Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that it has entered into a 2-year nonexclusive supply agreement with PURE Bioscience to market PURE’s line of antimicrobial disinfecting and sanitizing processing aids to the food industry.

The agreement with PURE Bioscience expands Roka Bioscience’s reach into the operational environments of food production with environmental and surface disinfectants and processing interventions for pathogen control, complementing the Atlas system for foodborne pathogen testing.

“Roka Bioscience continues to deliver technology-forward solutions to the food industry. With the addition of the PURE Bioscience product line, Roka’s commitment to food safety now extends from the processing floor to the laboratory. We believe that this partnership and our solution approach offer the industry increased control and resolution in pathogen detection and prevention,” says Mary Duseau, CEO of Roka Bioscience.

Hank Lambert, CEO of PURE says, “We are very excited to partner with Roka in offering advanced science in both pathogen detection and elimination to the food industry. Our proven silver dihydrogen citrate-based antimicrobial solutions have been adopted by Chipotle, Taylor Farms, Subway and numerous other food companies for effective pathogen reduction. Partnering with Roka will enable us to extend our solutions to their broad customer portfolio.”