Pathotrak’s Next Generation Enrichment Technology

In food safety even more than elsewhere, time is money.

The bottleneck for faster food safety testing in the lab is the sample preparation step known as enrichment. During enrichment, the food sample is mixed with bacterial nutrients and incubated for at least 22 hours to allow the number of bacteria to increase to detectable levels. Rapid detection using molecular methods such as qPCR adds 1-2 hours of testing time, bringing the total time to results to 24 hours.

Our AOAC-accredited Next-Generation Enrichment system meets and exceeds the requirements of FDA and USDA regulations while providing the fastest time-to-results in the industry, reducing TAT by up to 90% for substantial savings to both labs and producers.

Our technology is a paradigm shift in food safety, saving potential billions of dollars in recalls and reducing the holding costs of food production. Moreover, getting product to retailer’s shelves a day earlier can reduce food waste up to 50%, resulting in potential annual savings of trillions of gallons of water and yearly reductions of billions of pounds of greenhouse gasses.

Pathotrak’s rapid solution replaces the traditional 22-hour enrichment and integrates with the detection system of your choice. Our process consists of a short sample incubation followed by microbial separation and concentration. These steps are based on Pathotrak’s patent-pending breakthroughs in microfiltration, elutriation, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and nano-filtration technology.

AOAC Accreditation

Pathotrak has made history! As of February 25th, 2022 Pathotrak’s first product has been certified by the AOAC as the first technology to deliver pathogen detection for leafy greens in less than an 8-hour shift. AOAC certified that our method is equivalent to the 3-4 day FDA standard method. Click here to view the certificate.