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Wine Fraud: Chemical Fingerprint Uncorks Juicy Facts

30-Jan-2019

Numerous components of 42 different wines have been analysed using state-of-the-art equipment for the first time. The data generated will provide an extremely accurate basis for definitively characterising different wine varieties, as well as an innovative approach for routine wine analysis. The ...

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Cracking eggshell nanostructure

01-Apr-2018

How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same time, are weak enough to break from the inside during chick hatching? It's all in the eggshell's nanostructure, according to a new study led by McGill University scientists. The findings could ...

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From exposomics to phytotoxins: Safe foodstuffs in the focus of analytica 2018

21-Mar-2018

What substances occurring naturally in foodstuffs jeopardize our health? How do pollutants affect our genetic material? Is baking paper a cause for concern? Such questions from the food sciences will be in the focus of the leading trade fair analytica and the accompanying analytica conference, ...

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How Salmonella 'die' at low temperatures

08-Feb-2018

The most economical way to kill bacteria that cause common food-borne illnesses -- mostly caused by Salmonella enterica -- is heat, but, the mechanisms that kill Salmonella at lower temperatures were not fully understood until now, according to a team of researchers. Bacteria can develop ways to ...

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Biotage acquires Horizon Technology

Strengthens position in environmental and food safety

08-Dec-2017

Biotage AB has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in the privately held company Horizon Technology, