Expanded Database Advances Identification Capabilities of the DuPont™ RiboPrinter® System

DuPont Qualicon has added more than 1,500 patterns to its RiboPrinter® system database, providing customers with more of the information they need to identify contaminating bacteria in their production environments.

With the DUP 2011 update, the RiboPrinter® System now contains more than 8,500 RiboPrint™ patterns or “fingerprints” of bacteria in its onboard reference database. Many of these new patterns are of significant value to the pharmaceutical sector.

“We are continuously improving our products to meet evolving customer needs,” said Meg Rutherford, product manager, DuPont Qualicon. “In addition to this expanded database, we’ve also optimized many of the reagents and other disposables used with the system for greater efficiency and superior quality.”

The RiboPrinter® system produces a distinct genetic pattern that differentiates the bacteria at or below the strain level. Associated historical data determine where it came from and if it has ever been run on the system before. This enables users, such as pharmaceutical and food companies, public health practitioners and epidemiologists, to map the baseline flora of their facilities and monitor change so they can spot trends, track contaminating events to their source and perform targeted remediation instead of larger production shut downs.


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