ABOUT ROKA BIOSCIENCE

Delivering the power of molecular testing

Roka Bioscience is dedicated to developing rapid, highly accurate molecular assays and instrument systems for the Food Safety Industry. The Atlas® System represents a new tier of molecular rapid pathogen testing, offering automation and technology that bring true walk-away convenience and workflow advantages to the laboratory.

Roka is focused on creating novel testing solutions that help manufacturers mitigate risks, protect their brands, and meet the increasing testing demands now and for years to come.

Our Vision

Roka Bioscience will provide food safety professionals with a fully automated molecular pathogen detection solution that delivers rapid, accurate results and improved laboratory efficiencies.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Testing for Environmental Listeria Testing for Environmental Listeria

Choose a test that gives the highest resolution with a rapid time-to-result, to enable your process to achieve success.

Pathogen Testing for Produce Pathogen Testing for Produce

From Farm to Fork, the Produce industry is continually challenged to deliver fresh, safe, quality products to the consumers. With the diversity in commodities, locations, 
and packaging, combined with the lack of a thermal kill step like other commodities, it is critical that the safety of the product is assured. Roka Bioscience delivers a rapid, accurate method that enables fresher to market product and higher confidence in product quality.

Pathogen Testing for Spices & Ingredients Pathogen Testing for Spices & Ingredients

The ingredients and flavorings market represents a key link in the supply chain in ensuring safety in the final product. Recent recalls have highlighted the need for improved control to minimize this vast impact and a better understanding of the results behind a COA.

Pathogen Testing for Ready to Eat Foods Pathogen Testing for Ready to Eat Foods

Food Safety in the Ready to Eat Market has become more complex. Not only is it more important than ever to control the processing environment, controlling the ingredient supply chain is paramount to ensuring your brand and more importantly ensuring your customers and brand are protected.

 

Pathogen Testing for Poultry Pathogen Testing for Poultry

Today's poultry supply chain is more complex, with stricter regulation than ever before. Maintaining high resolution to the manufacturing environment and subsequent interventions is paramount in meeting the new performance standards. Roka Bioscience and the Atlas Platform can offer a prevalence testing solution in addition to the Limits Testing application that provides the poultry industry solutions from grow houses through the storage of finished product. The Atlas System gives a rapid, semi-quantitative picture of the environment enabling better, more efficient, and more effective intervention strategies

Pathogen Testing in Pet Food Pathogen Testing in Pet Food

Pet food manufacturers come in all shapes and sizes and may be impacted differently by the new FSMA rules.  But many in the pet food industry have the same basic need:  an accurate pathogen test that provides the fastest turnaround time possible.  Pathogen testing methods that are best suited to the pet food industry are those that have demonstrated accurate, timely results in challenging matrices, such as environmental surfaces and dry kibble.

Pathogen Testing for Dairy Pathogen Testing for Dairy

Globalization, regulatory pressures, and a shift in product complexity has driven rapid, profound change within the dairy industry.  These changes require new solutions to ensure brand protection, product safety, and risk management.  Previous, more dated technology cannot keep pace with this evolution and has created unneeded inefficiencies in the supply chain process.  Roka Bioscience is the only technology that can deliver better process control and an automated solution that can more rapidly deliver high quality results and ensure a more efficient manufacturing, reduced refrigeration, and on-time delivery process.

E coli Testing for Beef Processors E coli Testing for Beef Processors

Roka offers accurate tests with the fast time to results on a single platform with a robust variety of validated matrices across the beef process chain. The Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2, STEC EG2 Combo, and Salmonella SEN Detection Assays offer unparalleled ease of use while maintaining accuracy and sensitivity. While other tests require tedious multistep preparation processes, the Atlas Assays have an easy 3-step process that generates accurate results faster.

Rapid, Accurate, and Reliable: Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay

The Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay is a rapid, highly accurate molecular assay test designed for food and environmental samples.

Food Pathogen Detection System - Atlas® System Food Pathogen Detection System - Atlas® System

The Atlas System is a fully automated instrument that enhances the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of food safety testing through detection of molecular pathogens, including Listeria, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and other organisms commonly implicated in food contamination episodes. The system is easy to use and incorporates many innovative features that minimize the complexity of testing processes. It is powered by technologies that provide unparalleled scalability and reliability, allowing your laboratory to meet the increasing demands of today’s testing environment, as well as those of the future.

Atlas STEC EG2 Combo Detection Assay Atlas STEC EG2 Combo Detection Assay

A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular test for STEC detection from a variety of food samples.

Listeria Detection - Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay Listeria Detection - Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay

A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular assay for detecting Listeria species in food and environmental samples.

