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.
Eurofins GeneScan has received AFNOR NF certification for four Listeria kits.
3M Food Safety’s molecular detection assays for Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been backed by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification.
Culture independent next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the microbiome for recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream.
Tecna has released a couple of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to detect zearalenone in cereals and feed.
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Lab M has developed a chromogenic media that can simultaneously detect Salmonella strains while inhibiting or minimizing other organisms.
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.
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.
Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) has signed an agreement to sell and distribute its pathogen detection platform in Australia.
Mérieux NutriSciences has inaugurated a lab dedicated to raw milk testing including microbiology and chemistry analyses.
Shimadzu has released two high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyzers.
Whitbeck Laboratories has opened a 7,500 square foot research and testing facility.
PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) that it claims can handle any sample matrix, address any interference and detect any particle size.
Neogen Corporation has launched a line of tests for detection of six mycotoxins using a water-based common extraction.
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Hardy Diagnostics has launched a product for use as a primary stool screening medium for isolation and differentiation of Salmonella and Shigella spp.
The Government Chemist has revealed the work leading to supporting the Public Analyst in a dispute over findings of residues of a veterinary medicine in corned beef.
Qiagen has acquired OmicSoft Corporation to expand its bioinformatics offering for data management and interpretation.
Novolyze has launched a platform to standardise the evaluation of pathogen inactivation.
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is advantageous but does not replace the need for basic epidemiology, according to experts.
Merck has acquired BioControl Systems as it looks to grow in the food and beverage space and particularly the US.
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).
Invisible Sentinel’s platform for detecting shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) has been certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).