RapidFinder™ Express Software overview

RapidFinder™ Express Software, designed for use with MicroSEQ® food pathogen detection kits and the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, simplifies PCR run setup and interpretation of pathogen presence/absence results. The software is easy to use, guiding users through the food pathogen detection assay procedure and displaying test results in an intuitive format.

  • View results on an easy-to-read screen with color-coded presence/absence calls
  • Amplification, detection, data collection, and data analysis are fully automated (when run setup is performed with RapidFinder™ Express Software)
  • Flags, notifications, and prompts enable users to quickly interpret the data
  • Generate detailed reports for printing or export

RapidFinder™ Express Software and the 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System are integral parts of the validated workflows enabled for the detection of Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria spp., E. coli O157:H7, and shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) in a variety of food matrices.

See below for details of additional assay compatibility and software versions.

Flexible and Easy to Use

After preenrichment and sample preparation, RapidFinder™ Express Software guides users through each step of the assay—from run file setup to final results interpretation. Optimized thermal cycling conditions and data analysis algorithms for the supported MicroSEQ® pathogen detection workflows are preset in the software. Following a run, the software automatically displays the results (presence or absence of the pathogen). Detailed reports can be generated, exported, and printed, all from within the software.


Current Software Updates and Supported Assays

New! RapidFinder™ Express v1.2 update (free download)

Important Notes About v1.2 Software Update:
Do not install the v1.2 update if you run the original TaqMan® (wet format) Pathogen Detection Assays on RapidFinder™ v1.0 or RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Software. The preset conditions for TaqMan® wet format assays will be removed from your system as part of this update.

Current Software Updates Downloads
Please read the “Read Me” files before downloading and installing/upgrading:

PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.2 Web Downloadable Update
(Update from v1.1)
161 MB Read Me
RapidFinder™ Express v1.1–Full Installation Version

If you are not already running RapidFinder™ Express Software on your 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System, please contact us to purchase the full version of RapidFinder™ Express v1.1, which is available on an installation CD. RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 (Part No. 4440751) includes a full v.1.1 installation CD, as well as a second CD with RapidFinder™ Express Pathogen Updater 1.0.

RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 is also available as part of a complete food safety–specific installation package with a new 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System. Please contact us for details.


Older Software Updates and Supported Assays

RapidFinder™ Express Pathogen Updater 1.0 (Free Download)

  • Update of RapidFinder™ Express 1.1 Software
  • Not required if updating to v.1.2 (see above)
  • Adds support for MicroSEQ® Listeria spp. Detection Kit (AOAC PTM, AFNOR)
  • Does not remove support for older TaqMan® (wet format) Pathogen Detection Assays
  • Also available on CD (Part No. 4457421)

RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Update (Free Download)

Software Downloads

PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Pathogen Updater 1.0—
Web Downloadable Update (update from v1.1)
5.24 MB Read Me
PC Download RapidFinder™ Express v1.1 Web Downloadable
Upgrade (upgrade from v1.0)
157 MB Read Me

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