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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Jointly Develops Ricin Detection Technology with National Police Agency.

Tokyo, Japan, Oct 4, 2005 - (JCNN) - The Glyco-Informatics Team, an in-house research unit of the Research Center for Advanced Bionics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), has developed the world's first highly-sensitive, fast ricin (known as RCA60, caster bean-based biotoxin) detection technology, in collaboration with the Department of Forensic Science, National Research Institute of Police Science, National Police Academy.

The technology utilizes AIST's proprietary carbohydrate ligand to detect even 15ng of ricin, 1/10,000 the amount of lethal dose, in just 10 minutes, and, with combined use of three synthesized sugar derivatives fixed on a toxin sensor chip, identifies RCA60 and RCA120, similarly structured recin agglutinin.

Going forward, AIST will continue to work on easy-to-use detection kits in a national project sponsored by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

Source: JCN http://www.japancorp.net

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