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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.

ALSO: Indicia Production acquires Metis Biotechnologies

BioControl acquisition opens F&B growth opportunities - Merck

Merck has acquired BioControl Systems as it looks to grow in the food and beverage space and particularly the US.

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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.

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.

SGS acquires Biopremier stake and predicts NGS growth

SGS has acquired a 70% stake in a firm which specialises in molecular biology and DNA sequencing services in the food sector.

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.

Hygiena to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business

Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business for an undisclosed amount and says it plans to invest behind new product development.

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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.

Michael Taylor, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods joins Board of Directors

Clear Labs: Funding round will help us reach companies on global scale

Clear Labs has raised $13m in Series B funding to expand its software and next generation sequencing (NGS) tests.

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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.

Malvern and PANalytical to merge and Neogen buys Quat-Chem

Two Spectris companies are to merge, Neogen has made an acquisition and Q Laboratories has expanded its microbial identification capabilities.

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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.

Windjammer takeover of Advanced Instruments falls in line with growing dairy testing market

Midmarket investment firm Windjammer has acquired Massachusetts-based Advanced Instruments (AI), maker of dairy analysis tools, after receiving US regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission.

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