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July 16, 2015


New Device Tests for EMS/AHPND in Thirty Minutes


Summary: This article describers a portable, on-site, EMS/AHPND detection device with accompanying polymerase chain reaction assays that can quickly identify EMS/AHPND markers and the associated plasmid and toxin 1 gene in shrimp, water, live feed or other sources.  The device contains rechargeable batteries and delivers its results in about 30 minutes.


Information: Simon Chung, Vice President Global Sales, GeneReach Biotechnology Corp., 19, Keyuan 2nd Road, Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung 407 Taiwan) (email, webpage


Sources: 1. The Global Aquaculture Advocate (The Global Magazine for Farmed Seafood).  Editor, Darryl Jory (  Rapid On-Site Diagnostic Tool for AHPND Management.  Simon Chung, Dr. Pei-Yu Alison Lee and Li-Juan Ma.  Volume 18, Issue 4, Page 16, July/August 2015.  2. GeneReach’s Website.  July 16, 2015.

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