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In Brief This Week: Agilent Technologies; DNA Genotek; Cisbio Bioassays

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies this week said that it has teamed up with the University of Mississippi to test seafood from the Gulf of Mexico for evidence of contamination, pending review by the US Food and Drug Administration. The firm said that researchers at the university are using its 7000 Series GC/MS/MS PAH Analyzer for a new method to test for levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The new test process is expected to be filed for review with FDA by the end of this month.


DNA Genotek said this week that it has joined the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The firm will be providing its Oragene nucleic acid sample collection kit as part of its role in the coalition.


French drug-screening assay developer Cisbio Bioassays said this week that it has opened a new technical support and service laboratory in Shanghai, China. The firm said the new demo lab will enable it to provide enhanced drug discovery services to pharmaceutical, CRO, and academic lab customers in China and the surrounding areas.