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GATC Teams with ETH Zurich on Food Safety Research

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GATC Biotech today said that it has partnered with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) to develop a sequencing-based method for food quality assurance.

The partners said that they will perform their research using multiplatform sequencing including Pacific Biosciences' RS system, which GATC biotech recently purchased. They intend to develop a cost-efficient method for the taxonomic characterization of microbial communities in food.

Constanz, Germany-based GATC said that the so-called Metatxn Project is being funded with approximately €120,000 ($171,852) provided by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

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