WALTHAM, MASS. — PerkinElmer, Inc. launched PerkinElmer Solus Listeria monocytogenes ELISA Assay, a L. mono testing solution for high-throughput food processors.

The solution detects Listeria bacteria with accuracy and convenience, the company said. It employs a single protocol for food samples, including unpasteurized cheeses, meats, shrimp and vegetables, as well as environmental sample swabs and sponges. Users may choose to process samples manually or automate them with Dynex Technologies’ DS-2 system.

Listeria is a concern for food processors and consumers because it can live anywhere and can create lethal illness,” said Greg Sears, vice president and general manager of PerkinElmer’s food division. “Our new Solus L. mono assay helps labs and processors be even more vigilant and precise in detecting and fighting back against this challenge to the global food chain.”

The solution was certified by the Association of Official Analytical Collaboration’s Performance Tested Method. It joins the company’s foodborne pathogen portfolio, which includes the wider spectrum Solus One Listeria assay, Solus One Salmonella, and Solus E. coli O157 ELISA.