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Federal agencies hold meeting to discuss WGS

US government agencies are to host a public meeting next month to discuss whole genome sequencing (WGS).

Nestlé establishes first food safety institute in India

Nestlé is establishing a food safety institute in India to help meet the country's growing demand for healthy and safe food.

MilliporeSigma opens center to work on pathogen detection

MilliporeSigma has opened its first food safety center to develop products for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens.

FSNS opens food testing lab in Omaha

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has opened a 16,400 square foot lab in Omaha, Nebraska with an investment in excess of $3m.

Maxxam Analytics opens first US food testing lab

Maxxam Analytics (Maxxam) has opened a 3,000-square foot food testing laboratory in Kansas.

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Updated ISO 17025 standard to be published at end of 2017

ISO/IEC 17025 has moved to final stage of development before publication at the end of the year.

ProGnosis Biotech targets Aflatoxin M1 in milk

ProGnosis Biotech has launched a rapid test for the quantitative detection of Aflatoxin M1 in cow, sheep and goat milk.

SwissDeCode launches portable rapid DNA test

SwissDeCode has launched a portable rapid DNA test that gives results in 30 minutes.

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Investment shows commitment to food industry - Northland Laboratories

Northland Laboratories has opened a laboratory in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Part two: Sciex, Eurofins, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Analysis of pesticides in egg products will have higher priority after fipronil

Analysis of pesticides in egg products is likely to have a higher priority in future following the fipronil scandal, according to labs.

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PathSensors enters Chinese pathogen detection market

PathSensors has partnered with a Chinese bio security firm to bring its proprietary pathogen detection technology to that market.

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CibusDx to commercialize testing system in 2018

CibusDx has acquired Pronucleotein Biotechnologies ahead of commercializing its food safety testing system by late spring 2018.

Agilent to add jobs and increase production in Singapore

Agilent Technologies is to invest S$85m (€53m) in Singapore to more than double production capacity.

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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.

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.

Viavi launches probe for point & shoot analysis

Viavi Solutions has launched a tablet probe that provides users with a portable spectral sensing option for point and shoot material analysis.

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Roka Bioscience to sell assets to IEH for $17.5m

Roka Bioscience is to sell its assets to the Institute for Environmental Health (IEH) for $17.5m.

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Global ID acquires Brazilian testing lab

The Global ID Group (Global ID) has acquired a food safety testing lab in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 

Eurofins expands in Japan with two acquisitions

Eurofins Scientific has acquired Japan Analytical Chemistry Consultants Co. (JACC) and Ecopro Research K.K. (Ecopro) for undisclosed amounts.

Canadian grain industry permitted to use private labs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is to allow exporters the option to have grain shipments tested by authorized laboratories.

Research round-up: FAIR and Factbook and pathogens in water

While it might be summer break for most we will continue to round-up the food safety and quality research.

Bureau Veritas targets on-site aflatoxin testing

Bureau Veritas and Schutter Group have introduced an aflatoxin pre-shipment inspection and quality control process.

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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Tecna targets antibiotic residues in food

Tecna has released an ELISA test kit for the quantitative detection of antibiotic residues in food.

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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+.

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