Agdia-Biofords provides diagnostic solutions based on immunological and molecular technologies for plant pathogens and GMO. We use rapid kits Flashkits for the presence of GMOs or bacteria, viruses or fungi in plants. These test strips (similar to pregnancy tests) that is dipped in a bag containing a reagent in which crushed a small amount of vegetable. Plant pathology testing kits.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Agriculture Monitoring and Testing
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
In 1976 Alister Voller, Mike Clark, and associates reported the successful and sensitive detection of plant viruses by ELISA. Two years earlier, Voller , Engvall, Bidwell and Huldt developed the microwell ELISA plate. This technology arrived just in time to test and select plants grown by tissue culture and to assist clean plant programs using one-way pass-through propagation methods. The rapid exploration and acceptance of ELISA created an immediate need for optimized, validated tests, for kits, for quality controlled antibodies, enzyme conjugates and accessories. Agdia, Inc. was formed to meet this need.
Agdia’s first tests were developed for common potato pathogens, i.e., the viruses, PVX, PVY, PLRV, PVS, PVM, PVA and the bacteria, ringrot [Cms] and blackleg [Eca]. Next, a Testing Service was developed to help those who needed testing results but did not want to perform the tests themselves. The products and services were an instant hit.
Agdia grew quickly as its products and services became known worldwide. In rapid succession many tests were developed for fruit, ornamental and field crops. And, significant advances were made in test formats and test type, including, the PathoScreen test format, the potyvirus group test, membrane assays for viroids, nested PCR for phytoplasma, PCR virus group tests and ImmunoStrips. All of this was possible only because a worldwide community of scientists and customers provided technology, biomaterials, plant samples and constant encouragement.
Agdia’s continuing focus on developing and performing tests for plant pathogens and dedication to confidential customer service and support have earned a special trust and place in the worldwide agricultural community. We value and treasure this trust. And, with each day, we dedicate ourselves anew to providing you with products and service that enable you to grow healthy crops with confidence.
We provide products and services to different industries and professionals as seed, growers, plant research and diagnostic laboratories.
We work closely with people coming from different industries (ornamentals, vegetables, fruits and field crops) to contribute to the control of plant pathogens and help to the development of new varieties and to lot production quality control.
Our GMO diagnostic solutions are used mainly by seed companies and breeders to perform their new trait development and production quality control.
Our Mission is to contribute of the development of high quality and yield production, by providing reliable, innovative tools for the detection of plant pathogens and transgenic traits.
Our Values: Customer satisfaction, Responsibility, Performance.
Our Ambition is to become the leading brand for plant pathogen diagnostic solutions tools and expertise by being able to understand and anticipate the concrete and evolving needs of our customers and partners. To reach this objective, we daily involve all of our teams to the research and the development of new, reliable and innovative solutions to help our customers to create value for their own businesses.
Our 30 years old allowed us to accumulate expertise in the field of plant pathogen through our employees, customers and scientific collaborations through all over the world.
Agdia Inc. presentation:
Agdia Inc. is an American company located in Elkhart, Indiana, USA. Agdia has been founded in the beginning of 80’s by Dr. Chester Sutula (Excellence in Industry American Phytopathological Society Award) to adapt the ELISA technology to the development of diagnostic test for the Agricultural markets.
Today, Agdia Inc. is one of the leader in the field of Traits and plant pathogen detection (virus, bacteria and fungi), and quantification of plant hormones.
Agdia Inc. employs about 60 people with the third dedicated to R&D. Agdia acquired a good and strong reputation thanks to the several partnerships and collaborations with the American scientific network: USDA, Cornell, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington universities, etc…