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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.

IAEA and FAO go mobile to tackle food fraud

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to look at mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination.

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.

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Huber: Acquisition offers new opportunities

Huber has acquired a manufacturer of circulation coolers and system separators.

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.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in India

Mérieux NutriSciences has bought Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt to strengthen geographical presence and expand services in India.

Eurofins boosts genetic testing footprint

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

Misuse of antibiotics constitutes a great burden – Zeulab

Responsible use of antimicrobials together with antibiotic testing in food can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance, according to a Spanish biotechnological company.

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).

Fera Science unveils gelatine identification method

Fera Science has launched a service to find the species origin of gelatine-based products.

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Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment develop colony counting system

Synbiosis and AAA Lab Equipment have integrated a ProtoCOL 3 colony counting system within an Irina automated plate feeder.

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Phenomenex adds polar, mixed-mode selectivities for column line

Phenomenex has launched mixed-mode selectivities and particle sizes for UHPLC, HPLC and preparative work in the Luna column range.

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Analytik Jena tech now available for manual extraction

Analytik Jena has made its SmartExtraction technology available for manual isolation of nucleic acids.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expects to expand capabilities in new lab

Mérieux NutriSciences has moved one of its Canadian food testing labs to a new, 24,000 square foot facility.

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