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Making the change to Romer Labs means solutions tailored to your needs, on-site training and technical support for every step along the way—without compromising on time-to-result, test accuracy and scalability.

We pride ourselves on delivering meaningful solutions to our customers, even as they take the bold step of redesigning their testing program. Our experts will take the time to learn your business and customize solutions that keep you productive, efficient and compliant.

Learn how the 3rd-party microbiological lab Endyne, Inc. improved its Salmonella and Listeria detection program by switching to Romer Labs.

Third-Party Lab Improves Productivity and Workflow by Implementing RapidChek® SELECT Salmonella and RapidChek® Listeria

Endyne, Inc. is a full-service chemical and microbiological laboratory providing comprehensive environmental and product testing services through a network of laboratories in New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.


The Challenge

Endyne was confronted with:

  • ambiguous test results
  • labor-intensive methods
  • inefficient lab processes
  • weekend work driving up lab overhead 

The Solution

With help from Romer Labs, Endyne:

The Outcome 

Now, Endyne technicians can:

  • hold down costs for technician overtime and total overhead
  • simplify and speed up workflow to accommodate weekend samples
  • better customize their service to meet their customers’ needs

"We spend 50% less hands-on time running RapidChek® as compared to our previous method. This helped us to acquire new clients and projects and grow our business. - Kathryn Barickman, Lab Analyst, Endyne, Inc."

Kathryn Barickman, Lab Analyst at Endyne, tells her story…

The Challenge

Our previous ELISA method for Salmonella detection required quite a bit of hands-on time and the results were often ambiguous - the positive result was a particular shade of green, while a paler shade of green was considered negative. To make matters worse, we had clients requiring weekend analyses and we were looking for ways to avoid an analyst having to come in twice in one day for transfers as well as going through a multi-step time consuming assay procedure to obtain results.

The Solution

By implementing RapidChek® we could run tests with much less hands-on time and fewer transfers (in the case of RapidChek® Listeria, none). This gave us more flexibility for weekend samples and enabled us to train analysts for weekend coverage with greater ease. RapidChek® comes packaged with all the supplies we need (including media). The strips are easy to read and don’t require a lot of space or special storage conditions. The products have a long shelf life and we can purchase items in bulk quantity.

The Outcome

The increased flexibility of RapidChek® methods allows us at Endyne to accommodate testing during the weekends and over holidays. We have more time available for other analyses, both routine and special projects. Romer Labs has helped us to process more samples through the lab, which translates to new clients and projects. 

Kathryn Barickman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and did microbiological work in wood decay before coming to work at Endyne in 2005. She lives with her husband who is a librarian at the University of Vermont.

“With AgraStrip® and Romer Labs, we can reliably confirm on-site that our products are 100% nut-free, all at a fraction of the time and cost of external testing solutions. Now we have the confidence to help those suffering from other allergies as well by producing gluten-free and dairy-free cakes.”

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Third-party lab ESS

ESS reduced costs for media, material and labor and accelerated turnaround by switching to RapidChek® SELECT for their Salmonella and Listeria testing needs.

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