Product News

Bio-Rad awarded a contract for iQ-Check real-time PCR pathogen detection test kits and the iQ-Check Prep Automation System from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The iQ-Check Vibrio Real-Time PCR Kit detects the three main Vibrio species in raw or undercooked seafood, faster and more accurately than other existing methods.

Bio-Rad's RAPID chromogenic media and MALDI Biotyper® from Bruker are used together by labs to detect the presence of pathogens in food and confirm/identify the organism.

The kit demonstrates optimal performance against strict validation standards and has been designated as an Official Method of Analysis by AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has joined the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, combining advanced genomics with new informatics tools to observe microbial communities in food and detect hazards in the food supply chain that can threaten safety.
Bio-Rad Laboratories will complete a business systems update on July 6. Impacts to business operations will be minimal, but North American customers should note that Bio-Rad will not ship products from July 1–July 5; shipping will resume on July 6. New customer account numbers and other changes to customer-facing data formats will also be implemented on this date.

QC Laboratories, an independent food testing laboratory, adopts Bio-Rad’s iQ-Check Prep Automation Solution because of its superior accuracy, time efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

Designed for use with the full range of Bio-Rad’s validated real-time PCR food pathogen detection kits, this automated liquid handling platform for high-throughput sample preparation performs hands-free DNA extraction and PCR plate setup for pathogen testing.
Bio-Rad provides iQ-Check™ Cronobacter spp. Kit, a rapid and simple qualitative test suitable for infant formulas and environmental samples