bioMérieux, a world leader in in vitro diagnostics for more than 55 years, and Jackson Family Wines announced the worldwide availability of BottleSafe, which provides a faster and convenient onsite solution to verify final filtration with results in less than four hours.
Since acquiring Philadelphia-based Invisible Sentinel in 2019, bioMérieux has continued to strengthen its beverage portfolio to offer end-to-end molecular solutions for the wine industry, helping wineries optimize processes, protect their brand, conserve energy, and reduce waste from grape to glass.
“The winemaking process is both complicated and, at the same time, artisanal. We’re passionate about minimizing risk throughout the entirety of the production process to enhance our customers’ confidence that the quality of their product will be preserved and, subsequently, consumed in the way they intend,” said Benjamin Pascal, Global Head, xPRO Program, bioMérieux. “The quick results provided by the BottleSafe innovation should allow for clear operational efficiencies and more sustainable production to ensure wineries deliver the highest quality product to the market.”
BottleSafe stands out from other pre-bottling testing solutions on the market as it was made by wineries for wineries, the company said. Created in partnership with Jackson Family Wines, the on-site solution is able to rapidly detect common wine spoilers in both red and white wines and is well-suited for any size wine quality program.
“At Jackson Family Wines, our steadfast commitment to quality through traditional and innovative methodologies has always created new pathways for leadership and collaboration,” said winemaker Marcia Torres Forno. “bioMérieux is a likeminded organization who shares our entrepreneurial spirit and drive to develop meaningful solutions. They were an obvious choice of partner to develop an innovative solution that will not only benefit Jackson Family Wines, but the broader wine industry.”
BottleSafe provides actionable information to verify final filtration in less than four hours, which is a significant decrease from the current period of two to five days needed for traditional microbiology testing, sending out for lab services, or other current PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) solutions on the market.