Agdia commercializes ToBRFV immunostrip to complete diagnostic suite

Agdia has added an ImmunoStrip to their Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) diagnostic suite. Their ImmunoStrip for ToBRFV is the third diagnostic assay launched by Agdia in the first half of 2021 for the detection of this pathogen. Their high-specificity ELISA assay for ToBRFV was released on January 7, followed by a rapid molecular AmplifyRP XRT for ToBRFV on January 12.

Tomato and pepper seeds, transplants, and fruits from certain countries are subject to a USDA-APHIS Federal Import Order in the United States. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus has also been classified as a quarantine pathogen by EPPO (European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization).

Agdia’s ImmunoStrip for ToBRFV has been validated for use with tomato, pepper, and petunia samples and has been tested against ToBRFV isolates from around the globe.

Cross-reactivity was observed with a Tomato mottle mosaic virus (ToMMV) sample. Very mild cross-reactivity was observed with Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) samples. No other cross-reactions were observed when testing other Tobamoviruses, including Bell pepper mosaic virus (BPeMV), Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV), Kyuri green mottle mosaic virus (KGMMV), Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), Tobacco mild green mosaic virus (TMGMV), and Zucchini Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (ZGMMV).

Agdia’s ImmunoStrip platform aims to provide end-users with a high level of utility. ImmunoStrips are intended to work for use in the lab or in the field by those having no previous diagnostic experience, and results are visualized within 30 minutes.  Increasing levels of market demand persist for field-deployable plant pathogen detection products and Agdia maintains they will continue to expand this area of their catalog.

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