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Sharma N.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Bambusch L.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Le T.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Morey A.,Food Safety Net Services Ltd | And 3 more authors.
Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2014

The InstantLabs® Listeria monocytogenes Food Safety Kit was validated against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) reference method 11290-1 for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species. The matrixes (stainless steel, sealed concrete, ice cream, whole milk, cheddar cheese, raw shrimp, hot dogs, deli turkey, and lettuce) were inoculated with approximately 1 CFU/test portion of L. monocytogenes to generate fractional positives (5-15) in 20 inoculated samples. Enrichments were also fractionally inoculated with L. grayii for side-by-side testing of the Listeria Species Food Safety Kit. Stainless steel and sealed concrete samples were validated using 4 × 4' and 1 × 1' test areas, respectively, and enriched in Buffered Listeria Enrichment Broth (BLEB) at 35 ± 1°C for 22-28 h. All food samples were tested at 25 g and enriched in BLEB at 35 ± 1°C for 24-28 h. All samples were confirmed using the ISO reference method, regardless of initial screen result. The InstantLabs test method performed as well as or better than the reference method for the detection of L. monocytogenes on stainless steel and sealed concrete and in ice cream, whole milk, cheddar cheese, raw shrimp, hot dogs, deli turkey, and lettuce. Inclusivity and exclusivity testing revealed no false negatives and no false positives among the 50 L. monocytogenes serovars and 30 non-L. monocytogenes species examined. The method was shown to be robust when the enrichment times, volumes for DNA extraction, and heat block times were varied.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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BALTIMORE, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation, Inc. (InstantLabs) announced today that it has entered into an agreement for a controlling investment from Angeon Group, LLC (Angeon), an independent, private investment company focused on supporting...


Sharma N.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Bambusch L.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Upadhyay A.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Le T.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation
Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2015

The InstantLabs® E. coli O157 Food Safety Kit was validated against the International Organization for Standardization reference method 16654 for the detection of Escherichia coli O157. The matrixes, raw ground beef, raw beef trim, Romaine lettuce, pasteurized apple juice, and raw ground chicken, were inoculated with appropriate CFU/test portion of E. coli O157 to generate fractional positives (5-15) in 20 inoculated samples. The matrixes were co-inoculated with Salmonella at 2-5 times the level of E. coli O157 to demonstrate the potential for using the same enrichment culture for the detection of multiple organisms. Samples were enriched in prewarmed FASTGRO SE broth at 42 ± 1°C for 10-20 h. All samples were confirmed using the ISO reference method, regardless of initial screen result. The InstantLabs test method performed as well as or better than the reference method for the detection of E. coli O157 in all tested samples. Inclusivity and exclusivity testing revealed no false negatives and no false positives among the 50 E. coli O157 serovars and 30 non-E. coli O157 species examined. Finally, the method was shown to be robust when variations were applied to enrichment time, volume for DNA extraction, and heat block time. © 2015, AOAC International. All rights reserved.


Sharma N.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Bambusch L.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Le T.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Hayman M.,Food Safety Net Services Ltd | Montez S.J.,Food Safety Net Services Ltd
Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2014

The InstantLabs® Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit was validated against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) reference method 6579:2002 for the detection of Salmonella species. The matrixes (unprocessed rolled oats, wheat flour, and oat flour) were inoculated with 1 CFU/test portion of Salmonella to generate fractional positives (5-15) in 20 inoculated samples. The matrixes were co-inoculated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 at 2-5 times the level of Salmonella to demonstrate the potential for using the same enrichment culture in the future to detect of multiple organisms. Samples were validated using 750 g test portion enriched in FASTGRO SE at 42 ± 1°C for 16-20 h. All samples were confirmed using the ISO reference method, regardless of initial screen result. The InstantLabs test method performed as well as or better than the reference method for the detection of Salmonella species in unprocessed rolled oats, wheat flour, and oat flour. Inclusivity and exclusivity testing revealed no false negatives and no false positives among the 100 Salmonella serovars and 30 non-Salmonella species examined. Finally, the method was shown to be robust when variations to enrichment time, DNA extract hold time, and DNA volume were varied (data not shown).


