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Testing in food industry

Harold Stringer biopharm at xs4all.nl
Fri Aug 23 07:55:50 EST 1996

"Dr. Andreas Hey" <106223.3470 at compuserve.com> wrote:
>I am looking for some market information about bacterial 
>contamination testing in food industry. I am especially 
>interested in getting an idea how often alternative techniques to 
>usual microbiology testing are used. I am thinking of techniques 
>like PCR, cytometry, immunoassays, impedance.

The US company Gene Trak has some very good (sensitive and specific)
DNA/RNA hybridazation assays (Campylobacter, E.  coli, Staph. aureus,
Yersinia enterocolitica, Listeria monocytogenes and species,
Salmonella). You can contact them in the USA at +508 437 7400

Dr. H. Stringer

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