Invisible Sentinel and Victory Brewing Company Enter the Final Validation Phase of Veriflow ‘brewPAL’ with Support of Four Additional Award-Winning Breweries
January 20, 2015 • Press Release
Philadelphia, PA – Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a global molecular solutions company providing first-in-class detection tools to advance quality processes, announces initiation of the final validation phase of Veriflow® brewPAL, which follows the successful development of this groundbreaking product for the brewing industry.
Developed in conjunction with Victory Brewing Company, Veriflow® brewPAL is the first product that provides same-day detection for the presence of Pediococcus and Lactobacillus species throughout the brewing process. This novel technology provides onsite detection and quantification of these microbes and reduces time-to-results from several days to less than three hours. Timely detection using Veriflow® brewPAL can prevent spoilage, preserve integrity and transform brewing quality control processes from reactive to preventive.
“We think this product will change the entire landscape, impacting the way brewers make informed decisions about their most coveted asset – the beer,” said Adam Bartles, Victory’s Director of Brewery Operations, following onsite validation at Victory’s state-of-the-art Parkesburg facility.
Invisible Sentinel and Victory are also excited to announce the addition of four new partners to complete the validation phase: Yards Brewing Company (Philadelphia, PA), Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, PA), Russian River Brewing Company (Santa Rosa, CA), and Kettlehouse Brewing Company (Missoula, MT).
These award-winning breweries offer popular selections of craft beers, such as Yards Philly Pale Ale, Weyerbacher’s Merry Monks, Russian River’s Pliny the Younger, and Kettlehouse’s Cold Smoke Scotch Ale. This diverse group is focused on next generation technology solutions to support business growth and protect the quality of their brands.
“We are thrilled to be working with these esteemed craft breweries,” said Nick Siciliano, Invisible Sentinel’s Chief Executive Officer. “Their collective insight regarding the implementation of Veriflow® brewPAL at their respective facilities will verify the utility and value of our technology.”
Veriflow® brewPAL is ultra-sensitive and user-friendly, allowing brewers to cost-effectively protect the quality of their products. “The test protocol was even easier than we imagined and, as we grow, this is going to be a crucial part of maintaining the integrity of our brews,” said Zach Miller, Victory’s Quality Assurance Technician.
“The feedback from Victory has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to successful implementation at our new partners’ breweries,” Siciliano added. “We anticipate a global commercial launch of Veriflow® brewPAL in early spring.”
About Invisible Sentinel
Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a global molecular solutions company based in Philadelphia, PA, is dedicated to providing first-in-class microbial detection tools. The Company’s core technology, Veriflow®, is a patented, molecular flow-based technology that integrates molecular diagnostics, antibody design, and immunoassays. Veriflow® technology is currently applied across multiple industries including food safety and beverage quality. The Company is exploring solutions in other industries, such as healthcare, veterinary services, biodefense, and environmental testing. Each solution requires specific design elements, but retains the inherent advantages of Veriflow®, technology: simplicity, accessibility, and affordability. For more information, visit http://invisiblesentinel.com/.
About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, who met on a school bus in 1973, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. In addition to the original Downingtown brewery and brewpub, Victory recently opened a second state-of-the-art brewery in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania to expand production capabilities and serve fans of fully flavored beers in 34 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. Visit www.victorybeer.com.