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[16 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,243 views]
Little Rock firm develops rapid test for E. coli

Preliminary tests by scientists at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Center for Food Safety and a federal agency have confirmed that a technology developed by the center’s industry collaborator, Litmus Rapid-B LLC (LRB), will provide a significant improvement over current conventional methods for detecting pathogenic E. coli bacteria.
LRB’s detection technology was validated by a lab of the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Emergency Response Network (FERN). The tests by the university scientists confirmed the performance claims by LRB, and also mirrored the FDA FERN lab’s data …