WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneThera Inc. (OTCQB: GTHR) is pleased to announce that Applied Genetics, GeneThera's majority owned subsidiary, has initiated commercial operation of its molecular diagnostic laboratory based in Monterrey, Mexico. Applied Genetics molecular diagnostic laboratory is the first molecular laboratory in Mexico, to date, which is capable to detect Johne's disease at the molecular level in milk, blood, and feces from dairy cows, goats and sheep infected with the disease using state-of-the-art molecular technology. Applied Genetics utilizes GeneThera proprietary Johne's disease HerdCheck™ Field Collection System (FCS) Molecular Assay. Dr. Tony Milici, interim president of Applied Genetics and CEO of GeneThera, stated; "The starting of Applied Genetics commercial operation is a great success for GeneThera. I think it is pretty remarkable that we were able to accomplish our goal in less than 18 months. This achievement was made possible thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Company's management and the outstanding support of our loyal investors and collaborators. I have to thank deeply all the people who believed in the Company and its ability to achieve its goals; I am grateful."
Nutrition Avanzada, GeneThera's exclusive buyer and distributor of the proprietary Johne's disease molecular system in Mexico, has entered into an agreement with a large veterinary laboratory in Northern Mexico. This agreement will provide access to about 20,000 animals initially. These animals will be tested for the presence of mycobacterium paratuberculosis in milk, blood and feces. Positive animals will be tested every 3 months to monitor progress of the disease. The cost of the test will range from US $30.00 – $32.00. In addition, Nutrition Avanzada is in the final negotiation stages with two of the largest dairy companies in Mexico.
As previously announced Nutricion Avanzada will pu
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