Lansing’s Neogen Corp. has signed a development and licensing agreement with Virginia’s Corvium Inc. that will offer Neogen’s customers exclusive access to an enhanced version of Corvium’s CONTROL-PRO food risk intelligence platform.
To be marketed under the Neogen Analytics brand, the platform will enable Neogen customers to automate food safety workflows and monitor and analyze food risk data generated by the company’s food safety diagnostic products.
“Providing rapid, accurate test results with Neogen’s food safety diagnostics is only the first step in a company’s overall food safety program,” says John Adent, CEO of Neogen. “Effective food safety programs also feature the ability to rapidly respond to adverse test results as well as identify troublesome trends in their facilities. Our new Neogen Analytics platform will allow our customers to easily do both.”
The platform allows food processors and producers access to their data to create a holistic picture around areas of risk that can guide operational decisions. Its aggregates and analyzes risk and quality data generated during food production and distribution, helping to prevent pathogenic contamination, comply with federal regulations and internal safety and quality programs, reduce food safety risks and costs, and reduce food waste.
“The advancement of food safety technology is accelerating as companies are demanding greater value from their microbiological and environmental data for use in improved preventative controls and predictive analytics,” says Jeff Swartz, CEO of Corvium. “Neogen is one of the most respected and advanced organizations in the world of food safety with a diverse set of global customers and diagnostic solutions. We are excited at the opportunity to combine our platform and analytics capabilities to help their customers reduce food risk and improve quality using their unique diagnostic solutions and data assets.”
Neogen Corp. develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. Its 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. Its animal safety division is a leader in the development of animal genomics as well as the manufacturing and distributing of animal health care products.