June 2012
Veterinary Ireland Journal;Jun2012, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p280
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a Europewide survey commissioned by global biotechnology company Life Technologies Inc., according to which, veterinarians and farmers want speed and accuracy as the key features from diagnostic tests. According to Frederic Bar, senior marketing manager at Life Technologies, the veterinarians could get faster and accurate-results by specifying polymerase chain reaction when they submit samples to diagnostic laboratories.


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