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BAX® System PCR Testing

Rapid food safety you can rely on.

Food companies, service labs, and government regulators around the world rely on Hygiena's BAX® System to detect unwanted bacteria in raw ingredients, finished products, and environmental samples.

Introduced more than 20 years ago, the BAX® System was the first DNA-based detection method for the food industry. Now, the automated, user friendly system backed by decades of real customer data is even easier to operate, utilizing real-time and/or traditional uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assays, tableted reagents, and optimized media to minimize hands-on time and free technicians for other tasks.


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Same powerful technology, two convenient options.

For companies whose food products are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the BAX® System can be utilized for routine testing with the confidence of using the same method adopted by the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS). Whether you're looking for the power of DNA based pathogen detection in a small footprint, or a high-throughput solution for your laboratory, Hygiena's BAX® System can fit your needs. Compare features of the BAX® System X5 and BAX® System Q7 instruments side by side. 

Assays for today's top food safety concerns.


 PCR Assay Ecoli 0157PCR Assay Salmonella 2

PCR Assay Genus Listeria 24ERT PCR Assay L monocytogenes

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BAX® System X5

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BAX® System Q7

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Learn how the BAX® System works.

The BAX® System instruments feature two types of PCR detection technologies - real-time and end-point. Learn about PCR technology and detection technologies at the links below.

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Proven performance. 

The BAX® System is configured for convenience, minimizing operator handling and improving ease of use. In addition, outstanding sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy round out the system's compelling value to its users. Read those customer's stories in the case studies listed here. 

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