WCS to Present Newly Developed Biomeme Test Kits at ZACC Conference


On Friday, Jan 26th, 2018 Tracie Seimon, Ph.D. will give a presentation at ZACC (Zoo and Aquarium committing to conservation) in Jacksonville Florida on the new Biomeme test kits her team has developed. 

"One of the tests we're currently developing for Biomeme's mobile thermocycler is a DNA test kit for barcoding at the border. This will allow us to identify species at a country border so we can better arm law enforcement with the data they need to stop illegal trade."

- Dr. Tracie Seimon, Molecular Scientist | Wildlife Conservation Society

ZACC brings together zoo and aquarium professionals from all departments and field conservationists from around the world for a 5-day event filled with animal and plant conservation, collaboration, motivation, and fun. Dr. Seimon is a Molecular Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Zoological Health Program.  WCS mission is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. They have set the bar for science, conservation action, and education in the pursuit of conservation for over a century.  Dr. Seimon and her colleagues will give a presentation on the Biomeme kits WCS is developing. The talk is entitled "Genetic Testing On-the-go: Developing Field Applications for Handheld Molecular Technology as Conservation Tools"   

Are you interested in running your own real-time PCR test using the Biomeme platform? Check out our full suite of end-to-end real-time PCR products - from DNA and RNA purification to running a test at the point of sample on a hand-held PCR thermocycler to finally analyzing your real-time PCR test results - here.

Do you need to take your assay into the field, but you don't see an existing test on our website? We offer an open platform for quick on-site real-time PCR - you bring the primers; we’ll bring the master mix. Contact us to develop your assay for the Biomeme platform here.