Eurofins Develops Hexaplex Real-Time PCR Assay to Detect GMOs in Agriproducts | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

Scientists from Eurofins' GeneScan business have developed and validated a multiplex real-time PCR assay to screen for the presence of genetically modified organisms in food, feed, and seed.

The assay is the first example of a hexaplex real-time PCR assay using Applied Biosystems (part of Life Technologies) TaqMan probes, and is expected to reduce the time and cost associated with current GMO screening methods without compromising sensitivity, according to one of the scientists.

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.