NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Potsdam, Germany-based Biotecon Diagnostics said today that Merck KGaA has begun selling the firm’s PCR-based food safety tests under a global marketing alliance.
Biotecon said Merck is selling the firm’s Foodproof range of tests, which were launched Jan. 1. It expects to jointly introduce new tests during 2008.
The Foodproof line of products includes molecular tests for detecting Enterobacteriaceae plus E. sakazakii, Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, and E. coli O157. Biotecon also sells a kit for screening beer spoilage organisms and test kits for identifying genetically modified organisms.
Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.