Tetracore appoint Southern Scientific as their new exclusive UK agent
8th June 2010
Founded by former UNSCOM Inspectors and leading DoD Scientists, Tetracore is a biotechnology research and development organization that develops highly innovative diagnostic reagents, assays, detection devices for infectious diseases and biological warfare (BW) threat agents. The company focuses on antibody-based and nucleic acid-based detection reagents and technologies.The four founding scientists, Gary Long, Ph. D., Beverly L. Mangold, Ph.D. Thomas W. O'Brien, Ph.D., and William M. Nelson, M.D. (CDR, US Navy Ret.), have been leaders in the development of advanced diagnostic technology for use by the Joint Program Office for Bio-defense (JPO), the Department of Defense (DOD), FBI, and DOE.
Through Tetracore, Southern Scientific now offers a new range of highly specific, rapid, antibody-based test kits and antibody reagents for the detection of BW infectious agents an toxins. Tetracore also supply a line of real-time, probe hydrolysis Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assays for sensitive and specific detection of animal pathogens. In addition, Tetracore contracts with the US Government for development of real-time PCR diagnostic tests for BW agents, novel nucleic acid extraction procedures, and specialised nucleic acid products.