bioMérieux has had its automated test for the detection of salmonella species granted Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) approval on food products and environmental samples.
The Vidas Up Salmonella (SPT) test received the backing from Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) International, including approval for 375g samples.
AOAC, founded in 1884, is an independent, third-party, nongovernment association of international industry organisations, government agencies, research institutions, and individual scientists. The association is delivering international voluntary consensus standards, Official Methods of Analysis (OMA), Performance Tested Method (PTM) certification, laboratory proficiency testing programs, laboratory accreditation criteria, and scientific information and opportunities. The methods are used globally to promote trade and to facilitate public health and public safety.
Vidas Up Salmonella enables savings in media ancillary materials and labour time, while providing results in as little as 19 hours.
bioMérieux has been working in the field of in vitro diagnostics for 50 years and is present in more than 160 countries through 41 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors. In 2012, revenues reached €1.570 bill. with 87% of sales outside of France.
The company provides diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software) which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Its products are used for diagnosing infectious diseases and providing high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring and cardiovascular emergencies. They are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.