PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 26, 2012 - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced today that it has launched a quick, easy and affordable test for beer-spoilage microorganisms based on its GeneDisc® Rapid Microbiology System.
GeneDisc(R) Plate for Beer-spoilage Bacteria (Photo: Business Wire)
Utilizing real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, Pall’s GeneDisc test provides a fast, reliable and user-friendly detection method to identify typical bacteria that are known to spoil beer. The system yields consistently repeatable results and virtually eliminates operator error. Test results from a beer sample are available after enrichment and DNA isolation within one hour.
"For the first time, the benefits of PCR technology are available to brewers for routine, day-to-day use,” said Jonathan Pratt, president, Pall Food and Beverage. “The new GeneDisc system offers breweries an extremely easy-to-use and rapid test method to better ensure that products at every stage of the production process are free of spoilage organisms."
The Pall GeneDisc system features an exceptionally robust PCR platform combined with ready-to-use GeneDisc test plates. Using the GeneDisc plate for beer-spoilage bacteria, the system simultaneously screens for the presence or absence of 20 critical beer-spoilage bacteria, including the relevant species of Lactobacillus, Megasphaera, Pediococcus and Pectinatus sp. beer-spoilage groups.
With its intuitive touch-screen interface, built-in software and barcode reader, the system enables minimally trained personnel to routinely perform sophisticated biological sample testing for rapid decision-making. The flexible GeneDisc system also helps optimize work flow and offers the capability to process multiple samples simultaneously.
Learn more about the GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System and the Beer Spoilage Plate at the World Brewing Congress, an international gathering of brewing industry professionals, July 28-31, 2012 in Portland, Oregon, booth # 855.
About Pall Food and Beverage
Pall Food and Beverage serves the food and beverage industries with advanced membrane filtration technology and systems engineered for reliability and cost-effectiveness. Innovative filters, which are easy to install and simple to use, allow a cost-effective and well-controlled process operation. Visit us on the Web at www.pall.com/foodandbev.asp.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.