MOCON, Inc. is announcing major enhancements to its ground-breaking GreenLight® rapid microbial detection system. The innovative oxygen sensor vials used with the GreenLight system now feature a 50 percent shelf life increase and a broader storage temperature range.

The APCheck™ vials now offer an 18-month shelf life at storage temperatures ranging from 4 to 40*Celsius. The significance to quality control professionals is that the testing vials will be usable for a longer period of time without investment in costly refrigeration equipment necessary with other methodologies. Additionally, quality control professionals can now store sensors close to the lab operators or even out in the field without the need for controlled environments.

The GreenLight rapid microbial detection system is currently being used in a wide range of applications including food and beverage products.