food safety

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.

The company said its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics will allow it to provide a broader array of food safety diagnostics services to its customers.

The food safety firm is using NGS testing and data analytics to create actionable information for retailers and manufacturers.

The firms also renewed distribution agreements for DuPont's BAX System Q7 food safety testing platform in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The revenue spike was due to an increase in the number of Atlas molecular testing platforms placed with commercial customers.

Under the terms of the agreements, Qiagen will make CosmosID's platform available as a plug in, and Trigent will supply Qiagen's software to the FDA.

At the end of the quarter, the company had 39 of its Atlas molecular testing instruments placed with customers under commercial agreements compared to 36 in Q3 2014.

The firm's analytics platform combines NGS with a big data platform and a molecular food database. 

It Was the Egg Salad

A database containing genome sequences from strains of foodborne pathogens may enable regulators and companies to quickly identify outbreak sources, Reuters reports.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.