Gene Up

Real-Time PCR innovative Solution for Pathogen Detection

Molecular pathogen detection has never been simpler, faster or more flexible. 

GENE-UP® offers:

  • An easy-to-use workflow
  • A wide range of throughput levels
  • An intuitive interface
  • An open platform for maximum flexibility
  • The peace of mind that comes from making confident decisions
  • Description
  • Features


GENE-UP® Overview

In today’s ever-evolving food marketplace, nothing is more important than product safety. To protect your customers, your company and your reputation, you need a fast and simple method of detecting pathogens.

With GENE-UP®, you’re not just getting an intuitive, real-time PCR solution for pathogen detection, you’re getting 50 years of microbiology leadership from a vigilant team that embraces the highest standards in microbiology safety. What’s more, our dedicated Customer Support and Scientific Affairs teams will work closely with you, ensuring that you can easily take full advantage of the GENE-UP® system.

How GENE-UP® Works


Step 1: Sample Preparation and Enrichment

  • Standardized protocol and workflow
  • Single enrichment
  • Incubation time between 8-24 hours

Step 2: Simplified Lysis

  • Optimized productivity with Magic Cap
  • 5-minute mechanical lysis

Step 3: Amplification and Detection

  • Same PCR run for all parameters
  • Accurate results within one hour
  • Higher level of specificity
  • Real-time PCR analysis coupled with end-point melt peak analysis

GENE-UP® Benefits

FRET technology & Melt analysis

  • Increase profitability by reducing product waste
  • Decide with confidence by lessening the number of questionable results
  • Unrivaled specificity

Rapid results

  • Speed up your decision process
  • Improve your manufacturing efficiency
  • Decrease your storage cost
  • Increase sales profit

Ease of use

UNIQUE & PATENTED lysis reagent

5 minute generic lysis step

  • Improve Productivity
  • Facilitate lab workflow
  • Manage pick of activities
  • Decrease cross contamination risk
  • No need to work in batches (i.e. Gram + & Gram – follow the same lysis step)
  • Limited training required


  • Remote routine software: Speed-up your decision process
  • Generic Lysis step: Facilitate lab organization & workflow
  • Room temperature storage
  • Open Platform: Answer to your alternative testing needs (including foodborne viruses)


PCR detection Kits available:

  • PCR Salmonella
  • PCR  E. coli O157:H7
  • PCR  Listeria spp.
  • PCR Listeria monocytogenes
  • PCR Cronobacter spp Unit Dose

GENE-UP® Features

Simple to use

  • DNA extraction in 5 minutes with generic lysis step
  • Patented “Magic Cap” eliminates capping and de-capping, improving productivity
  • Room temperature storage of reagents
  • Standardized workflow and protocols
  • Superior performance

Rapid and reliable results

  • High specificity thanks to the primers and probes of FRET technology and melt analysis
  • Internal controls in every test
  • AOAC RI validated for PCR Salmonella and PCR E. coli O157:H7
  • AOAC RI for PCR Listeria spp. and PCR Listeria monocytogenes in progress

Maximum flexibility

  • Compatible lysis and PCR for all parameters
  • Anywhere, anytime reporting with remote, web-based software
  • Opportunity to design and run homebrew PCR tests
  • Capability to run CeeramTools foodborne viruses extended offer