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AOAC RI Approval for MicroSEQ® E. coli O157:H7 Assay

The MicroSEQ® E. coli O157:H7 assay is designed to detect Escherichia coli O157:H7 using the Applied Biosystems (part of Life Technologies Corporation) real-time PCR technology. The assay has secured Performance Tested MethodsSM certification from the AOAC Research Institute for detection of E. coli O157:H7.

The new product will enable more effective monitoring of the food supply for contamination and help ensure food safety. The MicroSEQ E. coli O157:H7 detection assay is highly specific and sensitive and can be run in as little as eight hours.

'Food companies and food testing organizations are seeking validated tools to help safeguard the public from organisms such as E. coli O157:H7,' said Dr. Sharon Brunelle, technical consultant, AOAC Research Institute. 'Life Technologies has demonstrated that the MicroSEQ E. coli O157:H7 Detection Kit performs as well or better than the ISO and USDA reference methods for a variety of foods, earning Performance Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute.'

The assay is part of a growing portfolio of MicroSEQ kits designed to detect pathogens that contaminate the food supply, including the MicroSEQ Salmonella spp. Detection Kit, the MicroSEQ Listeria monocytogenes Detection Kit and the MicroSEQ Listeria spp Detection Kit.

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Posted: August 3, 2010
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