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Agdia Commercializes ImmunoStrip® for Detection of 2mEPSPS Protein in Soybean

GMO ImmunoStrip tests with seeds


Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN), a leading provider of agricultural diagnostic products and services, has commercialized an ImmunoStrip® assay for the detection of the 2mEPSPS protein, present in transgenic soybean.

This ImmunoStrip® assay was developed for detecting the presence or absence of the 2mEPSPS protein in soybean, which confers tolerance to glyphosate herbicide.  The 2mEPSPS ImmunoStrip® can be used for testing single seed or leaf tissue.  Moreover, this product was validated for testing bulk grain samples and has a detection limit of 0.5%, or a single positive seed in 200 seeds.  Agdia claims this product does not cross-react with other commercially available transgenic traits available in soybean. 

This introduction is the 22nd ImmunoStrip® in Agdia’s comprehensive catalog of transgenic trait identification assays.  High levels of market demand have driven this output, and Agdia maintains consumer demand is expected to continue.  The 2mEPSPS 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 2mEPSPS 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, regulatory organizations 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.  Moreover, 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 17025:2017 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.

ImmunoStrip® is a registered trademark of Agdia, Inc.