NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invisible Sentinel today announced a partnership with Jackson Family Wines to develop an assay for the detection of Brettanomyces, a yeast that can cause a foul taste and smell in wine.

The assay called Veriflow BRETT will be based on Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow technology, which combines PCR with a vertical flow-based technology.

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