National Reference Centre for GMO Detection in Mexico
It is a pleasure to greet you, about item 1 and 3, the National Reference Center for GMO Detection belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture in Mexico we constantly work to maintain the analysis of Genetically Modified Organisms in products of agri-food interest according to the applicable national and international legislation.
We currently use the real-time PCR and digital PCR techniques that are accredited under ISO 17025, our laboratory is accredited since 2011, is certified in ISO 19001, 14001 and 45001
We have validated methods to analyze 10 different plant matrices, 31 genetic modification events, 3 sieve elements (35S, tNOS and PFMV) with a LOD = 0.025% and a LOQ = 0.1%
In 2013, we collaborated with the National Metrology Center (CENAM) in the project to generate 9 Certified Reference Materials for Genetically Modified Organisms in a high percentage that was fully supported with resources from the SAGARPA-CONACYT FUND, thanks to this project we currently have Materials reference for corn, soy and wheat.
In 2017, we collaborated with CENAM to demonstrate the ability to measure GMOs in Mexico using digital PCR, in the proficiency test for the National Metrology Centers organized by the BIMP CCQM, two samples of genetically modified canola were measured and the results obtained were very close to the expected value.
It is important to highlight that a fundamental aspect at the high analytical level of the CNRDOGM has been the constant support to have infrastructure, supplies, training and the commitment and professionalism of the staff.
posted on 2019-11-07 18:03 UTC by M. en S. MARIA GUADALUPE BARRERA ANDRADE, Mexico