How does HARVEST improve testing? Standard testing protocols require two steps, enrichment and identification. Enrichment separates the live pathogens from the food debris, and concentrates the sample for downstream identification.
The most common enrichment protocols grow the organisms, referred to as pre-culturing, introducing 8-24 hrs of time delay into the testing pipeline.
Harvest eliminates pre-culturing, literally harvesting the live pathogens from the sample, for immediate downstream testing. When combined with molecular diagnostics, HARVESTenables results inhours not days. Goddard Labs, Inc submitted a PCT filing on Harvest in February 2015 through the law firm of Hoffmann and Baron, LLP.