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French company specialised in molecular biology and biotechnology has developed an innovative diagnostic kit allowing a rapid and efficacious detection of toxic microalgae in aquatic environments to help forestall harmful toxic blooms. The company is looking for distributors, agents and resellers of their product.
Toxic microalgae are photosynthetic unicellular microorganisms able to proliferate and produce toxins causing substantial economic and health damage. The origin of algal blooms is not well characterised and even though certain periods favour the proliferation of microalgae, there is no specific model to predict their appearance and their cinnection with human activities. This is why it is preferable to implement an ongoing monitoring of sensitive aquatic sites in contact with humans, livestock or aquaculture production.
This French company has developed an innovative diagnostic kit using microarrays for the quick and effective detection of toxic microalgae to help anticipate harmful blooms. They are looking for trade intermediaries for their product: distributors, agents and resellers.
Using microarrays, this kit is a rapid and efficient diagnostic tool allowing detection of multiple microbial targets in four hours without the need for taxonomic knowledge. Compared to current molecular and cellular approaches offering a limited number of detectable targets, this solution provides a larger diagnostic scope, is less time-consuming and, as a result, more cost-effective.
Each kit contains:
- 20 blocked slides printed with the nucleic probes (in two replicates)
- A control device for positive hybridisation
- A control device for the effective RNA (ribonucleic acid) extraction
- A labelling kit with Cy5 (cyanine dye) marker and purified RNA markers
- A detailed protocole describing the implementation procedure
- A Gal file to locate and name the probes on the slides
Allows identification and quantification of more than 40 toxic microalgae species.
The company is looking for distributors, agents and resellers. Potential partners should have a wide client portfolio in the water sector, comprising players such as municipalities and water monitoring agencies, aquaculture companies, R&D institutes operating in the field of aquatic ressources etc.Technical and scientific knowledge in terms of microbiology could prove a serious asset in promoting the product and enhancing sales.