January 29, 2023

Hygiena wins Applied Microbiology International Awards 2022

The Innovate Autosampler III from Hygiena® has been named Product of the Year at the Applied Microbiology International Awards in a glittering ceremony at London’s Science Museum on November 29th, 2022.

Organized by Applied Microbiology International, the awards celebrate the brightest minds in the field and promote the research, groups, projects, products and individuals who are shaping the future of applied microbiology.

The guest of honor was Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham who was named an Honorary Fellow at the prestigious event.

The Product of the Year Award was presented to food safety testing leader Hygiena for its product, the Innovate Autosampler III. A walk-away automatic system used to expedite product sampling efficiency, the Innovate Autosampler III offers a fully digital interface intuitive for the operator and ready for future generations of software, with industry 4.0 components that provide increased safety and operational efficiency, giving real-time feedback about system operations.

Described as the next generation of product quality automation, the Innovate Autosampler III is purpose-built for Hygiena’s Innovate Microbial Screening system. The machine is capable of sampling up to 2,000 samples per hour and can handle any format of sample cartons, while onboard homogenization reduces the time required in the Innovate System to increase laboratory efficiency.

Its high-capacity components enable the system to run without interruption, enabling the users to ‘walk away’ and focus on more important activities.

Hygiena is a global leader in rapid diagnostic tests, providing solutions that are reliable, easy to use and accurate, backed by industry-leading customer service and support.

The company is headquartered in Camarillo, California with numerous offices and customer application centers in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and also partners with more than 180 distributors in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Hygiena’s mission is to develop, produce and provide best-in-class One Health diagnostics solutions from farm to fork to its global customer base and is one of the few organizations in the world to uniquely focus on food safety throughout the value chain.

The winners of the four awards categories were chosen from a hotly contested field featuring nominations from more than 30 countries.

The event was also an opportunity to officially announce a major rebrand for Applied Microbiology International (previously Society for Applied Microbiology) following an intensive 12-month strategic review. The new brand reflects the organization’s status as a global community of microbiologists who have come together to advance scientific impact in the field.

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