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IDEX Health & Science to create Optical Center of Excellence

IDEX Health & Science is to expand its optics and photonics operations in Henrietta, Monroe County to enable future growth of its optical components, sub-systems and filters business.

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Advion launches liquid chromatography systems

Advion has released ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) and HPLC systems to add to techniques for organic and analytical chemists.

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Merck reveals smaller agar plates for water/beverage testing

Merck has released ready-to-use agar plates for quality control of water and filterable beverages.

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Analytik Jena collaborates with TATAA Biocenter

TATAA Biocenter has expanded its real-time PCR offerings with a thermocycler from Analytik Jena.

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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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CDC awards food safety funds to state and local health departments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $200m to help prevent, detect, respond to and control threats posed by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

CDC: Outbreak a reminder bacteria in microbiology labs can sicken workers

An outbreak of Salmonella has highlighted the risk associated with working in microbiology laboratories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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.

Neogen develops Listeria test with no enrichment

Neogen Corporation has launched a test that detects Listeria in environmental samples without the need for enrichment.

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First Contact: Identifying Unexpected Contaminants in Food Contact Material using LC-HRMS

‘The accurate detection of migrating chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) into the food we eat is critical to ensure the safety of consumers.

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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).

PFGE problems highlighted by WGS performance

WGS has shown the limited discrimination and occasional lack of accuracy of PFGE, according to researchers.

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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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