Sharma N.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Bambusch L.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Le T.,InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Morey A.,Food Safety Net Services Ltd | And 2 more authors.
Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2014

The performance of InstantLabs® Salmonella Species Food Safety Kit to detect Salmonella in four food matrixes was validated against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) reference method 6579:2002. The matrixes (raw ground beef, raw chicken breast, raw ground chicken, and lettuce) were inoculated with low levels of Salmonella (<1 CFU/test portion) to generate fractional positives (5-15) in 20 inoculated samples. These matrixes were co-inoculated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 at two to five times the level of Salmonella. Samples were validated using 375 g (meat) or 25 g (lettuce and poultry) test portions enriched in FASTGRO™ SE at 42 ± 1°C for 12 h and 10 h, respectively. All samples were confirmed using the ISO reference method, regardless of initial screen result. The InstantLabs test method was shown to perform as well as or better than the reference method for the detection of Salmonella species in ground beef, chicken breast, ground chicken, and lettuce. Inclusivity and exclusivity testing revealed no false negatives among the 100 Salmonella serovars and no false positives among the 30 non-Salmonella species examined, respectively.


Patent
InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Date: 2016-03-10

At least one nucleic acid from a sulphate-reducing bacterium may be extracted from a sample and may be amplified by a PCR amplification method in the presence of at least one primer to form an amplification product. The primer(s) may include a sequence essentially identical to SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, SEQ ID NO: 8, SEQ ID NO: 9, SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 11, SEQ ID NO: 12, SEQ ID NO: 13, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, and mixtures thereof. A probe may hybridize with the amplification product from the PCR amplification method where the probe includes a sequence essentially identical to SEQ ID NO: 16, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 18, SEQ ID NO: 19, and mixtures thereof.


Trademark
InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Date: 2014-11-18

Polymerase chain reaction reagents for commercial use in molecular species identification for food and cosmetic testing.


Trademark
InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Date: 2012-09-04

Diagnostic apparatus for testing food; Flow cytometers and flow-based analyzers providing cell and particle analysis, detection, or counting for scientific, laboratory, and general research uses. Cytometers for medical diagnostic use; Flow cytometers and flow-based analyzers providing cell and particle analysis, detection, or counting for medical, clinical, medical diagnostic, and therapeutic uses; Instrument and apparatus systems for medical diagnostic uses consisting of flow cytometers, hematology analyzers, sample preparation device, and related data management software sold as a unit.


PubMed | InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2015

The InstantLabs E. coli O157 Food Safety Kit was validated against the International Organization for Standardization reference method 16654 for the detection of Escherichia coli O157. The matrixes, raw ground beef, raw beef trim, Romaine lettuce, pasteurized apple juice, and raw ground chicken, were inoculated with appropriate CFU/test portion of E. coli O157 to generate fractional positives (5-15) in 20 inoculated samples. The matrixes were co-inoculated with Salmonella at 2-5 times the level of E. coli O157 to demonstrate the potential for using the same enrichment culture for the detection of multiple organisms. Samples were enriched in prewarmed FASTGRO SE broth at 421C for 10-20 h. All samples were confirmed using the ISO reference method, regardless of initial screen result. The InstantLabs test method performed as well as or better than the reference method for the detection of E. coli O157 in all tested samples. Inclusivity and exclusivity testing revealed no false negatives and no false positives among the 50 E. coli O157 serovars and 30 non-E. coli O157 species examined. Finally, the method was shown to be robust when variations were applied to enrichment time, volume for DNA extraction, and heat block time.


Patent
Instantlabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation | Date: 2011-08-05

Systems, devices and methods are described herein that are configured for use in the monitoring and detecting of chemical reactions, such as, for example, the monitoring and detection of Polymerase chain reactions (PCR). For example, the systems and devices described herein can be used for accelerated real-time PCR. A fully integrated PCR system is provided that includes a touch screen user interface, eliminating the need for additional computers, keyboards, and related devices. The PCR systems described herein can be network enabled to provide communications between one or more PCR monitoring and detection devices and a central monitoring station. A disposable sample holding device can be placed in the PCR device for testing in an upright vertical orientation, providing improved optical scanning capabilities and rapid heating and cooling capabilities.

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