Key Milestones in DuPont Diagnostics

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2014

New BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for L. monocytogenes Introduced at IAFP

New BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for Genus Listeria Introduced at Food Safety Summit

 

2013

AOAC certifies BAX® System as Performance Tested Method for Detecting STEC

BAX® System STEC suite receives AOAC PTM certification

USDA FSIS adopts BAX(R) System real-time PCR assays for detecting E.coli O157:H7 and STEC

DuPont Thermal Block receives AOAC certification for use with BAX(R) Systems

DuPont Nutrition & Health hosts 12th annual Food Quality Award honoring Taylor Farms

AOAC grants OMA status to BAX® System real-time PCR assay for Salmonella

DuPont Qualicon announces name change to DuPont Nutrition & Health

BAX® System real-time Salmonella assay certified as Performance Tested Method by AOAC-RI

 

2012

USDA issues letter of no objection for BAX(R) System STEC suite

DuPont and Seegene agree to develop new tests for food safety

Hans Kissle wins 11th annual Food Quality Award

 

2011

BAX® System receives FDA equivalency for detecting Salmonella enteritidis in eggs

DUP 2011 expands RiboPrinter(R) System to over 8500 patterns

DuPont Qualicon introduces BAX® System real-time PCR assay for detecting non-O157 STEC

Health Canada approves BAX® System real-time assay for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in beef and trim

Mastronardi Produce Honored at 10th annual Food Quality Award hosted by DuPont Qualicon

 

2010

Wall Street Journal names DuPont Qualicon BAX® System in 2010 Technology Innovation Awards

DuPont Qualicon and USDA ARS collaborate on new test for STEC

BAX® System real-time PCR assay for detecting E. coli O157:H7 certified by AOAC-RI

DuPont Qualicon hosts 9th annual Food Quality Award honoring Michigan Turkey Producers

 

2009

DuPont Qualicon introduces real-time PCR assay for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in beef and produce

BAX® System MP enrichment media approved by AOAC for both E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella testing

BAX® System 24E assays for Genus Listeria and L. monocytogenes receive AOAC-RI certification.

BAX®  System receives Emergency Response Validation (ERV) from AOAC-RI for detecting Salmonella in peanut butter.

BAX® System PCR assay for E. coli O157:H7 MP receives AOAC-RI extension for use with spinach and lettuce.

AOAC-RI certifies BAX® System PCR assay for Genus Listeria 24E for next-day detection in food and environmentals.

AOAC-RI certifies BAX® System real-time PCR Vibrio assay for testing many types of seafood.

DuPont Qualicon hosts the 8th annual Food Quality Award reception honoring winner Fieldale Farms.

BAX® system real-time PCR assay for detecting Vibrio cholerae/parahaemolyticus/vulnificus in seafood is introduced

BAX® system included in AOAC-RI Emergency Response Validation (ERV)-program

DuPont Qualicon acquires license to use Scorpions technology for food testing

BAX® system Salmonella assay certified by AOAC-RI for environmental testing

 

2008

RiboPrinter® system database expanded to more than 6900 patterns

BAX® system approved by government for use in Russia

BAX® system 24E assays for Listeria and L monocytogenes are certified with AFNOR Validation mark

DuPont Qualicon is registered to ISO 9001:2000 standard.

AOAC-RI extends certification of Genus Listeria assay using two-stage enrichment to test food and environmentals.

BAX® System named in People's Republic of China government standard for using PCR to test food imports/exports.

AOAC-RI certifies BAX® system Reverse-Transcriptase PCR assay for detecting Listeria in 8 hours.

DuPont Qualicon sponsors the 7th annual Food Quality award, honoring winner West Liberty Foods, at the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

DuPont Qualicon and USDA ARS collaborate on new real-time test for E. coli O157:H7.

AOAC-RI certifies BAX® system for detecting Staphylococcus aureus.

 

2007

DuPont Qualicon BAX® system selected for food safety monitoring in Beijing in 2008.

AOAC-RI certifies BAX® system for detecting Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari.

A real-time PCR assay for detecting Staphylococcus aureus is introduced for the BAX® system.

DuPont Qualicon sponsors the sixth annual Food Quality award, honoring Hormel Foods Corp at the Food Safety & Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

 

2006

DuPont Qualicon wins Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology award for the BAX® system.

Health Canada validates protocols for using the BAX® system to detect E. coli O157:H7 in fruits, vegetables, dairy and more.

DuPont Qualicon introduces DuPont™ StatMedia™ soluble packets for fast, flexible and easy enrichment preparation.

First real-time PCR assay for the BAX® system Q7 detects Campylobacter jejuni/coli/lari in poultry, providing shorter processing time and quantified results by species.

Brazil announces use of the RiboPrinter® system for its MAPA Pathogen Reduction plan.

