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Peak Scientific expands office in Brazil

Peak Scientific has expanded a regional office in Brazil to support its customer base in LATAM (Latin America).

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

Bruker opens demo facility in China

Bruker has opened a demo facility to support China’s scientific research community.

dispatches from GFSI 2017 in Houston

The Global Food Safety Conference: Reaction on Twitter

From partnerships with governments, discussions on a 'G30' of food safety to the insistence food safety is not a competitive differentiator; GFSI had it all.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Bruker reveals focus for applied markets

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

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Meet FQN at Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon

FoodQualityNews will be reporting live from two major industry events in the next few weeks - The GFSI Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon.

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Bruker acquires Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.

Malvern and PANalytical to merge and Neogen buys Quat-Chem

Two Spectris companies are to merge, Neogen has made an acquisition and Q Laboratories has expanded its microbial identification capabilities.

dispatches from Rapid Methods Europe 2016

From DNA sequencing and metagenomics to mycotoxins and GMOs at RME

Novel foodborne pathogen techniques and geographic origin determination methods as well as work from EU projects were presented at Rapid Methods Europe in Amsterdam.

Bruker acquires NAT assays to expand MALDI Biotyper platform

Bruker has acquired nucleic acid testing (NAT) assays and syndromic panel technology to expand its MALDI Biotyper platform.

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Bruker launches handheld XRF elemental analyser

Bruker has introduced a handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental analyser.

FlavorActiV and Bruker partner on beer flavor stability

FlavorActiV and Bruker Corporation have partnered to help breweries improve flavor stability.

Round-up of ASMS 2016 news

ASMS 2016: Who launched what at the conference?

Industry gathered recently for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). We look at who launched what during the event.

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Analytica grows international appeal

Analytica 2016 has become more international since the last edition two years ago, according to the project director of Analytica Munich and the Analytica shows in Asia.  

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Analytica 2016 - Twitter trending topic

Anyone with an interest in laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology was in Munich last week at the Analytica trade show - which meant we went along as well.

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Analytica 2016 in pictures

I will leave the intro to Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, deputy CEO of Messe München, who said: “Thanks to presentations of several world premieres in particular, Analytica demonstrated that it is number...

dispatches from Analytica 2016

Bruker works with Unilever to analyse droplet size distribution

Bruker has launched a method for fast determination of droplet size distribution in food emulsions based on collaboration with Unilever.

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Food safety features in Pittcon Technical Program

Pittcon has announced the Technical Program for 2016 with topics including food safety.

Eurofins invests in MALDI-TOF to provide same day results

Eurofins Food Testing UK has invested in a method for micro-organism identification which will enable clients to have same-day confirmation of results for pathogens.

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Chromatography is not ‘sexy’ and food contact migration

A call not to forget chromatography when it comes to analysis and work to analyse possible migration of substances in and out of food contact materials were the highlights of...

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Nano, EU projects and US food safety work

Methods to analyse nanoparticles, food safety from the US perspective and insight into a range of EU projects were key topics during the second day of a conference in Prague.

dispatches from RAFA 2015, Prague

RAFA: Solving food fraud, citizen science and Nestlé analytical results

It is not possible to solve food fraud by analytical methods alone, the rise of citizen science and the revelation that Nestlé collects 100 million analytical results per year were...

RAFA 2015 in Czech Republic November 3–6

FQN heads to RAFA 2015

An international conference covering the latest issues in food safety and quality with the biggest industry names starts this week.

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Bruker’s NMR FoodScreener lab given ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

Bruker’s NMR FoodScreener laboratory for food authenticity and quality determination has been granted ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

MALDI-TOF MS subject of PHE draft standard

Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization – time of flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry is to be added to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) standard microbiological test methods.

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