Pall Corporation, a New York-based business providing filtration, separation and purification solutions, has come up with a new GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System that can detect beer-spoilage microorganisms.

GeneDisc system features a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) platform combined with ready-to-use GeneDisc test plates.

The PCR platform allows the user to isolate the DNA, detect the beer-spoilage bacteria and process multiple samples simultaneously within one hour without any errors.

The GeneDisc test plates allow the system to consequently check for presence or absence of 20 critical beer-spoilage bacterial species including Lactobacillus, Megasphaera, Pediococcus and Pectinatus sp beer-spoilage groups.

GeneDisc Radid Microbiology System also has additional features like touch-screen interface, built-in software and barcode reader, which allows normally trained personnel to perform the difficult biological sample testing.

Pall food and beverage president Jonathan Pratt said the company’s system with PCR technology offer benefits to brewers for daily tasks.

"The new GeneDisc system offers breweries an extremely easy-to-use and rapid test method to better ensure that products at every stage of the production process are free of spoilage organisms," Pratt added.

Image: GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System’s GeneDisc Plate with numberings for testing beer-spoilage bacteria. Photo: Pall Corporation