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Neogen unveils automated feeder to improve lab efficiency in food safety testing
Rafaela Sousa

Rafaela Sousa

3 July 2024

Neogen unveils automated feeder to improve lab efficiency in food safety testing

Neogen, a US-based company focused on food safety solutions, has launched the Petrifilm Automated Feeder, aiming to streamline operations in high-volume food safety testing labs.


This new system integrates with existing Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced equipment to streamline microbial test processing in labs. It automates plate feeding and enumeration, handling up to 300 Petrifilm Plates in 33 minutes. This system ensures consistent colony counting, enhances lab productivity, and seamlessly integrates with existing workflows and systems.


The system targets high-volume food safety testing labs that conduct over 100,000 quality indicator tests annually. Neogen's automation eliminates the manual loading of plates into the reader and the need to count and record initial results. This machine increases lab capacity, enabling technicians to allocate more time to data analysis.


Neogen's Petrifilm Automated Feeder

Neogen integrates hardware, software and AI systems to provide an "end-to-end" testing solution. The feeder and Petrifilm Plate Reader Advanced together address challenges such as technician turnover, human error and extensive training for new staff in labs. This integration enables teams to prioritise high-value tasks while automating routine processes.


John Adent, president and CEO of Neogen, said: "This introduction is the latest step in the history of Petrifilm innovation to help make labs more efficient and productive. By reducing the time burden on technician staff, Neogen is helping labs evolve and efficiently meet growing demands and to deliver safe, high-quality food, while meeting testing requirements for food and ingredients. Neogen is excited to be at the forefront of investments in innovation, microbiology, and food safety to evolve the modern lab."


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