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ABI, DuPont to Co-develop Pathogen-Detection Tools for Food Industry

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems and DuPont Qualicon will co-develop new pathogen-detection applications for the food industry, the companies said yesterday.

 

The new products will be based on DuPont's Bax system, which uses PCR to detect microorganisms in food. ABI's TaqMan real-time PCR technology will add capabilities to the system, such as quantitation, strain discrimination, and detection of new organisms.

 

DuPont Qualicon is a DuPont business based in Wilmington, Del.

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