Listeria monocytogenes

DuPont Nutrition & Health this week launched the BAX System Real-Time PCR Assay for Listeria monocytogenes.

Thermo Scientific said this week that its SureTect Listera monocytogenes PCR assay has been granted Performance Tested Method status by the AOAC Research Institute.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government plans to provide C$600,000 ($594,000) for a research project that will show how genomics-based technologies can be used in the detection and surveillance of a robust and dangerous bacterial pathogen that can be found in the food supply.

Pall said last week that its GeneDisc assays for Listeria have received performance tested methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute.

Roka Bioscience said Friday that it has secured $47.5 million in Series D financing to support the commercialization of its molecular food safety testing platform.

The MicroSEQ Listeria spp. kit is the fourth MicroSEQ food pathogen detection kit sold by Life Tech's Applied Biosystems business to receive AOAC certification.

Molecular Detection's Detect-Ready MRSA test; Diatherix Laboratories' GI panel; DNA test for early Lyme disease at Connecticut's Milford Hospital

This is the second vaccine-development partnership struck between Advaxis and City of Hope in as many years, further cementing an ongoing and mutually beneficial research partnership between the company and the cancer research center, according to an Advaxis executive.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.