Microbial Surveillance

Alternative testing methods produced by EnZtek sets EnZtek apart and fills a void. When utilized, EnZtek’s tests are not only useful, but can be critical in preventing the spread of disease and illnesses by early detection. One example is using the EnZquik Fluorescent Assay Gram Negative test to screen for CRE, the “Superbug” found in endoscopes.

Non-medical industries such as food and water can perform effective screening when using the EnZtek tests. Especially in the food industries when time is of the essence to release food products quickly to the consumer.

EnZtek meets the growing demands of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by providing new approaches to minimize the risks to the public by being proactive, rather than reactive through effective monitoring. EnZtek’s tests provide effective monitoring which is critical to every HACCP plan.

EnZtek uses a forensic approach. The presence of bacteria is quickly found by the evidence of the bacteria enzyme detected by the EnZtek tests.

Think of a contaminated sample as a “crime scene”. Even when the “criminal” (bacteria cell) is not captured in the sample, the bacteria leaves it’s “tracks” or “evidence” in the form of the bacterial enzymes it produces. Those enzymes are detected quickly with the EnZtek tests.

Beating the Odds

EnZtek Diagnostics utilizes the proven science of Enzymology based on the detection of enzyspecific bacterial enzymes produced by a target bacteria.

Each bacteria cell can produce thousands of molecules of enzyme.

Instead of having to wait for bacteria to multiply through hours of incubation in order to be detected by traditional methods, EnZtek is “Beating the Odds” by only having to find the specific enzyme.

Also Detects the Presence of Biofilm

EnZtek’s assays are able to detect the presence of biofilm in many areas and most situations.

While bacteria remain hidden and adhered, causing a biofilm, enzymes can escape the barrier and be detected by the EnZtek assays.

EnZtek’s incorporates over 30 years of R&D work in enzyme detection.

Several accomplishments have been “firsts” in various fields. For example, an early accomplishment included the first direct from the patient Group A Strep test, using its specific enzyme detection methods.

Also, millions of easy to use tests for Chlamydia have been utilized around the world in various formats using the enzyme detection technology. From simple bottle tests, to a self-contained format that has received CE certification for the first OTC test for an infectious disease.

EnZtek produces tests for:

  • Sanitation & Infection Control
  • Water/Beverages
  • Laboratory
  • Food/Cosmetics
  • Dairy/Mastitis
  • Endoscopes

EnZtek has tests available for

  • E.coli
  • Enterococcus
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • MRSA
  • Gram Negative Bacteria
  • Total Aerobic Organism
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Salmonella
  • Coliforms
  • and several other bacteria and infectious diseases