Listeria m - Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay Listeria m - Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay

A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular assay for detecting the pathogen that causes listeriosis.

Salmonella - Atlas Salmonella SEN Detection Assay Salmonella - Atlas Salmonella SEN Detection Assay

A rapid and highly accurate molecular assay for detecting Salmonella bacteria in food and environmental samples.

E.coli Pathogen Detection: Atlas® E.coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay E.coli Pathogen Detection: Atlas® E.coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay

A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular test for E. coli O157:H7 detection from food samples.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Roka Bioscience, Inc.

20 Independence Boulevard 4th Floor

Warren, NJ 07059

UNITED STATES

Phone: 908-605-4700

Fax: 908-605-4707

Contact: Phillip Berry

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Changing Consumer Behavior: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Food Safety For Produce At Home
    Changing Consumer Behavior: 5 Easy Ways To Practice Food Safety For Produce At Home

    When there is notice of an outbreak or a recall related to produce, we can all agree that it is not something that we want to be associated with, whether it was caused from produce sent out by our operation or whether it is produce that we have consumed. With buyer specifications and the new FSMA rules, produce operations are guided on how to prevent food safety issues at the operation level. However, do you ever consider how you are preventing food safety issues while buying, storing and preparing produce at home? 

  • How To Stay Ahead Of The FDA In Pathogen Detection
    How To Stay Ahead Of The FDA In Pathogen Detection

    A Food Safety Plan and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) are safe food advancements that are either required or recommended by the U.S. FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration) with the ideal goal of eliminating outbreaks and food recalls. The alarming volume of over 500 food recalls in 2015 has since compelled Congress to impart judicial powers to the U.S. FDA and the DOJ (Department of Justice) with the ability to bring criminal charges against companies and their management for food safety violations as it relates to foodborne pathogen outbreaks. Congruently, the newly developed and mandated FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) expands the food safety compliance requirements of the food industry to supply safe food, along with safe food protocols and procedures.

  • Roka Bioscience Announces Transition of CEO Role from Paul Thomas to Mary Duseau

    Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens today announced the appointment of Mary Duseau as President and CEO. Ms. Duseau succeeds Paul Thomas, the Company’s President and CEO since 2009, who will assume the position as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. The changes are effective 1/17/17.

  • Play FDA For A Day Criminalization Of Foodborne Illness & What You Can Do To Protect Your Company

    Navigating the new food safety environment demands dramatic changes in your culture, strategy and technology.

  • Fresh To Market: Innovation Ensuring Faster, Safer Produce To Shelves
    Fresh To Market: Innovation Ensuring Faster, Safer Produce To Shelves

    Getting fresh produce to market while still ensuring quality and safety is often a paradox in the produce industry. The demand for more product with longer shelf life continues to rise as people try to eat healthier foods. However, public health data, recent recalls and outbreaks amidst increasing consumer awareness and changing regulatory requirements create a very challenging landscape for today’s growers, packers, retailers and other links throughout the supply chain. As a result, produce companies are turning to innovative solutions to help them meet the demands of producing and providing safe, quality products in a timely manner.

  • Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road... Because Walmart Led The Way
    Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road... Because Walmart Led The Way

    Every year at the International Association of Food Protection there are fabulous presentations and this year in St. Louis was no exception. One in particular was by Frank Yiannis, Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart, in which he discussed the great leaps and bounds his company has been making in effort to reduce the levels of Salmonella in chicken parts sold at their stores. Salmonella accounts for 380 deaths and 19,000 illnesses each year with as many as 19% of salmonellosis cases linked to poultry products, so it is a significant public health concern.

  • Roka Bioscience to Co-Present Industry Webinar – Play FDA for a day

    Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, will launch a new technology-based environmental auditing program during a co-presented webcast titled: Play FDA for a day: Criminalization of foodborne illness & what you can do to protect your company.

  • The War On Food Pathogens: Numbers Are Knowledge
    The War On Food Pathogens: Numbers Are Knowledge

    We live every aspect of our lives by numbers. Numbers and calculations rate, rank, grade, condemn and save us every day. This hit home recently when a member of my immediate family was battling multiple myeloma. It was amazing and simultaneously terrifying, the new world of diagnostic numbers he and those close to him were immediately thrown into. New results and benchmark numbers were constantly being compared as my family member tried to understand the meaning of a particular protein value and its relationship to this indicator or that. White count levels and the appropriate number of stem cells that would be needed for a successful transplant became part of everyone’s new daily vernacular. On the day he learned remission was achieved, the group text from the oncologist visit said, “Beta 2-MG = 4 YEAH!” We all knew that the number “4” was a great value, and he was there.

