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NBC "Today" uses Hygiena products, shows the dirty side of airports, airplanes

Oct. 3, 2018 -- How dirty is an airport? Where could microbes lurk on a passenger plane? Reporter Jeff Rossen of NBC's "Today" Show used Hygiena's SystemSURE luminometer to examine TSA security bins, airport bathrooms, airplane seatback trays, and more.

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NBC "Today" Show Brings Hygiena to the Gym

(18 January 2018) --Your gym workout may expose you to unwanted bacteria, according to a recent story on the NBC “Today” Show. The morning program used Hygiena’s SystemSURE Plus Cleaning Verification System and UltraSnap™ Surface ATP Tests to measure cleanliness levels on popular gym equipment, including weights, mats, and treadmills. To learn the results and see how you can protect yourself, watch the video.

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Hygiena expands distribution operations in Latin America

Purchase of PMR and creation of Hygiena Mexico establishes permanent base in Mexico City


(30 August 2017)—Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, today announced that it has acquired Pruebas Microbiologicas Rapidas (PMR), a Mexico City-based distributor that has long served as an independent partner of Hygiena serving Mexico. The newly acquired company is now known as Hygiena Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

The creation of Hygiena Mexico creates a more permanent presence in the region for Hygiena, as the company continues to grow and provide key hygiene monitoring and molecular diagnostic equipment to customers in food safety, healthcare, and other fields.

“We are excited about working with Hygiena Mexico to capture the growing opportunities in Mexico,” said Steven Nason, CEO of Hygiena. “This acquisition is part of Hygiena’s overall strategy to increase access, service and support of its products around the globe.”

Hygiena Mexico is a fully owned subsidiary of Hygiena, and will continue operating its headquarters in Mexico City with six satellite locations in Mexico. The employees of Hygiena Mexico will become employees of Hygiena. The company will continue to market Hygiena products, including the recently extended Hygiena product portfolio which includes the BAX® System PCR instruments and RiboPrinter® System DNA fingerprinting system and other non-Hygiena branded products.




Dr. Martin Easter Appointed Chief Scientific Officer for Hygiena

MAY 02 - Dr. Martin Easter has 30 years’ experience as an industrial microbiologist, and studied for his PhD in Aberdeen where he developed his interest in rapid microbiological methods. Martin has over 15 years’ experience in industrial food microbiology, developing implementing and researching rapid methods.

Martin, General Manager and recently appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Hygiena, is dedicated to the development of rapid methods based on ATP bioluminescence. Hygiena has revolutionised ATP hygiene testing by developing liquid–stable reagents and low cost instruments which has improved performance, reliability and affordability. Hygiena has had rapid growth to become a leading global supplier of ATP test systems in the Food industry, leading the way in food safety. Hygiena’s most pioneering development is the novel bioluminogenic assays which for the first time makes the ATP reaction specific for specific organisms giving results in the same. Commenting on the new position Martin said “I am delighted to take up the role of Chief Scientific Officer for Hygiena and look forward to enabling the business to continue its strong growth through the development and application of rapid detection technologies in support of quality and safety assurance”.

Hygiena delivers rapid microbial detection, monitoring, and identification solutions to a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and personal care. Utilizing advanced technologies and patented designs, Hygiena provides industry-leading ATP monitoring systems, PCR-based pathogen detection and characterization systems, allergen tests, environmental collection devices, and more. Headquartered in Camarillo, California with offices in the United Kingdom and China, and over 80 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide, Hygiena products span the globe. www.hygiena.com

With the recent acquisition, Hygiena has expanded its portfolio of food safety diagnostics products to include all of DuPont Diagnostics’ business assets, including the BAX® System, RiboPrinter® System, Lateral Flow System, StatMedia™ and Dehydrated Culture Media product lines. The combined product portfolio enables Hygiena to provide a more comprehensive suite of products and solutions for its global food and beverage customers.  



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