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Quantify all genetically modified maize containing the 35S promotor using the new foodproof® kit by BIOTECON Diagnostics

(PresseBox) (Potsdam, ) BIOTECON Diagnostics, introduces a new real-time PCR-based quantification kit to its product line of foodproof® GMO kits. Most important maize events and hybrids (e.g. Bt11, Bt176, MON810, MON863, NK306) contain the 35S promoter from the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV). The new "foodproof® GMO 35S Maize Quantification Kit, 5'Nuclease" detects and calculates the amount of all genetically modified maize containing this 35S promoter. The real-time PCR kit allows quantification with high sensitivity: a relative amount of 0,1% or more genetically modified maize DNA can be determined. The kit is applicable on all real time PCR instruments based on the 5'Nuclease technology. Final results can be obtained within less than two hours upon sampling, including DNA extraction on food and feed samples as processed with the well established foodproof® GMO Sample Preparation Kit.

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH founded in 1998 and located in Potsdam, Germany is one of the world's leading companies for rapid microbiological testing methods for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Since 2003 the company focuses on the development, production and marketing of the foodproof® kits. These high quality products offer solutions for a fast and easy sample preparation and detection of food pathogens, beverage spoilage organisms and GMOs.