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Japan’s Takara Bio To Market Campylobacter Test

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Takara Bio announced May 20 it will market a campylobacter test kit using polymerase chain reaction method. Takara Bio obtained the technology from Fuso Pharmaceutical and Osaka Prefecture University, who jointly developed the technology. According to the company, campylobacter-caused food poisonings have been increasing recently. The test kit is able to quickly test and specifically identify C. jejuni, which is the causing factor, from C. Coli and C. fetus, the other two kinds of campylobacter. Currently, it takes one week to test and identify, by using the PCR method, the test kit takes as little as three hours. (Click here for more - Japanese language
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