Detection of spoilage organisms in beer and juice by a combination of PCR and lateral flow

Beer and juice prove a difficult medium for microor­ganisms to thrive in and grow due to the low pH. Juice is usually pasteurized and the content of alcohol, carbon dioxide and bitter acids from the hops present additional growth barriers for microor­ganisms in beer.

Never­theless, some microor­ganisms have adapted to these inhos­pitable environ­ments and are even capable of thriving in such a setting. Unfor­tu­nately, this microor­ganism growth has the potential to spoil the beverages, thus altering the taste and conse­quently causing off-​​flavours.

For this reason manufac­turers quality check the beverages and its raw materials by testing for the presence of spoiling organisms at regular intervals throughout the entire production cycle. The Milenia GenLine product line includes rapid, simple and reliable test systems for the molecular biology detection of beer and juice spoiling organisms.

Milenia GenLine is a simple to handle test for the sensitive
and specific detection of spoiling organisms in beer and juice

Conclu­sions from the Liter­ature and Studies
Milenia GenLine Hop Resis­tance Screen has shown
100% match when compared to RT-​​PCR.

Milenia GemLine is capable to directly detect Megasphaera/​Pectinatus from swabs taken from the filling machine.Milenia GenLine allows the identi­fi­cation of Alicy­clobacillus acidoter­restris and all Alicy­clobacilli capable of Guajacol formation on the same test strip.


8 important reasons why you should use Milenia GenLine

Speed: Results in approx­i­mately 1 hour

Sensi­tivity: Detection of less than 5 cells in the sample; Good corre­lation to RT-​​PCR and Culture

Easy to Use: Ready to use Reagents; Few Pipetting Steps; Lateral Flow Test Format

Direct appli­cation of the sample: No DNA prepa­ration needed

Controls: Positive and Negative Controls included in the kit

Internal PCR-​​Control

No inter­ference with other microor­ganisms, including yeasts

Kits always in inventory: Same Day Delivery

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