platform and simplified protocol require minimal training and ensure consistent, accurate results.

About PathoGenetix, Inc.
PathoGenetix, Inc., is a commercial-stage developer of a rapid, single-molecule analysis technology for bacterial strain typing and identification. Proprietary Genome Sequence Scanning™ (GSS™) is a breakthrough in microbial identification that works directly from complex samples and provides results in just four hours—days faster than current microbiological identification methods. The simplified protocol and automated platform require minimal training and ensure consistent results. PathoGenetix is currently developing a compact, benchtop GSS system for use in food safety testing and outbreak investigation, which will be available in 2013. Learn more at http://www.pathogenetix.com

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