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

1974Medical 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

2005BAX® 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 – 2018

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

2019 – Today

2019 – Hygiena Launches EnSURE® Touch and SureTrend® Cloud software

2019 – Hygiena acquires Helica™ Biosystems Inc, adding mycotoxin immunoassay food safety tests to the Hygiena product portfolio

2020 – Ecolab® Partners with Hygiena to Deliver Food Safety Solutions to the Food and Beverage Industry

2020 – Hygiena releases first quantitative method for pathogen quantification using PCR (BAX® System SalQuant™)

2021 – EW Group acquires Hygiena from Warburg Pincus to form a leading food safety, veterinary and environmental diagnostic solutions company.

2021 – Hygiena brand expanded to include BioChek and BIOTECON, integrating One Health Diagnostics from “Farm to Fork”