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MSU to Use BioTrove System to Screen for Pathogens in Water Supplies

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers at Michigan State University will use BioTrove's OpenArray system to analyze microbial communities in water supplies, the company said yesterday.
 
BioTrove said the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering plan to develop high-throughput screening assays to test for pathogens with genes that confer antibiotic resistance.
 
The tests will allow the MSU team to either confirm or refute the presence of these pathogens in the water supply and in other environments.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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