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28th February 2023  Content supplied by: Bio-Rad Laboratories

Droplet Digital PCR for STEC Testing

Join Bio Rad ddPCR expert Dr. Season Xie and key opinion leader users, Dr. Alex Brandt (Food Safety Net Services, A Certified Group Company) and Dr. Mick Bosilevac (USDA ARS) as they discuss the power of ddPCR as a culture independent confirmation method for Shiga toxin producing E.coli (STEC) in beef samples.

In this webinar, participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • Introduction and basic principles of ddPCR as a screening and confirmatory tool for STEC testing
  • Comparative analyses of data from ddPCR and qPCR to distinguish true positive and true negative STEC samples
  • Study design and data generated by Food Safety Net Services (A Certified Group Company) using samples from a major beef producer
  • Research study design and data generated by USDA-ARS with beef and pork samples
  • Opinions of experts on the ability of ddPCR technology to enhance the accuracy of STEC testing while drastically reducing false positive rates

Join at a time convenient to you.
Sessions are planned as follows:


March 1, 2023,
  • 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles)
  • 1:00 PM EST (New York) 

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

March 2, 2023,
  • 10:00 AM CET (Paris) 

Asia Pacific

March 2, 2023,
  • 9:00 AM ICT (Bangkok)
  • 10: 00 AM SGT (Singapore)
  • 1:00 PM AEDT (Sydney) 

Can't attend the live webinar? Sign up  now for access to the recorded webinar.


Dr. Mick Bosilevac, PhD,
Dr. Mick Bosilevac, Ph.D.,
Research Microbiologist
USDA ‑ Agricultural Research Service


Dr. Alex Brandt, PhD,
Dr. Alex Brandt, Ph.D.,
Chief Science Officer
FSNS, A Certified Group Company


Dr. Season Xie, PhD,
Dr. Season Xie, Ph.D,
Global Product Manager,
ddPCR Food Applications Bio‑Rad Laboratories

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