DoD Lab Adopts Pathogen Detection System

Roka Bioscience announced that its Atlas System will be used by the Department of Defense Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Roka Bioscience announced the Department of Defense's Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio has adopted its Atlas System, along with the Atlas Listeria Detection Assay and the Atlas Salmonella Detection Assay for high-volume sample testing for Listeria and Salmonella in foods that are provided to U.S. armed forces around the world.

The Atlas System is an automated molecular instrument using a three-step procedure—Enrich, Transfer, Automate—for pathogen detection. Roka’s announcement said it can process more than 300 samples in eight hours.

"We are honored that the Department of Defense has chosen the Atlas System for its food safety testing," said Paul Thomas, CEO and president of Roka Bioscience, which is based in Warren, N.J. "With its high-throughput capabilities, accurate results, and unique technology, the Atlas System is ready for the important task of ensuring the food safety of our U.S. troops domestically and overseas."

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