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GMO detection

The Institute for reference materials and measurements, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, intends to draw up a list of laboratories and service providers interested in carrying out analysis with a view to characterising base materials used for the produc...

The Institute for reference materials and measurements, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, intends to draw up a list of laboratories and service providers interested in carrying out analysis with a view to characterising base materials used for the production of reference materials. Laboratories and service providers interested in performing single corn analysis for the specific detection of Bt-11, Bt-176, PMON 810 and T25 maize, roundup ready soya and other genetically modified organisms (GMOs), are invited to tender applications for inclusion on this list. The GMOs may be released now or in the future both inside and outside the EU. Each kernel has to be checked thoroughly for avoidance of cross contamination by other kernels and dust. In general 100 to 200 kernels have to be analysed with appropriate PCR methods in order to ascertain for each one that they are consistently non-GMO kernels. Furthermore an event specific GMO detection has to be carried out. Kernels shall have to be analysed with PCR or appropriate methods for being homozygous or heterozygous GMO kernels. Sequences of primers and targets used must be disclosed, information will be treated confidentially upon request. For further information please contact: European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements Retieseweg B-2440 Geel Fax +32-14-584273

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