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Lab Technology

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.

Part one: Merieux Nutrisciences, Shimadzu, Agrolab and Fera

Fipronil scandal drives testing demand in chicken and egg-based products

Analytical labs have told FoodQualityNews they have experienced a big increase in demand for testing mainly from EU countries following the fipronil egg contamination scandal.

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WITec and Zeiss expand choices for researchers

WITec’s system for correlative Raman-SEM imaging has been made available with the Zeiss Sigma 300, a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM).

PerkinElmer unveils FT-NIR system for food analysis

PerkinElmer has launched an NIR spectrometer for qualitative, quantitative and adulterant screening applications.

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ALine and Triple Ring Technologies partner around microfluidics

ALine and Triple Ring Technologies (TRT) have formed a strategic partnership to support clients developing diagnostic products in which a microfluidic consumable is supported with instrument automation.

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BioMérieux to take control of Japanese joint venture

Sysmex and bioMérieux are to dissolve their joint venture in Japan.

Eurofins expands chemistry testing offering

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has completed the deal for Environmental Laboratory Services (ELS), a provider of water and environmental chemistry testing in Ireland.

Avio 500 can look at high and low concentration analytes during same analysis - PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) for high volume labs.

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When we find tech to provide better data to customers, we go get it – EPL BAS

EPL Bio Analytical Services (EPL BAS) is to use the Sciex QTRAP 6500+ with SelexION+.

SepSolve targets broader uptake and appeal of GC×GC

SepSolve Analytical claims its flow modulator for routine two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) analyses will broaden uptake of the technique.

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To the MilkyWay to prepare pour plate TVCs

Copan Diagnostics has unveiled what it claims is the first fully automated instrument for preparing pour plate total viable counts (TVCs).

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Analytik Jena to focus on core business of lab analysis

Analytik Jena has sold all of its shares in previously wholly owned subsidiary AJ Blomesystem to the GUS Group.

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Thermo unveils range of bagged enrichment media

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a range of bagged enrichment media.

Instrument maintenance and downtime top challenge for lab managers

Sample preparation challenges and unplanned and unexpected instrument downtime remain a major problem for lab employees, according to an Agilent survey.

Agilent unveils triple quad LC/MS with smaller footprint

Agilent Technologies has launched a triple quadrupole liquid chromatography mass spectrometer (triple quad LC/MS) with a smaller footprint.

Needs for targeted quantitation evolving each day - Thermo

Thermo Fisher has introduced two triple-stage quadrupole (TSQ) mass spectrometers for applied markets.

Triple Ion Source will improve productivity - Shimadzu

Shimadzu and Phytronix have signed an agreement to offer the industry’s first Triple Ion Source.

PulseNet International pushes uptake of whole genome sequencing

A network dedicated to bacterial foodborne disease surveillance will standardise subtyping via WGS using whole genome multilocus sequence typing (wgMLST).

Software enables real-time info on samples - Waters

Waters Corporation has introduced software for direct-from-sample food analysis.

Sciex expands use of SWATH data independent acquisition technology

Sciex has launched its SWATH data independent acquisition (DIA) technology for analytical scientists in application areas including food testing and environmental analysis.

Nanomaterial’s growth in food use reined in by health risks: Review

The use of organic and inorganic nanomaterials (INMs) in food applications is growing, a review concludes, yet its short history has not completely revealed the associated risks. 

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

Eurofins boosts genetic testing footprint

Eurofins Scientific is to acquire GATC Biotech AG (GATC) for an undisclosed price.

Phenomenex opens gas chromatography facility

Phenomenex has opened a manufacturing and development facility to produce its gas chromatography (GC) columns.

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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).

Part 2 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Harnessing GC-MS to put a stop to POPs

Detection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the food chain is an important task for the food safety industry.

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