Roka Bioscience, Inc. Announces Distribution Partnership with FoodChek Systems Inc.

WARREN, N.J., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience, Inc. ("Roka") (NASDAQ: ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that it has entered into an 5-year non-exclusive distribution agreement  with FoodChek Systems Inc. to distribute their lines of both proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero™ UNIVERSAL Enrichment Media.

The agreement allows Roka Bioscience to expand its product menu aimed at food safety labs to include both technically advanced enrichment and detection solutions. "By pairing the innovative enrichment media products in FoodChek's Actero™ Media line with the advanced detection capabilities of the Atlas® system, we can further our goal to deliver industry leading accuracy and faster time-to-result for pathogen testing in the food industry," said Mary Duseau, President and CEO of Roka. 

"This agreement demonstrates Roka's endorsement of the quality, performance and effectiveness of FoodChek's Actero™ Media. The time savings enabled by Actero™ media combined with the sensitivity of Roka's Atlas® system provides increased value to testing laboratories and food processors alike.   This combination can result in superior production work flow, additional product shelf life and an improved financial bottom line to all end users," said Terry Macartney, Executive Vice President, Operations and Product Development of FoodChek.   

About FoodChek: 
FoodChek ( specializes in the development and commercialization of proprietary, rapid, accurate and cost-effective food safety products. FoodChek's industry-leading proprietary Actero™ ELITE Enrichment Media is the foremost recovery process of stressed organisms in the sample enrichment media phase for the detection of pathogens in food and environmental samples.

About Roka Bioscience: 
Roka Bioscience is a molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing advanced testing solutions for the food safety testing market. Our Atlas® Detection Assays incorporate our advanced molecular technologies and are performed on our "sample-in, result-out" Atlas® System that automates all aspects of molecular diagnostic testing on a single, integrated platform. The Atlas® System and Detection Assays are designed to provide our customers with accurate and rapid test results with reduced labor costs and improved laboratory efficiencies.  For more information, visit

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