Biótica, a company linked to the Science, Technology and Business Park of the Universitat Jaume I, has extended the scope of PTM certification of the AOAC Research Institute, based in the USA, for the Legipid® Legionella Fast Detection kit, a useful inspection and screening tool, and a system that helps improve the control and prevention of Legionella in at-risk installations.

In this way, the prestigious US organisation has certified that Legipid® also enables optical assay readings and extends the scope of the technique to detect and quantify Legionella sp. This renovation means that this technique has been newly acknowledged internationally. Its extended detectability, plus the possibility of offering the quantified result in the same way as the reference method, make this test the technical alternative that best adapts to international regulations on the detection of Legionella.

This international acknowledgement, and the devices to perform analyses with Legipid®, which are also certified, allow users to carry out tailor-made Legionella analyses. It is possible to analyse from 1 to 40 samples in the same period of time.

Biótica, or its complete name Bioquímica Analítica, S.L., is an Innovative, Technology-Based Company (ITBC) that develops rapid techniques for microbiological detection and quantification purposes based on the combination of recognition molecules, such as antibodies, with advanced nanomaterials, such as paramagnetic particles.