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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PathoGenetix and the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service announced late on Monday the evaluation of PathoGenetix's technology for identifying strains of Shiga-toxin-producing E. coli, or STECs, and Salmonella enterica.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies announced today a five-year deal with the US Food and Drug Administration aimed at detecting E. coli and Salmonella.

Clinical researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have published a study demonstrating how their laboratory-developed multiplex real-time PCR-based assay to detect Shiga toxin-producing E.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two Canadian projects have received funding for the development of new genomics-based tests for detecting E. coli in food processing facilities.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two hospitals in the Netherlands — the University Medical Center Groningen and Amphia Hospital — plan to evaluate and adopt Pathogenica's next-generation sequencing-based HAI BioDetection Kit in the surveillance and monitoring of infectious bacteria, the company said t

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PathoGenetix today said it has signed a collaborative agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the company's technology for use in foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association out today, researchers presented a set of studies, editorials, and viewpoint articles centered on a genomics theme.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said today it has received a No Objection Letter from the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service for its iQ-Check real-time PCR method for detecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria in beef.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of Canadian research organizations will jointly provide C$1 million (US$997,000) for research and development of a genomics-based test that can identify pathogenic E. coli bacteria found in the food production process, Genome Alberta said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today it received a Letter of No Objection from the US Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service for the firm's RapidFinder Shiga-toxin producing Escheria coli (STEC) Detection system.

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