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BAX® System PCR Assay for Cronobacter (E. sakazakii)

Detect Cronobacter (aka E. sakazakii) with the BAX System PCR Assay for Cronobacter to hanress the power of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This bacteria thrives in matrices and production environments for infant formula and other dried soy and dairy products. Customers worldwide have adopted the BAX® system, for the dramatic impact of reducing false-positive results, minimizing the need to re-test, reducing employee training and accelerating the time to market, to ensure safe and wholesome products are provided to consumers

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 BAX Assay Kit2001 Cronobacter


  • Delivers next-day results with clear yes-or-no in 3.5 hours
  • Offers automated DNA analysis instead of subjective plate counts
  • Reduces false-positive results, minimizing need for retesting


  • Targets: Cronobacter spp (formerly known as E. sakazakii)
  • Matrices: Powdered infant formula, dry dairy and soy ingredients, environmentals
  • Enrichment time: 23-25 hours, depending on food type, sample volume and enrichment media
  • PCR time: 3.5 hours
  • Detection level: 10^5 cfu/mL, after enrichment

Catalog No.

Legacy Order Code  Hygiena Product Code Description Quantity
D11801836 KIT2001 BAX® System Assay for Cronobacter  96 tests per kit

Applications & Validations

 Validated Matrices for BAX® System Assays

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(E. sakazakii)


Approved Matrices

Validation Reference

 BAX® System PCR Assay for

Cronobacter (E. sakazakii)

KIT2001 (Kit #D11801836)

 Powdered infant formula, dry dairy and soy ingredients, environmentals, environmental sponges  Internally Validated
 Dairy (dry ingredients), environmentals (food production), powdered infant formula, soy ingredients  Health Canada #MFLP‐27

  Fit For Purpose Applications Data for BAX® System Cronobacter Assays 

Product Category




Dairy and Ingredients

Milk based + DHA and ARA



Soy-based + DHA and ARA


Powdered Infant formula



Dry Dairy and Soy Ingredients






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