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.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.