Idaho Tech's PCR-Based Biothreat Detection System Wins AOAC Certification | GenomeWeb

Idaho Technology said this week that its Razor EX BioThreat Detection System has received approval and certification as an AOAC performance-tested method for detecting Bacillus anthracis spores collected from the air on filter or liquid matrices.

The Razor EX comprises a DNA extraction kit, a freeze-dried PCR reagent pouch, and a real-time PCR instrument. Each pouch contains three PCR assays, which distinguish potentially virulent B. anthracis from non-lethal B. anthracis and other Bacillus species.

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