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RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.1 (Upgrade from v1.0) and Pathogen Updater v1.0

RapidFinder™ Express Software has been designed for use with MicroSEQ® pathogen detection kits and the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System. The software is easy to use, guiding you through the food pathogen detection assay procedure and displaying the results in an intuitive format.

  • View results on an easy-to-read screen with presence/absence calls
  • Amplification, detection, data collection, and data analysis are fully automated (when run setup is performed with RapidFinder™ Express Software)
  • Options to use flags, notifications, and prompts enable you to quickly interpret the data

Flexible and Easy to Use

After preenrichment and sample preparation, RapidFinder™ Express Software guides you through each step of the assay—from run file setup to final results. The software uses preset, optimized thermal cycling conditions, and automatically generates the results (presence or absence of the pathogen), which you can view for all locations, for each sample, or for individual tubes.



Version Descriptions and Supported Assays

RapidFinder™ Express v1.0 supports the following:

  • Wet format assays on the 7500 Real-Time PCR System: TaqMan® Salmonella enterica, TaqMan® Listeria monocytogenes, TaqMan® E. coli O157:H7, and TaqMan® Campylobacter jejuni Assays
  • Lyophilized format assays on the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System: MicroSEQ® Listeria monocytogenes and MicroSEQ® Salmonella spp.

The native v1.0 installer is supplied either as:

  • A stand-alone installation CD (Part No. 4370202)
  • Part of a complete install package supplied with a new 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System

RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.1This version was released to install the MicroSEQ® E. coli O157:H7 assay to the existing v1.0 list. Version 1.1 installation is supplied as one of the following:

RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Pathogen Updater v1.0This update was released to add the MicroSEQ® Listeria spp. assay to the existing v1.1 software. This updater will only work if v1.1 is installed. The Pathogen Updater v1.0 can be obtained as one of the following:

Software Download Links

PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Web Downloadable
Upgrade (upgrade from v1.0)
157 MB Read Me
PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Pathogen Updater
SW 1.0 Web Downloadable (for MicroSEQ® Listeria Detection Kit)
5.24 MB Read Me

New! RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.2 (Update from v1.1) for RapidFinder™ STEC
Detection Workflow

RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.2 (update from v1.1) is designed to support the RapidFinder™ STEC Detection Workflow on the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System.

Click here to learn more about the RapidFinder™ STEC Detection Workflow. Version 1.2 employs the same easy-to-read screen with presence/absence calls, but employs a new algorithm and additional features required to analyze the two-part STEC screening and confirmation assays.

  • Smart import function filters only STEC screen positive samples requiring an STEC confirmation run
  • Results from STEC screening and STEC confirmation runs are associated automatically to provide a comprehensive answer

Same Format—New Assays

After sample enrichment and preparation, RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.2 guides you through the run setup. Version 1.2 adds preset and optimized thermal cycling conditions for the STEC screening and confirmation assays. It also keeps all of the legacy MicroSEQ® (lyophilized) pathogen detection assay parameters intact. Note that the thermal cycling conditions for the STEC screening and confirmation assays are identical to each other, but are not identical to the legacy MicroSEQ® pathogen detection assay conditions. Therefore, STEC assays cannot be run in the same run as MicroSEQ® assays.

RapidFinder™ Express Software v1.2—the v1.2 update can be obtained as one of the following:

Important Notes About v1.2 Software:
Customers currently using only TaqMan® (wet format) Pathogen Detection Assays on v1.0 or v1.1 software must not update to v1.2 software, as the preset conditions for the legacy wet format assays were removed and thus are not supported. You must stay on v1.0 or v1.1 software.

Customers who are currently using only MicroSEQ® (lyophilized) pathogen detection assays on v1.0 or v1.1 software but who are not planning on running STEC assays do not need to install v1.2 software. It is optional. You may continue to stay on v1.0 or v1.1 software. If you are planning on running STEC assays, you must update to v1.2, as it is the only version supporting the STEC design. Please contact technical support for further assistance.

Software Download Links
Please read the “Read Me” files before downloading and installing/upgrading:

PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.2 for STEC
Detection—Web Downloadable Update (Update from v1.1)
156 MB Read Me