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.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.