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SepSolve targets broader uptake and appeal of GC×GC

SepSolve Analytical claims its flow modulator for routine two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) analyses will broaden uptake of the technique.

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Roka Bioscience gets AOAC certification for Listeria

Roka Bioscience has received the AOAC Performance Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI).

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Anton Paar expands particle analysis portfolio

Anton Paar has acquired the particle size analyzer (PSA) product line from CILAS.

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Eurofins’ Listeria tests backed by AOAC

Eurofins Scientific’s test kits for Listeria have received certification by AOAC.

PFGE problems highlighted by WGS performance

WGS has shown the limited discrimination and occasional lack of accuracy of PFGE, according to researchers.

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Thermo unveils range of bagged enrichment media

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a range of bagged enrichment media.

Neogen expands next generation sequencing services

Neogen Corporation has launched next generation sequencing services for the food industry.

IBM and Cornell University to work together to keep global milk supply safe

IBM Research and Cornell University have teamed up to help improve the safety of the global milk supply through genetic sequencing and big data analytics research.

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3M’s E. coli O157 assay gains NF Validation

3M Food Safety’s assay to detect E. coli O157 (including H7) has received an NF Validation certificate from AFNOR Certification.  

EU project tackles increase in ciguatera fish poisoning

A European project is one year into its work on investigating the risks and spread of ciguatoxin poisoning.

NGS is recognized method for species authenticity - SGS

SGS experts are leading projects and part of working groups looking at standards for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques.

PulseNet International pushes uptake of whole genome sequencing

A network dedicated to bacterial foodborne disease surveillance will standardise subtyping via WGS using whole genome multilocus sequence typing (wgMLST).

ProGnosis Biotech launches test to detect T-2 and HT-2 mycotoxins

ProGnosis Biotech has launched an ELISA test to detect Trichothecene T-2/HT-2 in grains, cereals and animal feed.

Method to detect pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages

Researchers have developed a method which has a ‘strong promise’ for regulatory monitoring and commercial analysis of pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages.

Software enables real-time info on samples - Waters

Waters Corporation has introduced software for direct-from-sample food analysis.

Sciex expands use of SWATH data independent acquisition technology

Sciex has launched its SWATH data independent acquisition (DIA) technology for analytical scientists in application areas including food testing and environmental analysis.

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in India

Mérieux NutriSciences has bought Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt to strengthen geographical presence and expand services in India.

Eurofins boosts genetic testing footprint

Eurofins Scientific is to acquire GATC Biotech AG (GATC) for an undisclosed price.

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ALS enters US food testing market

ALS has entered the US food testing market with the acquisition of Marshfield Food Safety for an undisclosed amount.

Phenomenex opens gas chromatography facility

Phenomenex has opened a manufacturing and development facility to produce its gas chromatography (GC) columns.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

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BAX system given Health Canada approval for Listeria

Health Canada has included Hygiena’s BAX system Real-Time PCR assay as a validated method to screen surfaces for Listeriaspecies.

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Harnessing GC-MS to put a stop to POPs

Detection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the food chain is an important task for the food safety industry.

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Analytik Jena tech now available for manual extraction

Analytik Jena has made its SmartExtraction technology available for manual isolation of nucleic acids.

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