Agdia Commercializes New ImmunoStrip® for Detection of AAD-1 Protein in Enlist™ Corn.

October 12, 2018

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Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN), a leading provider of agricultural diagnostic products and services, has commercialized an ImmunoStrip® assay for the detection of the AAD-1 protein, present in Enlist™ corn, event DAS-4Ø278-9.

This ImmunoStrip® assay was specifically developed and validated for seed and leaf testing purposes, to determine the presence or absence of the Enlist™ trait (AAD-1), that confers resistance to 2,4-D herbicide in transgenic corn.  The AAD-1 ImmunoStrip® can be used for testing individual seeds or leaf tissue for trait confirmation.  In addition, this assay can be utilized for testing bulk grain samples and has a detection limit of one AAD-1 positive kernel in 100 negative kernels (1%). Agdia claims this ImmunoStrip® does not cross-react with other commercially available transgenic traits present in corn.

This introduction is the 21st ImmunoStrip® in Agdia’s comprehensive catalog of transgenic trait identification assays.  High levels of market demand have driven this output and Agdia maintains that consumer demand is expected to continue.  The AAD-1 ImmunoStrip® assay can be performed in the field or the lab and does not require special equipment or prior diagnostic experience.  Test protocol is straightforward, and results can be visualized in ten minutes as a single control line or a control and test line for negative or positive results, respectively.

The AAD-1 ImmunoStrip® is available in kits containing 50 strips. Agdia provides a one-year warranty and full technical support on purchased kits.

About Agdia

A leading provider of diagnostic solutions for agriculture, Agdia, Inc. has been serving plant breeders, propagators, growers, universities, and private testing laboratories since 1981. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of validated, easy-to-use diagnostics for identifying plant pathogens, plant hormones, and transgenic traits.  In addition, Agdia operates an ISO accredited, in-house, testing services laboratory.  Agdia’s quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified and their Testing Services Laboratory is ISO 17025:2005 accredited.   Visit the company’s website at www.agdia.com, e-mail info@agdia.com, phone 1-574-264-2615 (toll-free 800-622-4342) or fax 1-574-264-2153.

Enlist™ and the Enlist logo are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company. (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow.

ImmunoStrip® is a registered trademark of Agdia, Inc.

 

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