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January 14, 2014

United States

Arizona—Diagnostic Test for EMS


University of Arizona (UA) researchers have created a diagnostic test that allows shrimp farmers and hatchery personnel to quickly diagnose early mortality syndrome (EMS).  Arizona scientist Dr. Donald Lightner helped develop the test, and he’s getting it into the hands of shrimp farmers overseas through Tech Launch Arizona, the university’s branch that gets developments from the UA out of the lab and onto the market.  UA has a licensing agreement with GeneReach Biotechology to make the test available worldwide.


Information: Paul Tumarkin, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tech Launch Arizona, 220 West 6th Street, University Services Annex, 4th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0300, USA (phone 1-520-621-5000, email, webpage


Information: Donald V. Lightner, Professor, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, The University of Arizona, Building 90, Room 102,1117 East Lowell Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA (phone 1-520-621-4438, fax 1-520-621-4899, email, webpage


Information: Dr. Pei-Yu Alison Lee, GeneReach Biotechnology Corp., No. 19, Keyuan 2nd Road, Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung, 407 Taiwan (phone 886-4-24639869, fax 886-4-24638255, email, webpage


Source: Tucson News Now.  UA Scientists Help Save Shrimp.  Christopher Francis (email  December 14, 2014.

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