Neogen® Molecular Detection System

Elevate Your Lab’s Performance with a Complete Pathogen Testing System

Feel confident in your pathogen testing process with the simplified, advanced technology of the Neogen Molecular Detection System.

We offer a single post-enrichment protocol for all pathogens with ready-to-use reagents and same or next-day results. You can even test multiple pathogens simultaneously, helping you save time, which may help reduce your labor costs.

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Choose an Efficient and Easy-to-use Method for Pathogen Detection



  • Based on LAMP DNA amplification, offering high sensitivity and specificity.
  • Robust method to common food inhibitors of DNA amplification reactions.



  • Next-day results for most food matrices.
  • Amplification results may appear as early as 15 mins, depending on the test.


Easy to Use

  • Ready-to-use reagents to minimize errors.
  • Only two pipetting steps; one to lyse enriched sample and one to prepare the DNA amplification reaction.



  • Validated by international organizations.
  • NF VALIDATION by AFNOR Certification.
  • AOAC® Official Methods of Analysis℠.
  • AOAC® Performance Tested Methods℠.

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Discover the Complete Molecular Detection System

Each compact, streamlined component works together to optimize performance, with features that save time, increase productivity, and help ensure accuracy.

Molecular Detection Assays

Each assay contains two main components:

Ready-to-use Reagent Tubes

  • Color-coded by organism for easy identification.
  • Detects 1–5 CFU of target pathogen per original sample.
  • Single post-enrichment assay protocol helps improve productivity.

Ready-to-use Lysis Solution

  • Advanced chemistry based on nanotechnology.
  • Color-change process control for increased confidence in lysis step.

Molecular Detection Instrument

Small and powerful

A  small device can have a big impact on your lab’s performance and efficiency.

  • Compact design fits in any lab.
  • Up to 96 tests per run, per instrument.
  • Connect up to four instruments to the same computer for high throughput.
  • All assays can be configured in the same run for increased productivity.

Molecular Detection Software

Make critical decisions, fast

A user-friendly interface provides quick set up and real-time results.

  • Presumptive postitive samples identified in as little as 15 minutes from start of instrument run, depending on the assay.
  • Custom reports and LIMS compatibility for enhanced information management.
  • Easy online access to software updates.

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Detect foodborne pathogens in a wide variety of foods and food environments with our full line of pathogen testing. From Salmonella, Listeria spp, and Listeria monocytogenes to E. coli O157, Campylobacter, and Cronobacter, we offer the broad range of pathogen testing you need.

Get Reliable Results in Three Steps

Using the Molecular Detection System is straightforward, without the need for extensive training.

Step 1: Set It Up

Power up the system, launch the software, and enter your data. Transfer enriched samples to the pre-filled lysis tubes.

Step 2: Run the Test

Heat and cool the lysis tubes. Add the sample lysate to the reagent tubes.

Step 3: Get Results

Press start, load the instrument, and let it work. Monitor real-time presumptive results as pathogen DNA is detected.

Validations and Recognitions

Third-party validations confirm that our method has proven to be reliable and repeatable and performs equal to or better than the reference method to which it was compared.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service: Selected as the primary detection method for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp. and Salmonella Enteritidis/Salmonella Typhimurium.
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Designated Neogen’s Molecular Detection – Assay 2 Listeria as an equivalent testing methodology.
  • AOAC® International: View assays certified as AOAC® Performance Tested MethodSM and AOAC® Official Method of AnalysisSM.
  • AFNOR: View assays with NF VALIDATION certificate granted by AFNOR Certification.
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Simplify Your Workflow with Advanced Technology

The Molecular Detection System will take your lab to the next level. Here’s how.

Simplified for Productivity

With one post-enrichment protocol and fewer steps than most tests on the market, our ready-to-use system makes it easy to train employees. Color-coded assay tubes with matching software screens make it simple to use. See how the time-to-results varies for four different pathogen testing technologies.

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More Control, Faster Results

LAMP technology gives you more control at each step, including instrument self-check, matrix control, reagent control, and software control. Run all assays simultaneously, testing up to 96 samples in each run, with results in as little as 15 minutes.

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Work More Efficiently

A space-saving design means you can do more, with less. Connect up to four instruments to the same computer for maximum throughput without additional work. You’ll drive productivity with a total capacity of 384.

Environmental Monitoring

Pathogen testing is just one part of a strong environmental monitoring program. Click to learn about all of them.

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Support You Can Count On

Dedicated support you can count on. We have local resources to help guide you with technical advice, software support, and exceptional service.

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On-demand Food Safety Webinars

Discover resources that help you deepen your scientific expertise and improve food safety and quality within your company.

Our free on-demand classes will boost your food safety skills and can show you how to effectively use our products. Learn from industry experts and Neogen® product specialists at your own pace, from your lab, or at home.

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