Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow® Diagnostic Tests to be Distributed by New Zealand Medical and Scientific Ltd.
October 6, 2014 • Press Release
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life-sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the food and beverage industries, announced today that its first-in-class Veriflow® assays will be distributed in New Zealand by New Zealand Medical and Scientific Ltd. (NZMS).
NZMS, based in Auckland, sells products for wide-ranging medical and scientific applications. Under the agreement with Invisible Sentinel, NZMS will distribute the entire suite of Veriflow® products to the New Zealand market including customers in the food and beverage industries.
Nick Siciliano, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Invisible Sentinel, commented: “Having achieved market share in North America, we are now entering international markets as well. We intend to grow our business both by applying the versatility of Veriflow® technology for additional applications and by expanding our geographic reach. We’re pleased to be working with NZMS as they have established themselves as a leading provider of diagnostics to the food and beverage industries in New Zealand.”
Katherine Campbell, the Scientific Division Manager for NZMS added, “The innovation of Veriflow® diagnostics fits well with our commitment to providing food processors and laboratories with products that offer faster results and greater convenience.”
NZMS will make available in New Zealand the current Invisible Sentinel product line of assays to detect food pathogens: Veriflow® LS for Listeria species, Veriflow® SS for Salmonella species, Veriflow® CA for Campylobacter, and Veriflow® LM for Listeria monocytogenes. Veriflow® LM assays for Escherichia coli (E. coli) 0157:H7 and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are pending approval by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
In addition, NZMS will sell Veriflow® BRETT, Invisible Sentinel’s assay to measure levels of the wine-spoilage microbe Brettanomyces bruxellensis.
For customers outside New Zealand Veriflow® assays are available directly from Invisible Sentinel. For ordering information or quotations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Invisible Sentinel customer-service team at 215-966-6118.
In keeping with the plan for geographic expansion, Invisible Sentinel recently announced a separate agreement whereby Veriflow® BRETT will be distributed in Italy. Further application of Veriflow® technology continues with the development of an assay to detect spoilage microbes in beer.
About Invisible Sentinel
Invisible Sentinel is the inventor of Veriflow® technology, a patented, molecular flow-based technology that draws from the company’s core competencies in molecular diagnostics, antibody design, and immunoassays. Veriflow® test kits are finding applications across multiple industries. Invisible Sentinel helps the food industry to detect foodborne pathogens. The company works with winemakers and beer artisans to cost-effectively improve the quality of their products. And it can apply Veriflow® technology to challenges in other industries, too, designing custom solutions for healthcare, veterinary services, biodefense, and environmental testing. Each solution is specific, but each retains the inherent advantages of Veriflow® technology—it’s simple, accessible, and affordable.
For further information, please visit invisiblesentinel.com.
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