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PathoGenetix selects Sparton to design RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System

FBR Staff Writer Published 04 February 2014

Sparton has been selected by PathoGenetix to design its RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System, which is scheduled for commercial availability in late 2014.

As per the deal, Sparton will provide design for manufacture and pilot production of pre-commercial instruments for the RESOLUTION System.

Pre-commercial units are currently being tested and evaluated by government and food industry partners.

The RESOLUTION System for rapid bacterial identification is being developed for food safety testing in the food industry and in public health foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

It is the first commercial application of PathoGenetix's proprietary Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology and allows pathogen serotype identification and strain typing directly from complex mixtures such as enriched food and clinical samples.

The data provided is comparable to pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), the current gold standard for pathogen typing in foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response.

PathoGenetix Manufacturing director Paul Krassnoff said, "We are thrilled to be working with Sparton as our contract manufacturing organization, and to reach this significant milestone in the commercialization of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System."

Sparton Medical Manufacturing Group vice president Mike Gaul said, "We are proud to partner with PathoGenetix on the RESOLUTION System and bring our experience in design and development to benefit this novel technology."

PathoGenetix is a developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing.