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Food safety reaches from balances to baths, software systems to sample preperation and all the technologies inbetween including ELISA, PCR and Mass Spectrometry. Whether testing for contaminants or speciation in a lab on-site or via third party this section has it covered.

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From A to Z: FoodQualityNews editorial calendar 2017

From lab technology to food fraud, FoodQualityNews’ 2017 editorial calendar of special editions will zone in on areas that impact the global food safety and quality market.

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Sample storage and management help from Hamilton Storage

Hamilton Storage has enhanced its sample storage system and sample management efficiency.

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

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BioPorto platform validated on Qiagen’s lateral flow system

BioPorto Diagnostics and Qiagen have validated BioPorto’s generic Rapid Assay Device (gRAD) lateral flow platform on Qiagen’s ESEQuant LR3 Lateral Flow System.

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FQN: Behind the keyboard/pen

This year has not had one dominate theme like some others but it has been no less important for the food safety and quality control landscape.

ECDC: Molecular surveillance system relies on labs to produce comparable results

A number of technical issues reducing the quality of typing results have been identified in EU labs, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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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.

Agilent expands chromatography capabilities in California

Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.

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BGI expands with new Seattle office

BGI is to form a new division - BGI Groups USA - to be based in Seattle.

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Funds will help us expand in Asia - Oxford Nanopore

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £100m ($126m) in funding through a private placement of ordinary shares bringing the total secured to £351m.

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Anton Paar purchases Raman technology

Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from BaySpec and licensed technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps.

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AddLife: Deal means further expansion outside Nordic region

AddLife is to acquire all shares in part of Biolin Scientific AB which has been owned by Ratos since 2010.

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ECDC: More than 300 outbreaks alerts assessed since EPIS-FWD launch

An updated version of a restricted web-based communication platform to ensure early detection and coordinated response to multi-state outbreaks has been launched.

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Mass Spec Analytical unveils ion source to speed up workflow

Mass Spec Analytical has launched an ion source which it claims speeds up workflow times by 30% or more for processes where GCMS is normally used for analysis.

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Sequencing centre opened by UK Prime Minister

Two buildings at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have been opened by UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

IDEXX broadens use of E. coli detection test

IDEXX is to introduce its total coliform and E. coli test to the food processing and packaging industries.

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Qiagen and CosmosID launch metagenomics analysis plugin

Qiagen and CosmosID have launched a plugin to support shotgun metagenomics and microbiome profiling.

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WITec opens China office to offer local presence

WITec has opened an office in Beijing which will host customer events.

Intertek sees UK E. coli testing increase

Intertek Food Services UK has increased capacity to enable faster turnaround on E. coli testing in response to customer demand.

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BioMérieux launches automated system for DNA and RNA extraction

BioMérieux has launched a molecular biology platform for extraction of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA).

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Value of NGS comes from insights generated - Qiagen

Qiagen has partnered with Genohm to integrate the NGS workflow with laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

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Astell introduces touchscreen autoclave controller

Astell Scientific has launched a controller for its autoclave range.

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Markes International launches sorptive extraction technology

Markes International has launched a technology for high-capacity sorptive extraction of organic chemicals from liquids and solids.

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Osram launches broadband infrared LED

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched an emitter which can be used as a light source in near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, a technique for assessing the quality of food.

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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