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PolySkope Labs targets AOAC approval for multiplex pathogen detection method

PolySkope Labs has applied for AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) status for its multiplex pathogen detection method.

Romer Labs enters German market following acquisition

Romer Labs has described Germany as a ‘very important food and feed safety market’ following the acquisition and integration of Transia.

Eurofins expands in Singapore and Turkey

Eurofins Scientific has acquired two companies to boost testing services in Singapore and Turkey.

WGS can address multiple questions in one experiment - study

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) clearly separates outbreak isolates from background isolates, according to a study.

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ILC acquisition closes geographical gap in portfolio – SGS

SGS has acquired an independent laboratory that specializes in microbiology and food chemistry testing services.

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Safe Food Alliance starts work on food safety lab

Safe Food Alliance has started construction of its largest laboratory to date in Kingsburg, California.

Viavi and ESPROS collaborate on sensor and developer kit

Viavi Solutions Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) and ESPROS Photonics Corporation (EPC) have launched a miniaturized spectral sensing system-on-a-chip and multispectral sensor developer kit.

Comparable MLVA results achieved between labs

Internationally comparable Salmonella Enteritidis MLVA results could be seen between labs often using different equipment, according to a validation study.

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Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens French footprint

Mérieux NutriSciences has strengthened its presence in France with the acquisition of ACM Agro.

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Eurofins invests $59m in lab expansion

Eurofins is to expand its laboratory facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and add 350 jobs.

Research round-up: Listeria, GBS and “smart” compounds

For the second time this year it is time to pull up a stool (no, not that kind...) to the lab bench and take a swab from the petri dish...

JRC drops rights to host three EURLs from next year

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to stop its work as the European Reference Laboratory (EURL) in three areas from January 2018.

New York lab ups imported food sampling and starts fish speciation test

The New York State Food Laboratory increased testing of food and beverage samples for health hazards, purity and accuracy of labeling by 10% last year.

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Neogen launches test to detect lower levels of aflatoxin

Neogen has developed a more sensitive version of its quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin.

Yarok’s E. coli and Listeria modules validated by microbiology lab

Yarok Technology Transfer’s method to detect E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes in leafy vegetables has been validated by an Israeli microbiology lab.

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Continuous challenge to identify and mitigate emerging pathogen risk - Metabiota

Outbreaks such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) illustrate continued challenges to epidemic preparedness and the ability to identify and mitigate emerging pathogens, according to Metabiota.

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Eurofins Listeria detection kits backed by AFNOR

Eurofins GeneScan has received AFNOR NF certification for four Listeria kits.

Three 3M assays receive NF Validation

3M Food Safety’s molecular detection assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been backed by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification.

FDA explores Listeria growth and detection in ice cream

Culture independent next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the microbiome for recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream.

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Tecna ELISA kits target zearalenone

Tecna has released a couple of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to detect zearalenone in cereals and feed.

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional...

Neogen improves colony colours in chromogenic media

Lab M has developed a chromogenic media that can simultaneously detect Salmonella strains while inhibiting or minimizing other organisms.

Labs would have allowed non-compliant sample on market

A proficiency test for determining heavy metals in canned peas has found more than 30 labs would have allowed a non-compliant sample to be placed on the market.

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Chinese start-up gearing up for launch of food-sensing smartphone

The world’s first material-sensing smartphone, which could potentially tell you how many calories you're about to eat, will launch in China later this year, its manufacturer has said.

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Crystal Diagnostics signs distribution agreement with LabGear Australia

Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) has signed an agreement to sell and distribute its pathogen detection platform in Australia.

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