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Genetic ID Licenses PCR-Based GMO-Testing Tech to Brazilian Firm


Genetic ID said this week that it has licensed its proprietary technology for testing for genetically modified organisms to Brazilian firm EcoCerta Analises Ambientais.

With the license, EcoCerta adds GMO and species testing of agricultural and food products to its portfolio of environmental testing products, Genetic ID said. In addition, EcoCerta joins Fairfield, Iowa-based Genetic ID's 17-member global network of GMO testing labs, called the Global Laboratory Alliance.

Genetic ID's DNA-based PCR technology detects all commercialized genetically modified crops and can detect and quantify genetically modified content in a wide range of raw crops, processed foods, and animal feeds, the company said.

EcoCerta said that it will use Genetic ID's technology to detect genetically modified material in a variety of agricultural and food products.

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