Life Tech Alliance is Latest FDA Move to Incorporate Sequencing Data into Food Pathogen Detection | GenomeWeb

A five-year deal between the US Food and Drug Administration and Life Technologies marks the latest sequencing-related move in the federal agency's ongoing efforts to characterize, detect, and track foodborne pathogens.

The agreement focuses on using genome sequence data as a source of information for finding markers that can be incorporated into rapid molecular tests to detect and distinguish between various strains and serotypes of Escherichia coli and Salmonella.

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