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Applied Markets Watch: Lumora, Biogal Galed Partner on Vet Dx; 3M E. coli Test Earns Certification


Lumora said this week that it has entered into a license and development agreement with Israel's Biogal Galed Labs ACS to develop a series of veterinary diagnostic tests.

The partnership will allow Biogal Galed Labs ACS to access Lumora's enabling technologies such as Bioluminescent Assay in Real Time, or BART, as well as the company's know-how in test development, reader technologies, and manufacturing.

The partnership will involve a significant pipeline of test development, starting with Leptospirosis, a zoonotic bacterial infection transmitted through the urine of animals.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

3M Food Safety said this week that its 3M Molecular Detection Assay for Escherichia coli O157 (including H7) has been granted an NF validation certification from Afnor Certification for its ability to detect the bacteria in raw beef, fruit, vegetable, and dairy products.

The Afnor Certification validation for E. coli O157, effective for a four-year period, follows a similar evaluation process completed in recent months for 3M's Molecular Detection Assay for Salmonella.

Achieving NF validation certification requires undergoing a multi-phased scientific review. 3M's assay was comprehensively evaluated in accordance with the ISO 16140 standard by an expert independent laboratory and then further analyzed by 15 European laboratories to confirm reproducibility and repeatability.

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