Environmental & Food Testing

Digital PCR for GMO testing, pathogen detection in the environment

From genetically modified organism (GMO) testing, to identifying food adulteration,  to analyzing SARS-Cov-2 in human wastewater samples, digital PCR can be used to precisely quantitate the levels of nucleic acids across food and environmental applications. 

Literature on applications of digital PCR continue to expand, reaching across the breadth of the environmental space with analysis on aquatic systems, microbial biodegration, plant nuclei genotyping, and population-level  pathogen detection, particularly because of digital PCR’s better tolerance to inhibitors.

From sample extraction to analysis for food and environmental testing

The Nio+ system offers a fast, easy-to-use platform for quantification of genetic targets. In order to detect and quantify multiple genetic targets in a single run, the Nio+ system also offers the highest multiplexing available on the market today. When coupled with a sample preparation platform such as the Maxwell® RSC instruments from Promega, users are provided with a seamless end-to-end workflow – from sample preparation to analysis.

5 EU-authorized GM soybean lines and 1 soybean endogene quantified in a single reaction.
Assay characterization – linearity.

Digital PCR for food and environmental testing applications 

Stilla provides digital PCR kits out-of-the-box, as well as custom assay design services in order to help researchers characterize and quantify genetic targets across applications for food and environmental testing.

  1. Application Notes

    Effect of inhibitors – Crystal Digital PCR™ vs qPCR

  2. Webinar

    Benefits of Crystal Digital PCR™ for Environmental and Food Testing

  3. Webinar

    Nucleus Genotyping using Crystal Digital PCR™

  4. Publications

    Simpler and faster Covid-19 testing: Strategies to streamline SARS-CoV-2 molecular assays

  5. Publications

    Absolute quantification of priority bacteria in aquaculture using digital PCR

  6. Publications

    High-throughput measuring of meiotic recombination rates in barley pollen nuclei using Crystal Digital PCR™

  7. Publications

    Duplex digital droplet PCR for the determination of apricot kernels in marzipan

  8. Publications

    Highly Sensitive Quantification of Plasma SARS-CoV-2 RNA Sheds Light on its Potential Clinical Value

  9. Application Notes

    A 3-color Crystal Digital PCR kit for detection of Covid-19


Getting started with digital PCR

From custom assay design services to onsite training, Stilla has the knowledge and expertise to help researchers get started on their workflow. Stilla technologies has compiled several statistical tools to help get your started with your digital PCR assays, including:

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Learn more about what the Nio+ system and Crystal Digital PCR™ can do for your research