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Sample storage and management help from Hamilton Storage

Hamilton Storage has enhanced its sample storage system and sample management efficiency.

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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.

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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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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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Reading Thermal aids with FSMA kill step validation compliance

Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.

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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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Qiagen and CosmosID launch metagenomics analysis plugin

Qiagen and CosmosID have launched a plugin to support shotgun metagenomics and microbiome profiling.

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WITec opens China office to offer local presence

WITec has opened an office in Beijing which will host customer events.

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Nine out of 10 adults concerned about food safety - Emerson

Nine out of 10 adults are concerned about food safety, according to a survey by Emerson.

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BioMérieux launches automated system for DNA and RNA extraction

BioMérieux has launched a molecular biology platform for extraction of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA).

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Value of NGS comes from insights generated - Qiagen

Qiagen has partnered with Genohm to integrate the NGS workflow with laboratory information management systems (LIMS).

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Digi International acquires FreshTemp and partners with Telus

Digi International has purchased a provider of temperature monitoring and task management tools for the food industry.

Agilent developing new applications for mass spectrometry system

Agilent Technologies has contracted the original creators of its RapidFire 365 High-throughput Mass Spectrometry System to further develop new applications.

Novel method developed to detect irradiation of cashew nuts and nutmeg

A quicker and more sensitive method for detection of 2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) which uses fewer resources than the EU standard has been developed by researchers.

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Ellutia: Specialised detectors, automation and throughput from GC perspective

Ultra-fast gas chromatography means analysis cycle times are decreasing so the time to prepare the samples to be analysed is becoming the limiting factor, according to an instrument provider.

‘As industry shifts to proactive model we want them to look to Clear Labs’

Clear Labs has launched a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test which it claims can help retailers and manufacturers prevent and trace outbreaks.

Research round-up: Cleaning system, MRSA concerns and machine learning

We have collected below the highlights from recent research relevant to food safety and quality control.

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ASI Food Safety to use ReposiTrak platform

ASI Food Safety is to use the ReposiTrak platform to schedule and conduct audits, finalize corrective actions and issue audit certificates.

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Using online learning for training growing in F&B sector

How the food and drink sector is changing in regards to technology when it comes to staff training and compliance is the subject of an Appetite Learning webinar this week.

Need for femtogram-level quantitative analysis is expanding, says Shimadzu

Shimadzu has launched the GCMS-TQ8050 Triple Quadrupole GC-MS for ultra-trace analysis.

WGS capable of revealing food fraud but limitations identified

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) could be used to determine a product is what it claims to be according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

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Labs asked to do more each day - Leco

Laboratories are being asked to do more every day, said Leco Corporation, as it launched a GC Time-of-Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometer.

‘Bands’ parameter issue found in typing assessment

Labs must improve in certain parameters to ensure inter-laboratory comparison of PFGE profiles, according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) findings.  

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Peak Scientific unveils bench-top nitrogen gas generator

Peak Scientific has launched a bench-top nitrogen gas generator system.

ICT making food safety advances possible - FAO

Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) are leading to improvements in food security and safety in Asia and the Pacific, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....

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