EnviroLogix launches quick GMO grain testing kits
November 01, 2001
by Emily Wilson
EnviroLogix Inc. announces its QuickStix test kits that offer fast, reliable testing for genetically modified soybeans, specifically Monsanto’s Roundup Ready brand of soybeans, in trucks, barges and bulk containers. QuickStix test kits provide positive or negative results within five minutes, the company said.
To perform the test, extract the sample with water, drop in a QuickStix strip and read the result. QuickStix detects the presence of the specific protein to a sensitivity of 1 in 1,000 grains.
Each QuickStix kit is packaged with 100 tests and costs U.S. $350.
EnviroLogix is licensed by Monsanto to develop and market tests for transgenic traits in a number of crops, including Roundup Ready soybeans, corn, cotton and canola.
EnviroLogix develops, manufactures and markets immunoassay test kits for the food safety and water quality markets and offers custom antibody and assay development services. For more information, visit www.envirologix.com.