Advanced Analytical Australia to Offer ETS Laboratories Scorpions™ Wine Spoilage Diagnostic System

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Detection of spoilage organisms in wine will soon be faster and more precise with this new system based on the genetic detection of specific microorganisms.

ETS Laboratories is pleased to announce that Advanced Analytical Australia Pty. Ltd., is now licensed to offer its' proprietary Scorpions™ Wine Spoilage Detection System to clients in Australia and New Zealand for analysis of wine related samples.

Representatives of Advanced Analytical received comprehensive training on the use of the Scorpions™ Wine Spoilage Detection System at the ETS Laboratories facility in St. Helena, CA, USA. ETS will be providing technical support to Advanced Analytical and their clients.

The ETS Scorpion™ Wine Spoilage System is a real-time genetic detection tool utilizing Scorpion™ probes/primers to specifically identify and enumerate common wine spoilage microbes that may not be detected by standard culture-based diagnostics. It consists of two multiplex assays, the Yeast Spoilage assay and the Bacterial Spoilage assay. Both are suitable for analysis of wine or grape juice.

A comprehensive approach to winemaking, using Scorpions™ technology, standard wine microbiology tools, and wine chemistry analysis can provide a predictive, efficient and accurate system to prevent economic loss due to wine spoilage organisms. For further information on the availability of this service, please contact Attila Tottszer on +61 2 9888 9077 or visit their website at

ETS Laboratories, founded in 1978 by Gordon and Marjorie Burns to provide the rapidly expanding California Wine Industry with technical assistance and laboratory support, is recognized as a global leader in the development of analytical and microbiological technologies in the wine industry. For a complete overview of the company, visit or call 707.963.4806.

Media Contact:

Attila Tottszer, Advanced Analytical Australia Pty. Ltd
Phone: +61 2 9888 9077
Fax: +61 2 9888 9577


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