Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute said today that it will collaborate with Life Technologies to develop a real-time PCR-based platform to rapidly assess an individual's exposure to radiation in the event of a nuclear incident.

As part of the agreement, researchers from the Biodesign Institute are designing a multi-gene assay panel that would run on real-time PCR systems from Life Tech such as the Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx and QuantStudio Dx, and would identify individuals exposed to abnormal levels of radiation.

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