NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eurofins Scientific, AB Sciex, and Phenomenex are collaborating to develop methods to detect the presence of antibiotic and fungicide residue in animal feed.

The initial result of the deal, which was announced today, is an application for analyzing up to nine antibiotics and four insecticides in poultry feeds, covering five antibiotic drug classes.

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