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The presence of plant pathogens and pests in the field causes huge losses in the yield of crops and ornamental plants. One of the key elements to reduce the impact of any plant pathogen is the correct detection of infected plants and/or contaminated soil and water. Valitest EU project is focusing on the validation of plant health diagnostics. During the 1st semester of 2021, Valitest is offering several online workshops to introduce the importance of plant pathogens detection and test validation in diagnostic kits. This online workshops will offer you an opportunity to increase your theoretical and practical knowledge in diverse molecular techniques. As part of the Valitest consortium, ClearDetections presents you an unique opportunity to try our plant pathogenic nematode species Real-time PCR diagnostic kits in your own laboratory. Specifically, you will be able to detect Bursaphelenchus xylophilus or Meloidogyne chitwoodi. This practical session will be done in combination with five webinars, which will provide further theoretical support.





For more information about training sessions and webinars program, check the following invitation: Training activities announcements Dec 2020 .





If you have further questions you can visit Valitest website, or contact us directly in info@cleardetections.com.





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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773139.




















Fusarium wilt disease on banana, caused by the fungal
pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4
(TR4), is a major threat for banana plantations.







In August 2019 ICA - Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario announced the confirmation of the presence of Fusarium wilt Disease Tropical race 4 in the country (follow link). ClearDetections has been in close contact with the scientist in charge of the diagnostic of FOC TR4 in Colombia Dr. Fernando Garcia-Bastidas by providing support and a fast and reliable tool to help identify this problem.





ClearDetections Real-Time PCR Diagnostic kit for Fusarium Wilt Disease is being used to detect the pathogen in infected samples, by providing an easy, fast and reliable tool for diagnostic.





ClearDetections is grateful for the trust and collaboration from Dr. Fernando Garcia-Bastidas and we are available to collaborate with any country or organization facing the threat of FOC TR4.





The first step to tackle the problem is Diagnostics!





For further information and collaborations please contact our Operations Manager Marta Santos.



We updated our manual versions referring to products related with Fusairum wilt Disease TR4 disease and Banana Plant DNA extraction.





We made them more clear and fine-tuned aspects to improve your user experience.





We kindly invite you to download them here today and start using them. For further questions or information please do not hesitate to contact us.







Do you wish to get familiar with DNA extraction and Real-Time PCR Diagnostics using ClearDetections techniques? That is possible by arranging a training section.





Do you need assistance to set-up our technology in a laboratory? We can design you a tailor-made program to facilitate this.





My name is Marta Santos and I am looking forward to discuss and to work together to find what suits you best! Reach out via marta.santos@cleardetections.com. Or +31 6 15063020











Who are we?





ClearDetections is a small private enterprise focused on delivering revolutionary plant disease Diagnostic tools to our clients Worldwide. We develop and produce Real-Time PCR Diagnostic kits for relevant plant pests and we work close together with Wageningen University, plant Health authorities and reference labs, to ensure top quality personalized products and services that respond to stakeholders needs.





Who are we looking for?





We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, well organized and accurate molecular research technician. You can work independently on a small team, performing tasks in diverse areas as laboratory management, production & sales and research & development projects.





You will:





·         Be participant in challenging R&D projects concerning product development and product optimization & international projects.





·         Conduct optimization of SOPs according to ISO9001:2015 standards





·         Have an important role in our lab management & maintenance activities





·         Be responsible for production & shipping of molecular biology tools & for their technical delivery to our customers worldwide





Your profile:





·         You have a MSc degree in the field of molecular biology, molecular phytopathology, molecular forensics or biotechnology and affinity with phytopathology.





·         You have previous experience with development, validation and demonstration of DNA-extraction and Real-time PCR-based assays for the detection of plant diseases, namely nematodes.





·         You have previous experience with primer or probe design and Real-time PCR assay development.





·         You can handle maintenance & administration tasks associated with production & sales.





·         You are fluent in English (written & spoken), German and Dutch are a plus





We offer:





A challenging job opportunity in a still small, but expanding company facilitating a change in plant disease diagnostics. We operate in an active business environment where the atmosphere is dynamic and casual. Our remuneration package is modern and tailor made. ClearDetections is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands.





Is this the right job for you? You can contact us for more information. If you’re interested in this position and you fit the profile, we invite you to apply. You can do this by sending your English CV and cover letter to info@cleardetections.com



ClearDetections is a sponsor of the next ESN conference hosted from 9th to 13th of September in Ghent! (https://www.esn-online.org/conference)





We will be represented by our Operations Manager Marta Santos Paiva, do you want to know more about us and our products & services? Meet her there! Send her an whatsApp message on +31 615 063020, or send an email marta.santos@cleardetections.com





See you there!



Since August 2017 Mrs. Marta Santos Paiva started as Operations Manager at ClearDetections. She has taken over the work from Mrs. Renske Landeweert who has contributed for the development of ClearDetections for the last 5 years. Mrs. Marta Santos Paiva will be our new focal point for all customers, suppliers and other relations. With the support of Wageningen University and Research Centre she will help you with all of your questions, orders and any other items that might help you to better diagnostics in the field of nematodes and fungi.





Last month also Mr. Henri Hekman, former owner of the Blgg Groep in Wageningen and currently one of the owners and investors of DutchSprouts/SoilCares, stepped in again as the sole investor.





ClearDetections is currently delivering diagnostic kits to more than 20 different countries all over the world, from our base in Wageningen, the Netherlands and hometown of one of the best known Agri Universities of the world. We will continue to work every day in order to help you achieve revolutionary diagnostics!





For more information please contact:





Mrs. Marta Santos Paiva:





Mob.: +31 6 1506 3020





Email: Marta.Santos@cleardetections.com





Mr. Henri Hekman:





Mob.: +31 6 5200 2178





Email: Henri.Hekman@cleardetections.com