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SYBR Shrimp Diagnostic Kits from Aqua Bounty Pacific

Friday, April 8, 2005

SYBR Shrimp Diagnostic Kits from Aqua Bounty Pacific: The most accurate and affordable PCR diagnostics for detection of DNA and RNA viruses now available to the industry.

 

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Aqua Bounty Pacific, Inc. (“ABP”), a unit of Aqua Bounty Technologies, Inc., announces the availability of a broad line of diagnostic kits for detection of shrimp viruses. 

 

The kits, which are marketed under the SYBR Shrimp label, were developed with a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture and validated through independent laboratory testing.  Kit configurations, which support both traditional PCR and quantitative PCR employing molecular dyes and dual-label probes, are targeted at the early detection of the five most devastating viral pathogens affecting the $7 billion shrimp industry (WSSV, IHHNV, TSV, YHV and GAV) and are appropriate for use in both large and small laboratories.

 

According to Dr. Kurt Klimpel, Chief Scientific Officer of ABP,  “The quantitative PCR kits are the most sensitive on the market and were specifically designed to reduce or eliminate false-positive responses.  In addition, we have priced the kits aggressively and offer a least-cost traditional PCR option, so that everyone in the industry can employ cutting-edge diagnostic testing to contain risk and minimize the considerable economic damage that can result from an undetected outbreak.”

 

With as much as $3 billion in lost annual productivity due to viral pathogenesis, and increasing demand by importing countries to trace food origins and conduct surveillance of production-associated disease, ABP believes the SYBR Shrimp Diagnostic Kits offer a unique opportunity for growers and customers to insure the safety and acceptability of shrimp products.  “Biosecurity is becoming a top priority for sustainable shrimp aquaculture,” Klimpel explains. “Our products are designed " and priced " to support this trend.”

 

The SYBR Shrimp kit line is the second commercial product launch in the company’s planned suite of aquatic health management tools for the shrimp aquaculture industry.  Earlier in 2004, ABP’s shrimp immunostimulant, Shrimp IMS, became commercially available as a feed additive in Mexico, providing a treatment option that can boost post-infection survival rates by two-to-thre-fold. “These and other products under development,” says Klimpel, “leave Aqua Bounty well-positioned with a suite of shrimp health products that emphasize technical quality, low cost and rapid adoption of life science discoveries for solutions to practical problems.”

 

The kits are being distributed in Asia and the Americas directly by ABP (San Diego, CA) and through a preferential marketing agreement with Corbett Research (Sidney, Australia), makers of the Rotor-Gene™ 3000 Multiplexing System (http://www.corbettresearch.com/).

 

For more information, please visit the Aqua Bounty website (http://www.aquabounty.com/), or contact Dale Levitzke of Corbett Research (Levitzke@aol.com) or Michael Erisman of Aqua Bounty (merisman@ix.netcom.com).

 

 

SYBR Shrimp TP Diagnostic Kits

Traditional PCR for simplex detection of viruses with excellent sensitivity and specificity.  Kits contain materials for 100 assays and 100 controls for one viral target per assay, and are available in three formats:  Basic (primers & controls); Extract (Basic Kit with reagent for nucleic acid extraction); and, Master (Extract Kit with all Master mixes).

 

 

DNA-TP1 (Simplex kit for WSSV or IHHNV):                                                           Format

Contents:  Color-coded primers & controls for one virus;                                              Basic

b-actin positive control; purified SPF shrimp DNA.                                                       Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

DNA-TP2 (Simplex kit for WSSV and IHHNV):

Contents:  DNA-TP1 Kit with primers & controls for                                                     Basic

both DNA viruses.                                                                                                    Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

RNA-TP1 (Simplex kit for TSV, YHV or GAV):

Contents:  Color-coded primers & controls for one virus;                                              Basic

elongation factor a-1 positive control; and, purified SPF shrimp DNA.                            Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

RNA-TP2 (Simplex kit for two RNA viruses):

Contents:  RNA-TP1 Kit with primers & controls for                                                     Basic

two viruses.                                                                                                             Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

RNA-TP3 (Simplex kit for all three RNA viruses):

Contents:  RNA-TP1 Kit with primers & controls for                                                     Basic

all three RNA viruses.                                                                                               Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

 

SYBR Shrimp SG Diagnostic Kits

Real-time quantitative PCR for detection of single or multiple viruses in a single assay using a customized SYBR Green system.  Breakthrough specificity and sensitivity eliminates most false-positives and allows for detection of 1-10 viral copies in simplex- or multiplex-format.  Master Kits contain materials for 100 assays and 100 controls.

 

 

DNA-1SG (Simplex kit for WSSV or IHHNV):                                                          Format

Contents:  Color-coded primers & controls for one virus;                                              Basic

b-actin positive control; purified SPF shrimp DNA.                                                       Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

DNA-2SG  (Multiplex kit for WSSV and IHHNV):                                                    

Contents:  DNA-1SG Kit with primers & controls for both DNA viruses.                         Basic

                                                                                                                              Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

RNA-1SG (Simplex kit for TSV, YHV or GAV):                                                       

Contents:  Color-coded primers & controls for one virus;                                              Basic

elongation factor a-1 positive control; and, purified SPF shrimp DNA.                            Extract

                                                                                    Master

RNA-2SG (Multiplex kit for two RNA viruses):                                                        

Contents:  RNA-1SG Kit with primers & controls for two RNA viruses.                          Basic

                                                                                                                              Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

 

RNA-3SG (Multiplex kit for all three RNA viruses):                                                

Contents:  RNA-1SG Kit with primers & controls for all three RNA viruses.                    Basic

                                                                                                                              Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

 

 

SYBR Shrimp DL Diagnostic Kits

Real-time quantitative PCR for detection of single or multiple viruses in a single assay using a customized, dual-label probe system.  Breakthrough specificity and sensitivity eliminates most false-positives and allows for detection of 1-10 viral copies in simplex- or multiplex-format.  Master Kits contain materials for 100 assays and 100 controls.

 

 

DNA-1DL (Simplex kit for WSSV or IHHNV):                                                           Format

Contents:  Color-coded primers, probes & controls for one virus;                                  Basic

b-actin positive control; and, purified SPF shrimp DNA.                                                  Extract

                                                                                                                                      Master

 

DNA-2DL (Multiplex kit for WSSV and IHHNV):                                                      

Contents:  DNA-1DL Kit with primers, probes, & controls for                                        Basic

both DNA viruses.                                                                                                    Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

RNA-1DL (Simplex kit for TSV, YHV or GAV):                                                        

Contents:  Color-coded primers, probes & controls for one virus;                                  Basic         

elongation factor a-1 positive control; and, purified SPF shrimp DNA.                            Extract

                                                                                                                               Master

 

 

RNA-2DL (Multiplex kit for two RNA viruses):                                                        

Contents:  RNA-1DL Kit with primers, probes & controls for                                         Basic

two RNA viruses.                                                                                                     Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

 

RNA-3DL Kit (Multiplex kit for all three RNA viruses):                                           

Contents:  RNA-1DL Kit with primers, probes & controls for all                                     Basic

three RNA viruses.                                                                                                   Extract

                                                                                                                              Master

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