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  • Cattle testing positive for tb to be dna tagged

    Cattle testing positive for Bovine TB are to be DNA tagged to further strengthen controls preventing spread of the disease. Evidence is emerging that some cattle farmers in the South West and Midlands may have been illegally swapping cattle ear tags. That means they may have been retaining TB-positive animals in their herds and sending less productive animals to slaughter in their ...

  • EMSL DNA Testing Lab Helps Solve Mysteries

    The DNA Analysis Laboratory at EMSL Analytical, Inc. has undertaken a number of special projects or developed customer-tailored tests to support their investigations. The areas involved include food safety and contaminants in food, environmental safety and exposure concerns; such as identification of rodent droppings, and legal investigations for example Salmonella in peanut butter, blood stain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing for lead in paint gets easier, faster and cheaper with ANDalyze - Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new EPA tested technology for detecting and measuring lead levels in paint. The combined sensor/fluorimeter platform solution requires no special knowledge of chemistry, and produces no hazardous chemical waste and shows test results in less than ten minutes, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost. Champaign, IL, USA: ANDalyze has developed an innovative lead (Pb) ...


    By ANDalyze

  • New DNA techniques for bacteroides revolutionize sewage contamination testing

    A new test to determine the presence of fecal or sewage contamination was recently introduced by EMSL Analytical, Inc. The exciting news has spread quickly with environmental professionals who previously had limited options for this type of test.This new method, tested at EMSL Analytical, was based upon research conducted for the EPA. The EPA desired a more specific and rapid test for fecal ...


  • Legionella Bacteria Identified with PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Recently, Legionella has made the news as outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported from Maryland to the United Kingdom and Spain.  These Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria can be found in natural, freshwater environments across much of the globe, but they are typically present in insufficient numbers to cause disease.  Unfortunately, various manmade environments can ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Penicillium Fungi Identified through PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found in every cell. EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including Penicillium. Penicillium is a ubiquitous soil ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • QIAGEN HPV DNA test donation to expand access to cervical cancer screening for women in rural India

    QIAGEN today announced a key allocation from the company"s "one million test" donation program to increase access to HPV screening for cervical cancer prevention among women in low-resource regions of the world. Approximately 26,000 human papillomavirus (HPV) tests will go to the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital for cervical cancer ...

  • ANDalyze Expands Product Sales Into China and Australia, Capturing Growing Opportunity in the Water Testing Market With DNA Based Sensor Technology

    ANDalyze's focus on water testing for heavy metal contamination has found growing demand for its new DNA based sensor technology. The product cuts the time and effort needed for field testing water supplies and is ideal for fast on-site detection and analysis of low part per billion (ppb) contamination levels. CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. - ANDalyze ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Breakthrough Technology: ANDalyze Introduces Real-time Water Testing for Heavy Metals Powered by DNA

    ANDalyze offers a new sensor/fluorimeter platform solution for simplifying the on-site testing and analysis of water for heavy metal contamination. This new product requires no special knowledge of chemistry, greatly reducing operational testing time and cost for the water industry. Champaign, IL: ANDalyze has developed an innovative heavy metals sensor platform technology for water testing ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Scientists Can Track Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip-Coding

    An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University,  has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across the globe are separate populations of each species. Both are large apex predators that are ...


    By Stonybrook Water

  • Testing the toxicity of nanomaterials

    When the properties of materials are not fully understood, as with nanomaterials, how can they be adequately tested? A new study has found that two commonly-manufactured nanomaterials can damage human DNA. This highlights the need to evaluate the risks they might pose and design appropriate safety tests. Materials that damage DNA can cause human cells to mutate, which can eventually lead to ...

  • Testing Your Home for Bedbugs and MRSA

    EMSL Analytical offers testing services utilizing advanced PCR techniques to identify infestations. Cinnaminson, NJ, May 13th, 2011 A big topic in the media this past year has been the reemergence of bedbugs. To add to the story, just this week it was reported that Canadian scientists have discovered Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing Laboratory Solves Mystery Disease in Fish

    EMSL Analytical’s laboratory identifies microbial growth at a major university’s research laboratory that was utilizing fish and fish eggs for important research. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 4th, 2010 The medical center at a university relied on fish and fish eggs to conduct research, but they had a problem.  Their supply of both of these appeared to be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Testing for Norovirus and Enterovirus is becoming increasingly important and commonplace

    High profile outbreaks associated with the viruses have kept EMSL Analytical scientists busy.Pollution of rivers and recreational waters by sewage and animal fecal waste has led to a number of high profile human gastrointestinal infections in recent years. Many of these same contaminants can be passed from human to human by direct contact with secretions from an infected person or by contacting ...


  • New certified reference material for GMO testing developed

    Legislation in the European Union requires labelling of food and feed products containing more than 0.9 % GMOs, provided the GMO has been authorised in Europe. Consequently, certified reference materials are required for the quality control of GMO measurements carried out by GMO testing laboratories. ...

  • PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi

    Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to see if they are producing toxins. Having any type of mold in high concentrations, whether it be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Crayfish plague detection: new techniques tested

    Crayfish plague, spread by invasive North American crayfish, is currently devastating native European populations. However, while the disease is commonly diagnosed on the basis of diseased animals, free-living infective spores can contaminate water bodies. In the first study to test detection techniques for this disease in natural waterways, researchers found that invasive signal crayfish release ...

  • EMSL Analytical Introduces New Easy To Use Bed Bug Test Kit

    EMSL Analytical has created a bed bug testing kit to simplify the process of bed bug identification for pest control professionals. Our new testing kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for taking samples of the suspected pests, making it easy to detect and identify bed bugs. Bed bugs feed exclusively on warm-blooded animals, including human, typically when they sleep. They have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Microbial Pathogen that Causes Lyme Disease Identified through qPCR Testing

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2010, approximately 22,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported and another 8,000 more probable cases occurred nationwide. Early symptoms of Lyme disease are often similar to the flu. Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram-negative bacteria and is also the cause of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a zoonotic, vector-borne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • E. coli Fecal Contamination Identified through PCR Testing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).� DNA is found in every cell and EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including E. coli. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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