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Promega Maxwell RSC PureFood Pathogen Kit

Promega's new Maxwell RSC PureFood Pathogen Kit provides food safety labs with an automated DNA purification methods for PCR-based testing of food pathogens. The kit does not require enzymatic pretreatment and, when used in combination with the Maxwell RSC Instrument, can effectively purify DNA from one to 16 food matrix samples in 40 minutes, the company said.

The Scan

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