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Elkhart, Indiana (February 8th, 2016) -- Agdia, Inc., a leading provider of easy-to-use test kits for agricultural diagnostics, announces commercialization of a new ELISA and lateral flow test strip which was developed to detect eCry3.1Ab protein expressed in transgenic corn, event 5307.
The eCry3.1Ab ELISA was specifically developed and validated for trait confirmation testing of seed lots using either individual kernels or leaf material. The assay is sensitive enough to detect 1 eCry3.1Ab kernel in 100 negative kernels (1%).
The Agdia eCry3.1Ab ELISA is a complete kit, including antibody-coated microtiter plates, enzyme conjugate, positive control, and extraction/wash buffers. Consistent with other ELISA assays in Agdia's trait testing portfolio, the eCry3.1Ab protocol was designed with high-throughput testing and ease-of-use in mind. Utilizing a common extraction process and short incubation steps the entire test is completed in less than 2 hours.
The eCry3.1Ab ImmunoStrip was specifically developed and validated for trait confirmation testing of seed lots using either individual kernels or leaf material. The ImmunoStrip may also be used for testing bulk grain samples with a detection limit of 1 transgenic eCry3.1Ab kernel in 100 negative kernels (1.0 %). All Agdia ImmunoStrips are easy to use and are rugged enough for field environments and results are available in as little as 5 minutes.
Agdia is a world-leader in developing and marketing agricultural diagnostics. The eCry3.1Ab ELISA and ImmunoStrip are ready for immediate sale and complements Agdia’s comprehensive portfolio of validated, easy-to-use ImmunoStrips for identifying transgenic traits.
For 35 years Agdia has provided diagnostic solutions to the agriculture industry. Agdia offers not only diagnostics test kits, but also a plant pathogen testing services program. For more information about Agdia products and services, contact the organization at 800-622-4342 or through its website, www.agdia.com.
ImmunoStrip® is a Registered Trademark of Agdia, Inc.
Agrisure® and Duracade® are Trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.