Billerica, MA-based Millipore Corp., a provider of products and services for laboratories, and San Diego, CA-based GenProbe Inc., a nucleic acid test
manufacturer, announced an agreement in which Millipore will market and sell Gen-Probe's Mycoplasma Tissue Culture Non-Isotopic (MTC-NI) test.
In a statement online at www.fda.gov/cber/tissue/nat.htm, the FDA said, "When new testing methods, such as nucleic acid tests
(NAT), become available for use with cadaveric specimens, FDA plans to communicate with tissue establishments if we believe that the use of the new test would be required under FDA's tissue regulations."
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The combination of this test, and Bayer's current line of VERSANT(R) HIV and HCV viral nucleic acid tests
, delivers on Bayer's strategy to become a leader in NAD assay virology.