Monsanto/TwistDx collaborate on GMO tests
Monsanto and the UK diagnostics company, TwistDx (Cambridge), have agreed to develop DNA amplification-based tests for genetically modified crops. The tests will utilise TwistDx’s proprietary “Recombinase Polymerase Amplification” (RPA) technology. It produces faster results than other DNA detection tests, while maintaining a high level of specificity and senstivity, TwistDx maintains. RPA technology is seen as an alternative to polymerase chain reaction-based tests.