food safety

The company will partner with University College Dublin's Animal Genomics Laboratory to further develop genomic technologies to assess the origin, quality, and safety of food.

The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.

Menlo Park, California-based Clear Labs, which raised a combined $19.5 million in Series A and B financing rounds, has raised $45 million to date.

Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

Pilot participants have access to a version of Clear Labs' sequencing and analysis platform that is designed for high-volume food safety and quality testing.

Through the alliance, Cornell has joined the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, an initiative launched by IBM and Mars in early 2015.

Revenue growth was driven by a 26 percent increase in the number of pathogen detection tests sold. The total number of placed Atlas instruments ticked up to 54. 

The company said it will use the proceeds to support the development of a prototype pathogen detection platform.

Hygiena will sell DuPont Diagnostics products through its Qualicon Diagnostics unit.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.