With the Hunter system, we are now able to bring point-of-need, top quality real-time PCR system to geographies and organizations who can most benefit from rapid detection, accuracy and affordability," said W. Ross Newland, Vice President International for InstantLabs.
"A large and growing selection of our patented chemistry-ready disposable assay cartridges are available to screen for Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria and other common and problematic foodborne pathogens."
In addition to screening for foodborne pathogens, other potential applications for the Hunter system include disease screening (e.g. for tuberculosis) at ports of entry, and measuring toxins and bacteria levels in water.
Municipal authorities, health entities and food companies can utilize the Hunter system to rapidly and accurately conduct pathogen testing and reporting, without typical waiting times associated with central reference laboratories.
also noted that InstantLabs
has interest in partnership agreements with local scientific institutions and reference laboratories, based on specific RT-PCR tests for the food and human pathogens that constitute the biggest challenges in the region.
W. Ross Newland