NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — DuPont said today that Health Canada's Microbiological Methods Committee has extended its approval of the DuPont BAX System real-time PCR assay for Escherichia coli O157:H7.

The assay is now approved for testing composited samples of ground beef weighing up to 375 g, DuPont said.

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