Philadelphia, PA – Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a global molecular solutions company providing first-in-class microbial detection tools to advance quality processes, has completed the validation phase of brewPAL, powered by Veriflow®, with the support of key partners who have also successfully implemented the technology at their breweries.
The “game-changing” product was developed in partnership with Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) to provide detection of Pediococcus and Lactobacillus in less than three hours from sample to result at any stage of the brewing process. Formal validation partners include Yards Brewing Company (Philadelphia, PA), Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, PA), Russian River Brewing Company (Santa Rosa, CA), and KettleHouse Brewing Company (Missoula, MT).
brewPAL has been rapidly adopted into craft breweries’ quality assurance protocols at locations around the country, and the company is currently working with leading global beer producers to integrate the technology into their multi-site operations.
“The tremendous reception of brewPAL has led to strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most respected craft breweries,” said Nick Siciliano, Invisible Sentinel’s CEO. “The validation process has been critical to demonstrating the utility and value of this technology and we are expanding our partnerships to include global producers as we prepare for full commercialization.”
Invisible Sentinel will formally showcase the technology at this week’s Craft Brewers Conference, presented by the Brewers Association, to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland from April 14th to 17th. More than 10,000 brewing industry professionals are expected to be in attendance.
Siciliano added, “Due to the early success of brewPAL and the technology’s capacity to shift the brewing quality paradigm from reactive to preventive approaches, we have expanded our product pipeline with detection tools for additional microbes. Our product portfolio for the brewing industry will include: brewBRUX for the detection of Brettanomyces bruxellensis [currently available], brewDEK for the detection of wild yeast Dekkera species [coming soon] and brewMAP for the detection of Megasphaera and Pectinatus species [coming soon].”
brewPAL will launch globally in May 2015.
About Invisible Sentinel:
Invisible Sentinel, Inc., a global molecular solutions company based in Philadelphia, PA, is dedicated to providing first-in-class microbial detection tools. The company’s core technology, Veriflow®, is a patented, molecular flow-based technology that integrates molecular diagnostics, antibody design, and immunoassays. Veriflow® technology is currently applied across multiple industries including food safety and beverage quality. The company is exploring solutions in other industries, such as healthcare, veterinary services, biodefense, and environmental testing. Each solution requires specific design elements, but retains the inherent advantages of Veriflow®, technology: simplicity, accessibility, and affordability. For more information, visit http://invisiblesentinel.com/.