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Agdia Commercializes Rapid ImmunoStrip® Test for Detection of Five Transgenic Traits Utilized in Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® Cotton

8 combed Immunostrips standing up in wells with five test lines

Fig. 1. Agdia’s new five test line ImmunoStrips® for Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® cotton


Agdia, Inc. (Elkhart, IN), a leading provider of agricultural diagnostic products and services, has commercialized an ImmunoStrip® assay for detection of DMO, CP4 EPSPS, Bt-Cry2Ab, Bt-Cry1Ac and Vip3A, transgenic proteins present in Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® cotton.

Agdia’s new ImmunoStrip® detects the presence of the five transgenic proteins in Bollgard® 3 XtendFlex® cotton and was developed to be used on single-seed samples. This assay is easy to use and can be performed in the field or the lab by personnel with no previous diagnostic experience. Test protocol is straightforward, and results can be achieved in ten minutes with the visualization of five distinct test lines. Agdia claims this product does not cross-react with other commercially available transgenic traits available in cotton. This introduction is the 23rd 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.

This ImmunoStrip® is available in comb format, containing 12 combs of eight strips, or 50 individual strips. Agdia provides a one-year warranty and technical support on purchased kits. For more information on Agdia’s complete line of assays for detection of transgenic traits, please visit Agdia’s website at www.agdia.com.

Bollgard® and XtendFlex® are registered trademarks of Bayer
ImmunoStrip® is a registered trademark of Agdia, Inc.

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. Furthermore, 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.