Romer Labs has introduced two new monitoring tools for the detection of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed by Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade insect-resistant corn (also known as Event 5307). These tests were developed with support from Syngenta for growers and others who will handle Agrisure Duracade grain, because the grain is not yet approved for import in China and the European Union. Romer Labs’ AgraStrip TraitChek eCry3.1Ab lateral flow tests are easy to use, accurate and affordable, according to the company. The TraitChek system allows for the qualitative detection of one (1) Agrisure Duracade corn kernel in 400 non-Agrisure Duracade kernels (0.25%) at the grain elevator, with results visualized in 3 to 5 minutes, thereby expediting grain processing. Also available are the AgraStrip SeedChek eCry3.1Ab lateral flow and ELISA-based systems to rapidly test seed lots for quality control requirements as well as leaf tissue samples in the field or lab.

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