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ADNucleis develops a polymerase chain reaction – PCR

ADNucleisPCR, an alternative technique to traditional culture methods in Petri dishes


An analytical technique developed over 20 years ago, the PCR is known to allow the isolation, identification and quantification of DNA from bacteria, viruses, parasites, allergens and GMOs within a very short time of around 1 to 3 h in application areas including food hygiene, animal health and/or human health.


Previously restricted, for reasons of cost, to the detection of a few pathogens in food hygiene and to products with a short shelf-life, the objective of Professor Michel Franck, CEO of ADNucleis, was to expand the indications for this PCR technique to the identification and quantification of traditional hygiene indicators (total flora, E. coli, coliforms, Pseudomonas spp., Listeria spp.) and/or pathogens (Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, Cronobacter sakazakii, STEC like E. coli O157:H7, viruses, parasites etc.). This objective has today been achieved thanks to a new “breakthrough” method at a cost equivalent to the cost of culture methods.


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