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Clear Labs will implement Oxford Nanopore's GridIon nanopore sequencing instrument with its Clear Safety platform to detect food-borne pathogens.

The firm claims that its Clear Safety platform will help food safety professionals detect food-borne pathogens and prevent outbreaks across the US.

The agriculture company said it will use the technology it has licensed for new applications in crop editing and for research to bring new foods to market.

BioMérieux will adapt Invisible Sentinel's Veriflow DNA signature capturing technology on its Gene-Up system for food pathogen detection.

The company will partner with University College Dublin's Animal Genomics Laboratory to further develop genomic technologies to assess the origin, quality, and safety of food.

The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.

Menlo Park, California-based Clear Labs, which raised a combined $19.5 million in Series A and B financing rounds, has raised $45 million to date.

Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

Pilot participants have access to a version of Clear Labs' sequencing and analysis platform that is designed for high-volume food safety and quality testing.

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