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Partnership between Isigny Sainte-Mère & bioMérieux

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Isigny Sainte-Mère is an independent dairy cooperative located in Normandy (France) whose origins date back to 1909.
The rich pastures of this exceptional terroir are the source of prestigious and luxuriant grazing, a truly great source of butter and cream.

The cooperative manufactures high-quality cheeses, butters, creams and Infant milks. More than half of the cooperative’s sales are exported and the name Isigny Sainte-Mère is known all over the world.

1. Dairy - Daniel DELAHAYE'S (CEO) vision of their bioMérieux Relationship


Discover how common values (active listening, expertise, quality) forge the partnership between both companies.

A partnership has to be so much more than just a supplier-customer relationship when creating something new, destined to serve the public interest.


2. Quality at the heart of Dairy


Together they developed, tested and approved a new protocol for Cronobacter spp. detection (ISO 16140 validated) to speed up and secure a robust analysis with GENE-UP®, bioMérieux's real-time PCR solution for pathogen detection.

The quality-driven culture is reflected in our DNA, not just words but through actions and decisions too.



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3. The World is changing: be reactive & reliable


In a fast-changing world, having fast & reliable results is key when it comes to the quality of infant formula. The hard work invested by both companies, allowed the time-to-result to be reduced from 96 hours, to 20 hours.


Any suspicion has to be confirmed in the shortest possible time with fast and reliable results.

Florence HERY
Laboratory Manager

4. From Partnership to Innovation…and towards a Predictive approach


Saving time as well as unlocking value from data are benefits of moving towards a preventive strategy rather than a corrective one: this is the next step according to Gérald Andriot, COO at Isigny Sainte-Mère. bioMérieux's goal is to bring the right answer through Predictive Diagnostics.

With faster time-to-results, they can save precious time and ensure the faster release of their batches.

Senior Scientist

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The GENE-UP® PCR solution for real-time pathogen detection helps speed up food analysis and product release. Simplifying workflows with our easy-to-use automated food pathogen detection system can improve overall lab productivity. With GENE-UP®, limited training is required, cross-contamination risks are decreased, and rapid results speed up the decision process — improving overall manufacturing efficiency.

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