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Celsis Launches RapiScreen(TM) Beverage Microbial Screening System

Thursday, November 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, Nov. 20 Celsis International plc(LSE: CEL.L), the global leader in rapid microbial detection solutions forindustry, today announced the launch of RapiScreen(TM) Beverage, a new assayfor use on the Celsis Innovate -- the company's proven rapid microbialscreening instrument for dairy products. This new rapid screening test kitextends the Celsis Innovate platform to efficiently and rapidly screen UltraHeat Treated (UHT) and Extended Shelf Life (ESL) beverage products formicrobial contamination.

The flexibility and high-throughput of the Celsis Innovate system makes itideal for companies that produce beverage and dairy products alike. TheRapiScreen Beverage kit works on everything from clear to pulpy juices, frombroths to soups, with no filtering necessary.

"Many of our dairy industry customers are expanding their productportfolios to include non-dairy products such as nutritional shakes andfruit- or broth-based items," said Judy Madden, VP of the Celsis RapidDetection division. "With the addition of the RapiScreen Beverage kit for theInnovate, the same trusted platform now can be used to test for contaminationacross their entire spectrum of products, quickly and efficiently."

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence is the industry standard forthe rapid microbial screening of UHT and ESL beverage products. Usingproprietary innovations in enzyme technology, RapiScreen Beverage for Innovatedelivers reliable and consistent results on a broad range of products in 24-48hours. Additional benefits include:

The Celsis RapiScreen Beverage kit offers a cost-effective, rapidscreening solution for the Innovate platform that drives quick results andROI. Companies interested in learning more about RapiScreen Beverage for theInnovate can visit http://www.celsis.com/rapid for more information.

About Celsis Rapid Detection Systems

By significantly reducing the time required to test and release rawmaterials, in-process and finished goods, manufacturers using Celsis RapidDetection systems realize improved cash flow and reduced working-capitalrequirements, while ensuring quality and increased responsiveness throughoutthe supply chain. Celsis' extensive client base includes many of the world'sleading pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. Founded in the UK andnow headquartered in Chicago, the Company has been listed on the London StockExchange (CEL.L) since 1993.-- Validation available on a wide variety of UHT/ESL beverage products including broths, soups, sport drinks, ready-to-drink teas, yogurt-based drinks, fruit juices and nutritional supplements -- Effective on low pH products -- Equally effective with filterable and non-filterable products -- Process is non-destructive, allowing for further testing if needed -- Validated on a wide range of microorganisms

SOURCE Celsis International plc
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