Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens will be exhibiting and presenting at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). The convention will take place January 31 through February 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. IPPE is the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries. Roka Bioscience will be exhibiting at booth B8168 and will also be presenting a TECH Talk on the topic of Effectiveness of Feed Interventions Strategies on Thursday February 2nd at 11 am -11:20 am in C1305.

Lisa Leier-McHugh of Roka Bioscience and TJ Gaydos of Phileo-Lesaffre will be presenting the session titled The Application of Rapid Turnaround of a Semi-quantitative Non-Culture Based Testing Method to Monitor the Effectiveness in Live Flock Feed Interventions. The presentation will describe the advantages to utilizing a rapid molecular quantitation method for Salmonella to monitor the effectiveness feed intervention strategies in live flocks.

"Controlling and managing Salmonella is increasingly being pushed down the production chain into live growth environments. Rapidly measuring and monitoring Salmonella load as a risk indicator at flock harvest can be very useful data to convey to buyers," says Lisa Leier-McHugh business development manager, Roka Bioscience.

"When selecting a testing modality for any pathogen it is important to consider accuracy, precision, cost effectiveness, and turn-around time. The faster you have a reliable result, the faster you can make an informed decision," says TJ Gaydos, poultry technical service manager, Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care. 

For more information, visit the Roka booth during the show. You may also request a copy of the presentation by visiting Roka’s IPPE Tech Talk Page.