Life Technologies and IMEGEN Develop Horse DNA Test

The RapidFinder Equine ID Kit detects equine DNA from meat samples to help allay public concern, firms say.

  • March 1, 2013

GLASGOW, U.K. - Life Technologies and Instituto de Medicina Genómica (IMEGEN) announced the development of the RapidFinder Equine ID Kit to detect the presence of equine DNA extracted from meat samples. The kit is optimized for its use in all Applied Biosystems Real-Time PCR Instruments, the firms said.

"As global leaders in food testing products, we recognize the importance of public confidence in knowing that the meat on their plate is safe to eat and is exactly what it says on the label," siad Nir Nimrodi, vice president and general manager for Animal Health & Food Safety, Life Technologies, adding that the RapidFinder Equine ID Kit will identify the presence of horse DNA from sample to result within the same day.

The RapidFinder Equine Kit is immediately available in Europe, Middle East & Africa and via Life Technologies distributors according to local regulatory requirements.