NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has bought seven mass spectrometry systems from Applied Biosystems for testing food for pesticides, the company said today.
 
ABI said it will train FDA staff on-site in how to use the systems, and it will assist in validating the methods that will be used to monitor pesticide residues at seven US labs.
 

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