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.

The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.