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Uganda: Tapeworm (E. felidis)

November 13, 2018

Germany: Cyanobacteria

November 13, 2018

Germany: Notch Signalling Pathway

November 13, 2018

Israel: Synthetic Virology

The authors developed a methodology for analysing their synthetically derived viruses using the Mic.

Australia: Insertion Deletion Polymorphisms using HRM

The study showed that HRM on the Mic provided the best spatial separation of insertion deletion polymorphisms compared with the Rotor-Gene 6000 and CFX Connect.

Ireland: Meningitis/encephalitis

Multiplexed diagnostic qPCR assay for the detection of Neisseria meningitidis and other pathogens associated with meningitis/encephalitis.

Germany and UK: Middle ear disease

Real time PCR was used to measure gene expression levels of the pro-inflammatory genes TNFa and A20, along with the innate immune protein lipocalin 2 and the Toll like receptor 4, which is a mediator of inflammatory signalling

Australia: Livestock and Soils

Ian Marsh works at the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries). This is the NSW Centre for Animal and Plant Biosecurity that undertakes plant and animal research and diagnostics.

New Zealand: Bee Virus

The design of new qPCR assays for trypanosomes and the use of existing primers together with our use of high resolution melting have confirmed the presence of both Lotmaria passim and several strains of the Lake Sinai Virus group in New Zealand.

Uganda: HIV Detection

ATCG uses the Magnetic Induction Cycler (MIC) real-time quantitative PCR instruments with a lower detection limit for circulating HIV-RNA of 1 copy per microliter of plasma.

Australia and Europe: Crop Disease Management

“From leaf samples using MIC, you can determine the genetic makeup of the pathogen population, determining not only the presence of genetic mutations that might affect fungicide performance but also the frequency of the population with that mutation”.

New Zealand: Honey Production

DNA is extracted from pollen present in honey and then tested using a multiplex qPCR assay (ManKan TM honey test) to detect the levels of Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) DNA. This method was developed and validated by dnature diagnostics & research Ltd and Scion Research as part of the Ministry for Primary Industries Mānuka Honey Science programme. The assay is one of the key tests that is used to verify authenticity of monofloral and multifloral Mānuka honey.