Roka Biosciences Partners With FoodChek Systems

Shares of Roka Biosciences were nearly 7% higher Tuesday morning after the molecular diagnostics firm said it sealed a five-year non-exclusive distribution agreement with FoodChek Systems to distribute FoodChek’s lines of Actero Elite Enrichment Media and non-proprietary Actero Universal Enrichment Media.

FoodChek’s Actero Elite Enrichment Media is used in the sample enrichment media phase to detech pathogens in food and environmental samples. Roka CEO Mary Duseau said, “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.”

By Sonia Taylor