STEC

The previously FDA-approved test uses PCR to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens.

The new PCR-based test is designed to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens.

The company, which recently won a CDC challenge, can perform metagenomic identification of pathogens and is building strain-typing capabilities for its platform. 

The startup will develop an NGS data-based method that is more rapid and informative than current culture- and PCR-based approaches, it said,

Genetic ID this week announced the addition of digital PCR technology to its portfolio of DNA-based testing technologies, for quantification of genetically modified organisms in highly processed products.

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.

Qiagen said this week that its Mericon Salmonella spp. kit for use on the QIASymphony RGQ platform has received performance-tested method certification from the AOAC Research Institute.

DuPont Qualicon said this month that the US Department of Agriculture Food and Safety Inspection Service has approved the DuPont Qualicon BAX STEC assay for screening Shiga toxin-producing strains of Escherichia coli, or STEC.

A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.