Global Leaders in Food Safety Testing



About Hygiena


Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, health care, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilizing advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based foodborne pathogen detection, DNA fingerprint molecular characterization systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more. Hygiena is committed to providing customers with high-quality innovative technologies that are easy-to-use and reliable, backed by excellent customer service and support. Headquartered in Camarillo, California, with offices in Wilmington, Delaware, the United Kingdom, and China, and over 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide, Hygiena products span the globe.



Company History


1970's - 1980's


1974 - Medical Packaging Corporation (MPC) 
founded, maker of sample collection, human diagnostics tests

1975 - Finnish inventor Veikko Tarkkanen invents ATP luminescence system

1980's - ATP testing pulls ahead of cell culture in rapid food safety testing

1980's - ATP testing moves from lab to handheld

1980's - MPC begins making bioluminescence instruments

1985 - Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) invented


1990's - 2004


1995 - Original gel-based BAX® System launched

1996 - RiboPrinter® microbial characterization system introduced

2001 - First automated BAX® System launched

2002 - Hygiena formed to provide products for surface hygiene testing market

SnapShot Universal ATP test introduced

2002 - 2003  - SpotCheck Plus and PRO-Clean™ color tests for product residues launched

2003 - SystemSURE II ATP System with UltraSnap™ introduced


2005 - 2009


2005 - Company develops global sales team

2005 - BAX® System Q7 PCR instrument introduced

2006 - SystemSURE Plus, next version of ATP instrument, launched

2007 - Launch of new chromogenic bacteria test InSite Listeria

2008 - Hygiena Shanghai establishes presence in Asia, Oceania


2010 - 2014


2010 - Entry into hospital segments in Europe, US

2010 - First BAX® System assay with Scorpions probe technology

2011 EnSURE™ Monitoring System introduced as next generation of SystemSURE Plus luminometer

2013 - AOAC-RI approval on first MicroSnap™ tests

2014 - AllerFlow Gluten test for allergens launched


2015 - Today


2015 - Smaller BAX® System X5 provides PCR detection to more food companies

2015 - AOAC-RI approval for MicroSnap™ Total; InSite Salmonella launched

2016 - Company partners with Warburg Pincus for investment, growth

2017 - Hygiena acquires BAX® System, RiboPrinter® System from DuPont Diagnostics' Qualicon business

2018 - Hygiena Completes Acquisition of Biomedal Diagnostics Food Safety

2018 - Hygiena and Charles River Laboratories, Inc. enter strategic partnership for Celsis® Dairy, Food & Beverage Products