Issue Date: March 26, 2012
Joining Forces For Food Safety
Instrumentation company Agilent Technologies is partnering with the Food & Drug Administration to develop mass-spectrometry-based methods for identifying subtypes of Salmonella bacteria in food. The joint effort, announced on March 19, also aims to improve Agilent’s DNA-based lab-on-a-chip analyzer for verifying whether seafood is accurately labeled.
When outbreaks of food-borne illness occur, knowing the subtype of the pathogen can help pinpoint the source of the contamination. “Techniques that are . . .
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