Roche said this week that the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted the use of its PCR-based mycoplasma detection test for release testing of an undisclosed Roche biopharmaceutical product.

Roche said the test, called MycoTool is the first commercially available mycoplasma PCR test accepted by the FDA for release testing of a biopharmaceutical product. A Roche spokesperson said that acceptance of such a test is directly and exclusively related to release testing of a specific pharmaceutical product.

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