  • Automation And Lean Workflow Enable Growth & Boost Productivity In A Contract Pathogen Testing Lab
    Automation And Lean Workflow Enable Growth & Boost Productivity In A Contract Pathogen Testing Lab

    Contract food testing laboratories have experienced a 9.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past five years, reaching $3.4B in 2013. One food contract testing laboratory was experiencing this rapid growth in pathogen testing volume first hand. It began exploring alternative testing options that could enable sustained growth while minimizing additional expenses associated with hiring additional staff, increased overtime, & facility expansion. This case study explores how the contract testing laboratory was able to grow its pathogen testing business within an existing footprint, with no additional resources, and provide a higher quality results to its clients.

  • What Is Behind The Certificate Of Analysis:  Risk Assessment In Pathogen Testing Methods
    What Is Behind The Certificate Of Analysis: Risk Assessment In Pathogen Testing Methods

    It is important to know how the results on a Certificate of Analysis are obtained. All pathogen methods are not the same and therefore the quality of the result can vary. This presentation will provide a risk assessment of different pathogen detection methods using a Failure Modes and Effect Analysis and will discuss how method risk impacts confidence in a Certificate of Analysis.

  • How Much Time Do You Spend Cooking?
    How Much Time Do You Spend Cooking?

    I recently attended the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) Science Forum in Washington, DC. This was my fourth time attending and find it to be one of the most educational meetings. What makes this meeting unique is the commitment and open mindedness to new concepts, technologies, and strategies that will keep driving the industry forward through the next decades.

  • Roka Bioscience Announces Extended On Board Stability For All Assays On The Atlas® System
    Roka Bioscience Announces Extended On Board Stability For All Assays On The Atlas® System

    Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that the Extended On Board Stability feature is now available for the Atlas System

  • What’s Behind The Certificate Of Analysis
    What’s Behind The Certificate Of Analysis

    It is important to know how the results on a Certificate of Analysis are obtained. All pathogen methods are not the same and therefore the quality of the result can vary. This presentation provides a risk assessment of different pathogen detection methods using a Failure Modes and Effect Analysis and will discuss how method risk impacts confidence in a COA. This presentation demonstrates how a six sigma tool can be used to evaluate and compare methodologies, so you can have more confidence in the ingredients & products that are essential for your finished goods.

  • The New Dynamics of Listeria Environmental Control and Testing
    The New Dynamics of Listeria Environmental Control and Testing

    The importance of a strong and vigilant food safety culture within your organization is more important for today’s food processors and suppliers.

  • How The Limits Application Impacts The Poultry Supply Chain
    How The Limits Application Impacts The Poultry Supply Chain

    Since the Limits Application concept was presented at IPPE last year, there has been a significant advance in both the understanding and scope of applications both upstream and downstream within the poultry supply chain.

  • Food Safety Perception - From Deserts To Rainforests
    Food Safety Perception - From Deserts To Rainforests

    I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show in beautiful San Francisco. I was amazed by the passion of the artesian craftsmen peddling all sorts of delectable goodness! It was like being in a Willy Wonka movie with over 100 chocolate companies - all offering samples. But there was so much more than chocolate at this show! There were endless aisles of cheese, olives, deli meats, candy, pastas, beverages, dips, oils and every snack food imaginable. 

  • Pet Food Dry Kibble Validation Summary
    Pet Food Dry Kibble Validation Summary

    Differences in kibble product formulations can complicate traditional pathogen detection methods, adding time and cost to the testing process. The purpose of this study was to validate the Atlas Salmonella Detection Assay for 375g kibble samples using a non-proprietary media with various sample-to-media ratios at 18-24 hour enrichment times.

  • Roka Bioscience PMA Presentation Detection Innovations In Practice For Produce Industry
    Roka Bioscience PMA Presentation Detection Innovations In Practice For Produce Industry

    An informative presentation about detection technologies offered by Roka Bioscience in the produce industry. This presentation was done during the PMA Tech Knowledge 2014 Symposium.

  • Enhance Food Safety Testing Through Molecular Pathogens
    Enhance Food Safety Testing Through Molecular Pathogens

    The Atlas System is a fully automated molecular instrument that enhances the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of food safety testing through detection of molecular pathogens, including Listeria, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and other organisms commonly implicated in food contamination episodes.

  • Food Safety Solutions For Food And Ingredient Manufacturers
    Food Safety Solutions For Food And Ingredient Manufacturers

    Pathogen testing is often outsourced to Third Party Lab providers. It is important to ask the right questions to ensure the test method aligns with the quality goals of the organization.