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PolySkope Labs receives AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) Approval for Revolutionary Multiplex Food Pathogen Testing Kits and Enrichment Medium

PolySkope Labs announced today that it has received AOAC Research Institute's 
Performance Tested Method(SM) Certification for its revolutionary PolySkope 1.0 
modular, multiplex pathogen detection kits (Certification # 041801). This 
initial approval certifies that PolySkope 1.0 is equivalent to standard 
reference methods for the detection of all target pathogens in Ready-to-Eat 
(RTE) deli turkey, raw ground beef, fresh spinach, and stainless steel 
environmental surfaces. PolySkope 1.0 can now be used by ISO 17025 accredited 
labs in the U.S. and certain international markets.

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PolySkope 1.0 is the first certified multiplex method in history for the 
individual or simultaneous detection of Shiga Toxin producing E. coli 
(including serotype O157:H7), Salmonella species, and Listeria monocytogenes.  
Co-enrichment of one to three pathogens is done using PolySkope's novel, 
proprietary Multiplex Enrichment Media (PMEM).

PolySkope 1.0 is a game changer for the food testing industry that eliminates 
the use of multiple protocols by providing a single, simple protocol for 
detection of 1, 2, or all 3 pathogens. This results in a 3-fold reduction of 
workflow, labor, logistics, materials, inventory, training, footprint, 
equipment and regulatory complexities. This makes PolySkope the ultimate tool 
for compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) testing requirements.

PolySkope's single protocol and universal enrichment medium also reduce 
environmental impact by eliminating two-thirds of disposables and by saving 
energy by eliminating the need to run multiple incubators at different 
temperatures. High-throughput facilities can realize a 0.74 metric ton 
reduction in plastic waste and 0.61 metric ton reduction in CO2 generated 
annually (for 100 tests daily).

PolySkope 1.0 was certified on Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems 
QuantStudio(TM) 5 Real-Time PCR system. This high-throughput 96-well instrument 
is placed in PolySkope customer labs free of charge, with minimum orders, with 
maintenance and service performed directly by Thermo Fisher.

PolySkope's CSO, Dr. Michael Centola, stated "The PolySkope flexible multiplex 
is the ultimate pathogen testing tool for high-throughput labs, reducing the 
material and non-material testing costs. The QuantStudio(TM) 5 platform brings 
additional efficiencies for customers with satellite labs, chief among them 
remote run and data analysis on instruments from any PC, tablet or smart phone. 
Centralized real-time monitoring and data analysis further simplifies workflow, 
improves efficiency, and reduces the need to maintain redundant specialized 
analytical personnel at every facility." 

PolySkope will be adding food matrices and targets to its PTM certification 
throughout 2018 based on customer requirements. European availability is 
scheduled for mid-2019.

About PolySkope Labs
PolySkope was founded in 2011 by an experienced group of scientists, led by Dr. 
Michael Centola, with the singular goal of translating multiplex testing 
technologies into simple, cost-saving, and environmentally friendly food safety 
solutions. 

AOAC Performance Tested Method(SM) Approval Certificate
http://www.aoac.org/aoac_prod_imis/AOAC_Docs/RI/18PTM/18C_041801_PolyMultiPath.pdf

Visit http://polyskopelabs.com for information and ordering
Contact:Cyrus Zegrati 
+1 405-633-0540
cyrus@polyskopelabs.com

SOURCE: PolySkope Labs