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PathogenDx Partners With Prevenio on Food Safety System

NEW YORK — PathogenDx said on Monday that it has partnered with food safety firm Prevenio on the development of a closed-loop system for foodborne pathogen detection.

PathogenDx has developed a technology that combines PCR and microarray detection to rapidly identify pathogen DNA on surfaces. Under the terms of the deal, the companies will incorporate the technology into Prevenio's D3S automated food processing system.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

"With this level of food safety technology integration, we are approaching near real-time surveillance of multiple pathogens impacting the food supply and intervention," PathogenDx CEO Milan Patel said in a statement.

Earlier this year, PathogenDx received undisclosed funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop its technology for SARS-CoV-2 testing, accelerating the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company's expansion from cannabis, food, and agricultural testing into the clinical lab market.