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Roka Bioscience Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay Expands Food Safety Testing Offering with Complete Solution for Listeria

Assay runs on the Atlas System, an innovative, fully automated instrument for food pathogen detection

WARREN, N.J., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience announced today that its Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay ("Atlas LmG2 assay") has received AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI). The independent laboratory study testing was conducted by Silliker, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third-party evaluation and validation processes.

Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay

The Atlas LmG2 assay is approved for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes from 25 g food samples and an environmental surface after a 24 hour enrichment. Additionally, the assay is approved for 125 g food samples utilizing a single, 44 hour enrichment step.

Combining our Atlas LmG2 assay with our existing Listeria spp. assay completes Roka's Listeria testing solution and augments our product portfolio that now includes Listeria spp., Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7 and STEC.

Roka Bioscience

Roka Bioscience is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing advanced testing solutions for the food safety testing market. Our Atlas Detection Assays incorporate our advanced molecular technologies and are performed on our "sample-in, result-out" Atlas System that automates all aspects of molecular diagnostic testing on a single, integrated platform. The Atlas System and Detection Assays are designed to provide our customers with accurate and rapid test results with reduced labor costs and improved laboratory efficiencies. For more information, visit www.rokabio.com.

About AOAC-RI

The AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) that administers AOAC's conformity assessment, including the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM program. AOAC is a globally recognized, independent, not-for-profit standards developing association founded in 1884. AOAC serves the analytical community by engaging industry stakeholders to develop voluntary consensus standards for methods and providing analytical methods that demonstrate confidence in analytical results. For more information on the AOAC-RI and AOAC, visit the AOAC website at www.aoac.org.

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