Life Technologies Ion PGM™ Sequencer Helps Design E. coli O104:H4 Specific TaqMan® Assay
|Life Technologies Corporation have announced that it has developed a custom test (assay) to accurately detect the E. coli bacterium that has killed at least 37 people and affected more than 3,000 worldwide, including four new cases reported in the United States. Shipments of the TaqMan® E. coli 0104 Detection Kit to test foods thought to be associated with the outbreak are now in Europe. |
'A qPCR-based assay test is the most accurate method to detect harmful foodborne pathogens because a positive result indicates the presence of that particular strain's DNA in the food sample that is being tested,' said Nir Nimrodi, Head of Food Safety at Life Technologies. 'It is also the fastest. While traditional laboratory testing methods can take up to 10 days for results, this test can determine the presence or absence of the European pathogen in 10 to 24 hours, depending on the sample type and size.'
Learn more about Custom TaqMan® E. coli O104:H4 Detection Kit: TaqMan® primers and probe set designed to specifically detect the pathogen in food samples in 8 to 20 hr.
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Posted: June 16, 2011
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