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.
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.
Hamilton Storage has enhanced its sample storage system and sample management efficiency.
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.
BioPorto Diagnostics and Qiagen have validated BioPorto’s generic Rapid Assay Device (gRAD) lateral flow platform on Qiagen’s ESEQuant LR3 Lateral Flow System.
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.
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).
Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.
Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.
BGI is to form a new division - BGI Groups USA - to be based in Seattle.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £100m ($126m) in funding through a private placement of ordinary shares bringing the total secured to £351m.
Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from BaySpec and licensed technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps.
AddLife is to acquire all shares in part of Biolin Scientific AB which has been owned by Ratos since 2010.
An updated version of a restricted web-based communication platform to ensure early detection and coordinated response to multi-state outbreaks has been launched.
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.
Two buildings at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have been opened by UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
IDEXX is to introduce its total coliform and E. coli test to the food processing and packaging industries.
Qiagen and CosmosID have launched a plugin to support shotgun metagenomics and microbiome profiling.
WITec has opened an office in Beijing which will host customer events.
Intertek Food Services UK has increased capacity to enable faster turnaround on E. coli testing in response to customer demand.
BioMérieux has launched a molecular biology platform for extraction of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA).
Qiagen has partnered with Genohm to integrate the NGS workflow with laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
Astell Scientific has launched a controller for its autoclave range.
Markes International has launched a technology for high-capacity sorptive extraction of organic chemicals from liquids and solids.
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 has acquired nucleic acid testing (NAT) assays and syndromic panel technology to expand its MALDI Biotyper platform.