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090010: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping of E. Coli 0157:H7

E. coli O157:H7 is a major health problem causing infection in more than 70,000 patients a year in the United States. These infections may be both in large outbreaks as well as isolated sporadic infections in small numbers of individuals. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) typically uses Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) for identifying...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Whittam, Shannon Manning, David Alland, Alifiya Motiwala
Keywords(s): E. Coli, Food Safety, Rapid Test, SNP Genotyping Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Environment

050074: PCR-Based Capsular Typing Method for Serotyping Group B Streptococci

Group B streptococci (GBS), although generally carried asymptotically, can cause invasive disease in newborns, pregnant women, and immunocompromised adults. This bacteria is the most common cause of neonatal and obstetric sepsis and an increasing cause of septicemia in the elderly and immunocompromised patients. It affects approximately 20,000 people/year,...