The Office of Research Integrity has found that a technician at Advance Liquid Logic fabricated data for a project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Retraction Watch reports.
ORI says that Matthew Poore "knowingly and intentionally falsified reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results by reporting the results from previous experiments as the actual results, when the experiments had not been performed." These results were included in a presentation, a report to NIAID, and in the company's files, ORI adds.
Poore has entered into an agreement to have any of his federally funded research supervised for a period of three years.
Retraction Watch adds Poore appears to have left the company last year.