 

2005

The next-generation BAX® System Q7, the first product resulting from the DuPont Qualicon/Applied Biosystems alliance, is introduced.

The BAX® system is adopted by USDA FSIS for detecting E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and beef trim.

DuPont Qualicon sponsors the fifth annual Food Quality Award presented by Food Quality magazine which honored Sysco Corporation and Tyson Food Safety and Laboratory Services

DuPont Qualicon and Applied Biosystems form alliance to develop and market new BAX(R) system applications for the food testing industry.

DuPont Qualicon introduces a new BAX® system assay for food quality that detects yeast and mold.

DuPont is honored by the International Association of Food Protection as the 2005 Black Pearl Award winner for corporate excellence in food quality and safety.

DuPont Qualicon releases a new BAX® system assay that detects both Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry rinses.

The BAX® system multiplex assay for detecting E. coli O157:H7 receives AOAC-RI certification as a Performance Tested Method.  The mew multiplex assay combines speed, sensitivity and cost savings.

DuPont Qualicon updates database and adds data merging option to the RiboPrinter® System. The Data Merging Workstation is a new option available from DuPont Qualicon for advanced microbial tracking.  An update to the RiboPrinter® system identification database, adding over 400 new RiboPrint™ patterns of critical interest to the pharmaceutical industry, was also released.

 

2004

The BAX® system is named the first and only rapid detection method by Brazilian government as an Official Reference Method to detect Salmonella in food, water and environmental samples.

The BAX® system is certified by the AOAC Research Institute as a Performance Tested Method for detecting E.coli O157:H7 in food and Listeria in environmental samples.

DuPont Qualicon sponsors the Fourth Annual Food Quality Award presented by Food Quality Magazine which honored BPI as the 2004 winner for commitment to food quality and safety programs within their business operations.

 

2003

The BAX® system is approved by Health Canada has been approved by Health Canada as an analytical method for detecting Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7 and Enterobacter sakazakii in a variety of food.

The BAX® system is adopted by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service to detect Salmonella in raw food products.

The BAX® system is adopted as an AOAC Official Method for detecting Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in food.

DuPont Qualicon adds the BAX® system PCR assay for detecting Enterobacter sakazakii in infant formula, dry dairy and soy ingredients

DuPont Qualicon BAX® system approved for sale by Ministry of Agriculture in Brazil to detect Salmonella, Listeria and L. monocytogenes in all food, environmental and carcass samples, and to detect E. coli O157:H7 in beef, poultry and pork.

A new RiboPrinter® system release from DuPont Qualicon supports data security and audit trails for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

The BAX® system is adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to detect Salmonella in ready-to-eat meat, poultry and pasteurized eggs.

 

2002

The BAX® system is validated by the French Association of Normalization (AFNOR) for detecting Salmonella in all food products for humans and animals.

The BAX® system receives Performance Tested Method status from the AOAC Research Institute for detecting Salmonella in all foods, including: meat; poultry; fruit and vegetable products; animal feed; and pasta.

The BAX® system receives Performance Tested Method status from the AOAC Research Institute for detecting Listeria monocytogenes in meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, fish, seafood and dairy products.  The AOAC is an independent association of scientists in the public and private sectors devoted to promoting analytical practices and procedures affecting public health and welfare.

DuPont Qualicon scientists who developed the BAX® system are honored as Heroes of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society.  The BAX® system is recognized for its contribution to food safety.

DuPont Qualicon introduces a proprietary media for E. coli O157:H7 that reduces total enrichment time for raw beef from 24 hours to 8.

DuPont Qualicon appoints Oxoid as a main distributor of the BAX® system and RiboPrinter® system in the UK and Europe.

The BAX® system is adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to detect Listeria monocytogenes in the nation’s meat and poultry supply.

 

2000

DuPont Qualicon is awarded the Kraft Foods Supplier Excellence Award for the year.

DuPont Qualicon introduces the automated BAX® system.

 

1997

DuPont Qualicon wins the Technology Industrial Achievement Award for the RiboPrinter® system.

 

1996

The BAX® system is named to the R&D 100 for being one of the most important technological developments of the year.

 

1995

The BAX® detection system is introduced.  It is the first system to use the power of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect bacteria in raw ingredients, finished products and environmental samples.

The RiboPrinter® system wins the Food Processing (UK) Award for the most outstanding technological development of the year.

The RiboPrinter® system is named to the R&D 100 for being one of the most important technological developments of the year.

The RiboPrinter® system is chosen by an independent panel of industry experts as honors recipient in the Food Processing Award program for its significant contribution to the food and beverage processing industry.

The RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system is introduced.  It is the only system that combines automation with the power to accurately identify and track sources of contamination at the strain level and gain control of the process and environment.