Invisible Sentinel completes validation phase for brewPAL

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Invisible Sentinel has completed validation of brewPAL
Invisible Sentinel has completed validation of brewPAL

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Invisible Sentinel has completed the validation phase of an assay to detect beer spoiling microbes and will launch it globally next month.

Veriflow brewPAL will enable on-site detection of Pediococcus and Lactobacillus, which can affect the taste of beer by producing lactic acid and affecting taste and aroma of the product.

It was developed with Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) to provide detection in less than three hours from sample to result at any stage of the brewing process.

Formal validation partners include Yards Brewing Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Easton, Pennsylvania), Russian River Brewing Company (Santa Rosa, Calinfornia), and KettleHouse Brewing Company (Missoula, Montana).

The firm spoke to us last year about the development of the assay​.

Nick Siciliano, Invisible Sentinel’s CEO, said the validation process has been critical to demonstrating the technology and it is expanding partnerships to prepare for full commercialization.

“Due to the early success of brewPAL and the technology’s capacity to shift the brewing quality paradigm from reactive to preventive approaches, we have expanded our product pipeline with detection tools for additional microbes.  

“Our product portfolio for the brewing industry will include: brewBRUX for the detection of Brettanomyces bruxellensis [currently available], brewDEK for the detection of wild yeast Dekkera species [coming soon] and brewMAP for the detection of Megasphaera and Pectinatus species [coming soon].”

Veriflow is a patented, molecular flow-based technology that integrates molecular diagnostics, antibody design, and immunoassays.  

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