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Wilmington, Delaware, July 1, 2009

DuPont Qualicon Introduces DuPontâ„¢ PCR Reagent Kits

Molecular biologists in government labs, academia and industry who practice the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with customized primers for detecting DNA can now use DuPont™ PCR Reagent Kits to simplify the process.

The PCR tablets in each kit deliver high-quality, standardized PCR reagents in a convenient, tableted format that provides standardization, long shelf life and stability. Users simply hydrate the tablets with their own primers and template DNA from biological samples such as bacteria, viruses and more.

“These kits provide research and industry with maximum convenience and flexibility ,” said Amy Smith, regulatory specialist – DuPont Qualicon. “Customers can use the DuPont™ PCR Reagent Kits with any open PCR system and their detection method of choice for consistently reliable, reproducible reactions.”

DuPont Qualicon also markets the award-winning BAX® system, which uses leading-edge technology, including PCR assays, tableted reagents and optimized media, to detect pathogens in food and the environment. With certifications and regulatory approvals in the Americas, Asia and Europe, the BAX® system is recognized globally as the most advanced pathogen testing system available to food companies.  For tracking contamination and pinpointing its source, the DuPont Qualicon RiboPrinter® system is an automated DNA-based method that identifies bacteria and provides sub-species characterization in the same test. For more information and photos, please visit www.qualicon.com.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company.  Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.