By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said that it will collaborate with the US Food and Drug Administration on food testing applications.

Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the FDA, Agilent will aim to develop new DNA-based tools for detecting and analyzing pathogens in food. The first part of the project is focused on developing an assay panel, using mass spectrometry-based genotyping, to identify subtypes of salmonella in food.

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