* Analyses in development
Conventional methods take on average 1-2 days to analyze the presence of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins2. Udetect reduced this response time up to 90 %, providing the results in less than 2 hours and without the complicated sample logistics of lab-based methods. This provides opportunities for faster response and more time to prevent outbreaks. If the cyanotoxin genes are identified, the technology is intended to be used in combination with conventional techniques helping to provide a faster and more accurate call of action.
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