Microbiologics Debuts New Molecular Standards Product Line - Helix Elite
Microbiologics has debuted its first molecular product line, Helix Elite. These molecular standards are intended to facilitate the development, validation, and monitoring of molecular assays. The Helix Elite molecular product line currently includes 13 molecular standards for microorganisms that are difficult to grow or cannot be cultured such as Cryptosporidium and Norovirus. Microbiologics unveiled Helix Elite at the Association for Molecular Pathology's Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
Helix Elite is the first product available from Microbiologics' newly-formed Molecular Products and Services Division, led by Brian Beck, Vice President Molecular Products and Services. These synthetic standards are developed using a unique patented bioinformatic algorithm that combines the genetic diversity of diagnostic sequences from the target organism. Helix Elite molecular standards can be used as internal or external positive controls in a defined reaction or spiked into matrices and are applicable for a broad range of assays and instruments. According to Beck, The Helix Elite molecular standards are a safe alternative to using infectious materials that are otherwise hard to access.
Microbiologics' CEO Brad Goskowicz commented, Microbiologics is leveraging its experience as a global provider of microbial cultures and reagents to provide innovative products of the highest quality to support molecular diagnostics. With the addition of Helix Elite, Microbiologics is now positioned to offer a full-line of controls, from microorganisms and attenuated strains to genomic and synthetic molecular standards.
Tags: QC Organisms, Cryptosporidium, Norovirus, QC Molecular Standards
Date Published: November 26, 2013 » company contact details