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China: New rapid potato virus detection kit boosts yield and profits

Fresh Common Potato
Vegetables
China
Innovation & Technology
Published Jan 27, 2024

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A team at Southwest University, led by Professor Lyu Dianqiu, has developed a rapid detection kit for potato virus that can deliver results in just 5 minutes. The kit, which uses biotechnology-derived immunological antibodies and innovative nano-microsphere materials, is simple to use, highly sensitive, specific, and cost-effective, making it ideal for field testing. The team holds the intellectual property rights to the core gene sequences of the antibodies and the manufacturing equipment is domestically produced. The kit is already in use in various provinces in China and 1,000 kits have been supplied to countries in the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Test results are available within 5 minutes "We have spent four years independently developing this series of products," said Professor Lyu Dianqiu, the head of the potato team at the Integrative Science Center of Germplasm Creation at Southwest University and the chief expert of the Chongqing Potato Industry Technology System Innovation Team. The self-developed rapid detection kit for potato virus, developed by Professor Lyu and his team, employs biotechnology-derived immunological antibodies and innovative nano-microsphere materials and delivers test results in just 5 minutes, replacing traditional materials. Professor Lyu said the kit is simple to operate, highly sensitive, specific, and cost-effective, making it particularly suitable for field testing. His team has developed four types of virus nano-simulated enzyme immunoassay kits, including PVX and PVY, which are ten times more sensitive than colloidal gold test strips. He emphasized their product's core competitiveness ...
Source: Argenpapa
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