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RiboPrinter® System Application Profiles

These stories illustrate how the RiboPrinter® System is helping companies save money and time when bacterial control and elimination of contamination is critical. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.   BAX® System application profiles 

Enterobacter sakazakii has no place in a product as important as infant formula

A producer of infant formula learned that accurate, detailed microbial information from the RiboPrinter® System can be a manufacturer's best tool for combating unwanted organisms.

 

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Drug developers can't leave identification of potentially lethal organisms to chance

When a pharmaceutical company discovered a tough-to-identify organism in their formulation for a new asthma inhaler, their only choice was to halt the trials until definite answers could be found. The RiboPrinter® System had those answers.

 

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Product quality's hidden opponents might be easier to beat than ever before

When spoilage organisms such as Bacillus are to blame for problems in food and pharmaceutical ingredients, a genetic fingerprint produced by the RiboPrinter®  System can be used to track down the source of contamination.

 

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Unless it has been assigned by reproducible, definitive DNA typing, the organism might have the wrong name tag

A study used genetic fingerprinting by the RiboPrinter®  System to show the variability variability of biochemical results between labs and confirm the reproducibility of the RiboPrinter® System.

 

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Shades of a mystery organism: Appearance can fool a lab, but genetic fingerprints won't

Organisms can look different depending on their environment and fool even expert eyes. They cannot, however, fool genetics-based tests. This pharmaceutical company used the RiboPrinter®  System to help rid its product of an unwanted organism and resume production.

 

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Your lab staff has enough to manage without the confusion of cross contamination

The quality control laboratory of a food processing facility used the RiboPrinter® System to identify a suspected Salmonella strain and determine where it had come from in a matter of hours. 

 

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Finding the source of a tiny organism may save your company from a large-scale shutdown

A food processing plant used the RiboPrinter® System to characterize bacteria below the species level from several areas of a Staphylococcus contamination and determine which location was the source of the problem.

 

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When your product is implicated in a contamination outbreak, the RiboPrinter® System may be your best ally

The RiboPrinter® System technology allowed investigators of a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak to prove that isolates from food and clinical samples were not the same, exonerating this food manufacturer's product as the causative agent of a patient's Listeriosis.

 

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Understand the source of contamination and target cleanup to prevent persistent contamination incidents

Routine or sporadic contamination of product with bacteria such as Listeria frustrates most food manufacturers. Accurate, reproducible data from the RiboPrinter® System can direct effective decontamination. 

 

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Your pizza topping has L. mono, but we can help you get rid of it - for good

This start-up company used the RiboPrinter® System to determine the true source of Listeria monocytogenes isolated by health inspectors, saving their relationship with valued suppliers.

 

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RiboPrinter® System tracks bad beer to tap contamination

By establishing the microbial profile of beer samples with the RiboPrinter® System before shipments left the brewer's control, this company helped pinpoint the source of Lactobacillus contamination to minimize the problem for customers and save its repuation.

 

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Crop spoilage has a new enemy in the RiboPrinter® System

Maintaining a custom identification library of Pseudomonas strains for the RiboPrinter® System helps a specialist laboratory better prevent outbreaks in the mushroom industry.

 

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RiboPrinter® System proves four popular tests wrong in Salmonella contamination

When four different biochemical tests suggested a Salmonella contamination in meat-and-vegetable salads, the RiboPrinter® System correctly identified the organism as the mimicker Citrobacter freundii and saved the company nearly $350,000 in lost product costs.

 

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Alcon demonstrates the value of accurate information to support clinical trials FDA approval of new drugs

Microbiologists at a company for high-quality eye care products compared the RiboPrinter® System to traditional, biochemical methods and demonstrated the accuracy and dependability of genetics-based testing with the RiboPrinter® System.

 

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Protecting your company by monitoring microbial content of products from suppliers

A producer of ready-to-eat foods used the RiboPrinter® System to  establish a database as a due-diligence defense to monitor high-risk products for Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus.

 

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Brewer discovers two novel beer spoilage species and the best way to profile their microbial environment

Japanese brewers conducted a survival study of Lactobacillus using the RiboPrinter® System and other molecular methodologies. The company now uses information from the RiboPrinter®  System to control costs, target decontamination and manage their inventory. 

 

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Easy, reliable and fast method tracks probiotic strains of Lactobacillus with DNA fingerprinting

A study by a leading research institute demonstrated the ability of the RiboPrinter® System to provide the needed sub-species information on Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, an important probiotic organism. 

 

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Investigating sources of fatal disease in farm animals with the RiboPrinter® System

Using discriminatory strain typing by the DNA-based RiboPrinter® System as part of an investigation of animal listeriosis improves the chances of discovering the contamination source. 

 

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Hospital investigators enlist RiboPrinter® System to discover dangerous bacteria contaminating neonatology unit

Epidemiologists and hospital investigators used the RiboPrinter® System to identify and track the source of septicemia in babies placed in new incubators.

 

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