Roka Bioscience Announces AOAC Certification for 18-hour Sample Enrichment using ActeroTM ELITE Listeria Enrichment Media and the Atlas® Listeria Environmental Assay

WARREN, N.J., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), is very pleased to announce it has received the prestigious AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) for an 18 to 24-hour Listeria spp. enrichment using FoodChek Systems' ActeroTM ELITE Listeria Enrichment Media ("Actero™ Listeria Media") for environmental samples.

The Atlas® Listeria Environmental (LE) Detection Assay is now approved for the detection of Listeria spp. from environmental surfaces (stainless steel grade 316, plastic (PVC), and sealed concrete) after an 18 to 24-hour enrichment. Independent laboratory study testing was conducted by Q Laboratories, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third-party evaluation and validation processes.

"Actero™ Listeria Media's faster enrichment times not only provide more flexibility for the laboratory, but also enable companies to have a more rapid response to environmental Listeria.  With the increase in regulation and FDA swabathons, Listeria environmental control has become paramount to the food processors. The Atlas® System in combination with Actero™ Listeria Media enable companies to have better control of their food safety programs," said Dr. Erin Dreyling, Roka's Vice President, Research & Scientific Affairs.

William Hogan, President and CEO of FoodChek stated, "We are pleased and proud to be partnered with Roka in their outstanding AOAC PTM Certification. Together, the Atlas® System and Actero™ Listeria Media have lifted the bar to new standards for Listeria testing in speed, accuracy and cost effectiveness. This will give all processors and food safety laboratory facilities significant technical and economic bottom line benefits."

About FoodChek
FoodChek ( specializes in the development and commercialization of proprietary, rapid, accurate and cost-effective food safety products. FoodChek's industry-leading proprietary ELITE Actero™ 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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