bioMérieux has announced its new GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™, the only assay of its kind to simultaneously detect both Salmonella and Listeria from environmental swabbing, including PCR confirmation. The solution provides cost savings, laboratory waste reduction, and a streamlined workflow to empower rapid and effective quality decisions.

Salmonella and Listeria workflows and assays currently available on the market consist of separate enrichments. With GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™, users can test environments for both Salmonella and Listeria through one swab, one enrichment, and one sample prep, improving overall sampling efficiencies and sustainability.

GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™ is designed to empower rapid and effective quality decisions with a best-in-class workflow that eliminates cumbersome DNA purification steps and reduces hands-on time.

The solution is an AOAC Performance Tested Method and can be applied across food industry verticals with applications including, but not limited to: dairy, dry fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, nutraceuticals, and multicomponent products (e.g., ready-to-eat meals).

The GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™ assay is the result of bioMérieux's xPRO program, which is an innovation engine within bioMérieux that partners directly with industry leaders to rapidly develop, validate, and commercialize cutting edge molecular assay to respond to emerging needs and provide solutions for new markets.

GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™ is bioMérieux’s latest food safety innovation, following the debut of GENE-UP® QUANT Salmonella, which was awarded as the method of choice for Salmonella enumeration in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) laboratories.

GENE-UP® ENVIROPRO™ is now available for implementation.