Automated food pathogen detection system

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Salmonella rapid detection   |   Listeria spp rapid detection   |   Listeria monocytogenes detection   |   E.coli O157:H7 detection   |   Campylobacter spp detection   |  Staphyloccocal enterotoxins A to E detection

With VIDAS®, we offer you a high performance solution for your food pathogen detection operations.

Constantly evolving with you

For the past 20 years, bioMérieux has been committed to the continuous development of pathogen detection tests to fulfill the needs of food industries while ensuring food safety. For the first time VIDAS® UP proposes extremely fast and simplified protocols, combined with the reliability that VIDAS® is known for. These protocols were created using the cutting-edge recombinant phage protein technology

Listeria and salmonella e.coli rapid testing method diagnostic
VIDAS® detection Kits for Foodborne pathogens rapid detection


    Internationally recognized system

    Fully automated, robust and reliable, the VIDAS® solution includes many tests that enable the detection of the main pathogens in food products.
    • Used by more than 3500 laboratories
    • More than 40 international validations  (ISO 16140, AOAC RI, AOAC OMA…) 
    Target time-to-result


    international validations

    Salmonella spp Next day

    VIDAS® UP Salmonella

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Salmonella spp 48 hours

    VIDAS® Salmonella

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Listeria spp Next day

    VIDAS® UP Listeria

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Listeria spp 48 hours

    VIDAS® Listeria

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Listeria monocytogenes Next day

    VIDAS® L. monocytogenes

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Listeria monocytogenes 48 hours

    VIDAS® L. monocytogenes 2

    ISO 16140 and AOAC OMA

    Listeria spp & 
    L. monocytogenes
    48 hours

    VIDAS® Listeria DUO

    ISO 16140 and AOAC PTM

    E. coli O157 (incl. H7) Same day

    VIDAS® UP E. coli O157
    (including H7) (ECPT)

    ISO 16140 and AOAC PTM

    Campylobacter spp 48 hours

    VIDAS® Campylobacter 

    ISO 16140 and AOAC PTM

    enterotoxins A to E
    Same day

    VIDAS® Staphylococcal
    Enterotoxins 2
    (SET 2)






    Highly performing technology

    Listeria and salmonella campylobacter rapid testing screening

    With a computer, printer and most importantly an analytical module that can automatically perform up to 30 tests per hour simultaneously, the VIDAS® system processes all stages of analysis, using the Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA) technology.

    Automated from sample insertion to results, with ready-to-use kits and reduced manipulations, the results generated by VIDAS® are objective, and full traceability is ensured

    Phage Technology

    More info on VIDAS® UP webpage


    Flexible solution 

    Our range includes a standard VIDAS® instrument and a smaller mini VIDAS® apparatus.

    This compact version of the VIDAS® system includes built-in computer, keyboard and printer.
    With two independent sections each accepting 6 tests, it can process up to 12 samples simultaneously.


    Two solutions to fit your needs 

    Choose the solution that will fit your needs among our VIDAS® range:


    Standard system with a very wide range of solutions
    List of VIDAS® rapid detection kits for foodborne pathogens


    Cutting-edge solutions for next day results


    Salmonella SLM:

    Evaluation of VIDAS® Salmonella (SLM) Immunoassay Method with Rappaport-Vassiliadis (RV) Medium for Detection of Salmonella in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Wendy A. McMahon, Ann M. Schultz and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 867

    Listeria sp. (LIS):

    Evaluation of the VIDAS® Listeria (LIS) Immunoassay for the Detection of Listeria in Foods Using Demi-Fraser and Fraser Enrichment Broths, as Modification of AOAC Official Method 999.06 (AOAC Official Method 2004.06). Authors: Karen M. Silbernagel, Robert P. Jechorek, Amanda L. Kaufer and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 750

    VIDAS® Enzyme-Linked Immunofluorescent Assay for Detection of Listeria in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Vidhya Gangar, Michael S. Curiale, Armando D'Onorio, Ann Schultz, Ronald L. Johnson and Vincent Atrache. Page start: 903

    Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2):

    Evaluation of VIDAS Listeria monocytogenes II (LMO2) Immunoassay Method for the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in Foods: Collaborative Study. Authors: Karen M. Silbernagel, Charles N. Carver, Robert P. Jechorek and Ronald L. Johnson. Page start: 1123

    Listeria sp. (LSX):

    A comparison study of the VIDAS Listeria Species Xpress (LSX) with Ottaviani Agosti Agar (OAA) Method to the USDA/FSIS and AOAC Official Methods for the specific detection of Listeria Species in meat and dairy products. Poster presented at IAFP 2006, 93rd annual meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. August 15, 2006

    Staph Enterotoxin II (SET 2):

    VIDAS Staphylococcal EnterotoxinII (SET2) Pre-collaborative Study Report: AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM. Ann M. Schultz, Wendy A. McMahon, Victoria A. Aleo, Silliker, Inc., and Ronald L. Johnson,bioMérieux, Inc. AOAC International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 22, 2004

    E. coli O157

    VIDAS® E. coli O157 (ECO) and O157:H7 Plate Method Pre-collaborative Study Report: AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM. RONALD L. JOHNSON, bioMérieux, Inc. and Wendy A. McMahon, Silliker, Inc. AOAC International Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 22, 2004

    Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in heifers' faecal samples using an automated immunoconcentration system. Vernozy-Rozand C; Feng P; Montet M P; Ray-Gueniot S; Villard L; Bavai C; Meyrand A; Mazuy C; Atrache V. Letters in applied microbiology 2000;30(3):217-22.

    Immunoconcentration of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 from animal faeces and raw meats by using Dynabeads anti-E. coli O157 and the VIDAS system. M. Aminul Islam, Annet E. Heuvelink, Kaisar A. Talukder and Enne de Boer. International Journal of Food Microbiology January 7, 2006.


    Case Study

    Opening “Up” to a New Generation of Assays

    Leveraging the Latest Technology

    Midwest Laboratories
    Perspectives by Ken Johnson, Microbiology Supervisor

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