This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the spelling of InstantLabs' commercial partner Biolyph and clarify information about the Hunter platform.

By Ben Butkus

InstantLabs, a Reston, Va.-based firm founded in 2008 to commercialize a portable, point-of-need real-time PCR-based molecular testing platform, said this week that it has placed 20 beta versions of its instrument worldwide, primarily for food safety and product verification applications.

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