Automated Food Pathogen Detection System

  • Detection in less than 24 hours
  • Revolutionary phage technology
  • Full traceability
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With results released in less than 8 hours, VIDAS® UP E. coli O157 (including H7) is the fastest screening method ever designed for the detection of this microorganism.


VIDAS UP® for the detection of E. coli O157 (including H7)

This solution is a combination of the cutting-edge phage recombinant protein technology, and the ease-of-use of the VIDAS®system.

Its ultra specificity and sensitivity will increase your lab productivity and considerably reduce financial loss often caused by false positive results.


Benefits of VIDAS® UP ECPT

  • Confidence: less risk of financial loss due to false-positive results
  • Reactivity: early and reliable decisions can be made after a positive result
  • Efficiency: only one enrichment broth, reduced labor costs, no specific training needed
  • Flexibility: incubation time is wide: from 7 to 24 hours
  • Safety: sampling plan is improved and risk of Escherichia coli O157 (including H7) is controlled
  • High Performance: the recombinant phage protein gives the detection kit very low contamination levels in samples from 25g to 375g
  • Productivity: your product can be released earlier

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Proven technology for the detection of foodborne pathogens

The ELFA (Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay) based VIDAS® system can perform all stages of analysis. Entirely automated from sample insertion to results, with ready-to-use kits and reduced handling, the results generated by VIDAS® are objective, and full traceability is ensured.

 VIDAS® ECPT specifications
Target E. coli O157 (including H7)
Enrichment medium Buffered Peptone Water + supplement for some matrices
Total enrichment time 7-24 hrs for raw meat, 15-24 hrs for other matrices
VIDAS® run 50 min



Heat & Go

Simplify your VIDAS® protocols with this dry heating system, designed to heat 12 strips simultaneously. 

International validations of VIDAS® UP ECPT

ISO 16140 AFNOR BIO-12/25-05/09
All human food products and environmental samples
AOAC International Performance Tested Method #060903
25g, 75g and 375g raw beef and beef trim, irrigation water, raw vegetables


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