New Test System by Lansing’s Neogen Cuts Food Bacteria Detection Time in Half

Neogen Corp. in Lansing today launched an advanced test system that automatically detects microorganisms like yeast and mold in less than half the time of traditional testing methods.
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Neogen Corp.’s Soleris Next Generation system
Neogen Corp.’s Soleris Next Generation can detect microorganisms faster than traditional testing methods. // Photo courtesy of Neogen Corp.

Neogen Corp. in Lansing today launched an advanced test system that automatically detects microorganisms like yeast and mold in less than half the time of traditional testing methods.

Neogen’s new Soleris Next Generation (NG) can rapidly detect and enumerate a wide variety of microorganisms that can threaten the safety and quality of food and other consumer products.

For example, Soleris NG can detect and enumerate yeast and mold in a sample in 48 hours, as compared to the three to five days needed for traditional methods, and detects Alicyclobacillus, a bacterium of particular concern to the fruit juice industry, in 48 hours, compared to the five days of other methods.

“Our improved system to detect microorganisms makes it even quicker and easier for our customers to test their products and environment — and even easier to protect their customers,” said John Adent, Neogen’s president and CEO at Neogen.

“Our customers can now use a single automated system to screen consumer product and environmental samples for the presence of microorganisms — greatly simplifying that process. This important new system can be used to test for the microorganisms of most concern to the food, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and cannabis industries.”

Soleris NG offers all the features, benefits, and ease of use of the previous generations of the company’s automated microbial testing system, and adds enhanced hardware and software to make producing, analyzing and auditing test results even easier.

The Soleris NG system provides accurate and rapid microbiological answers in a complete system approach. The system features 32-vial incubating drawers integrated with a secure software package, and each ready-to-use vial rapidly and independently detects the presence or absence of microorganisms.

The advanced Soleris NG system is validated using United States Pharmacopeia methodology to test numerous sample types, including nutraceuticals, cosmetics and cannabis products. In addition, the Soleris vials have earned multiple AOAC validations and MicroVal certifications, which allows the Soleris NG system to provide proven testing solutions all along the food and consumer goods production cycle.

Available Soleris tests include: total viable count, yeast and mold, coliforms, E. coli, Enterobacteriaceae, Alicyclobacillus, and many more. Applications for the system include spoilage flora analysis, sterility testing, shelf-life prediction, the testing of raw materials and finished products, and others. To learn more about the new system, visit www.neogen.com.

Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns.

Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in worldwide biosecurity products, animal genomics testing, and the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal health care products, including diagnostics and veterinary instruments.

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