Seed Genetic Purity

Build market confidence and reduce operational risks related to adventitious presence and GMO events.

Comprehensive genetic testing solutions that ensure seed purity and regulatory compliance to industry standards.

Understanding the genetic purity of your product is vital for licensing and risk mitigation in today’s complex global seed markets. We offer a range of customizable testing solutions to help seed growers understand the composition of their product.

Our comprehensive range of solutions cover a wide variety of crops, including alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, oats, rice, soybean, sugar beet, flax and wheat. They can be used to identify the presence of transgenic events and/or genetically modified organisms (GMO), purity, and to resolve varietal off-type issues.

Solutions include:

  • Adventitious presence (AP)
  • Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • Isoelectric focusing (IEF) and isozyme testing
  • DNA and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Services for GMO detection
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)
  • Hilum examination
  • Waxy corn purity
  • Hypocotyl grow out

We also offer visual purity examinations for seeds in lots to determine varietal and genetic purity.

SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity. With our global network of experts, backed by state-of-the-art testing facilities, we can help you ensure the purity of your seed product, thereby reducing risk and enhancing your reputation.

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SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva
Switzerland