Environmental Biotech Lab participated in the USDA/GIPSA Proficiency Test

ELISA analysis of protein expression in corn

ELISA analysis of protein expression in corn

SynTech’s Environmental Biotech Lab at Stilwell, Kansas participated successfully in the October 2013 USDA/GIPSA Proficiency Testing. The Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), a subdivision of the USDA, conducts regular Proficiency Tests for laboratories analysing crops for GMO traits.

The SynTech Lab was provided with corn samples having  a range of concentrations of various events, and our qualitative ELISA, PCR and Lateral Flow strip analyses agreed 100% with the keys provided, for all events or proteins tested. These included T25, TC1507, Herculex RW, and MIR604, the promoter CaMV35S , as well as the proteins pat, Cry1Ab, Cry1F, and Cry2.

See the GIPSA Proficiency Testing Report October 2013 in which SynTech participated – page 63