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Applied Market Watch: Qiagen Mericon Salmonella Kit Gets Expanded AOAC Certification


Qiagen's Mericon Salmonella spp. kit has received an expanded AOAC Performance Tested certification from the AOAC Research Institute.

The expanded certification covers testing of four environmental surfaces – stainless steel, plastic, sealed concrete, and tile – in addition to the test kit’s 2012 certification for use with eight major food matrices.

The Mericon test kit provides all necessary reagents for detection of Salmonella subspecies and runs on the modular QIAsymphony RGQ system, an automated PCR-based platform. The AOAC Research Institute validated the Mericon kit on QIAsymphony RGQ, as well as for manual use.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.