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Posted: Oct 13, 2010
NanoLogix Launches New Family of 'Quick-Tests' Designed to Identify Bacteria 3 to 4 Times Faster Than Traditional Technology
(Nanowerk News) NanoLogix, Inc. announces its new Quick-Test product line for detection and identification of aerobic live-cell bacteria. With the NanoLogix Quick-Tests, the research community will be able to obtain high-sensitivity analysis results in reduced time with lower costs than traditional technologies. The new NanoLogix Quick Test product line complements the Company's existing BNP and BNF membrane and filtration technologies with a projected market of medical laboratories, food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical, university and other institutional users.
The NanoLogix Quick-Tests detect and identify a multitude of live-cell bacteria, such as E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, with the additional capability of rapid identification of yeasts. These results can be obtained in as little as a quarter of the time of conventional methods, in concentrations potentially as small as a single cell.
Dr. Sergey Gazenko, developer of BNC, BNP, and BNF technologies stated, "We've taken our current, peer-reviewed technology and developed the Quick-Test technology to assist in reducing the time required in sample analysis and subsequent diagnosis."
"With infectious diseases being the second leading cause of death worldwide, the demand for fast, inexpensive and simple testing methods that do not require specialized equipment or complex training is growing. To assist in satisfying that demand, NanoLogix's Quick-Tests were developed to provide the ability to obtain rapid analysis results without large capital expenditures and increased burdens on existing staff," said Bret Barnhizer, NanoLogix CEO.
Each Quick-Test kit is designed to provide results for fifty individual tests of the targeted bacteria and each test kit is identified by the name of that specific bacteria, e.g., E.coli Quick-Test, Salmonella Quick-Test, etc. NanoLogix currently has Quick Tests available for E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria with additional bacteria Quick-Tests available upon request. For more information please visit www.nanologix.com.
Update On NanoLogix and US EPA CRADA
The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement recently signed between NanoLogix and the United States Environmental Protection Agency with the goal of improving comprehensive water quality testing runs through 2012. For more details pertaining to the NanoLogix CRADA with the EPA, please visit, http://www.epa.gov/microbes/mceardnewsarchive.html.
About NanoLogix, Inc.
NanoLogix is a biotechnology company focused primarily on rapid diagnostics. Its products offer accelerated detection and identification of microorganisms. In addition to medical and homeland security applications, NanoLogix technology is applicable in pharmaceutical, industrial, veterinary and environmental testing.
Patents granted to NanoLogix can be used in the areas of applied microbiology, soil microbiology and bioremediation, microbial physiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, pharmaco-kinetics, and antibiotic sensitivity.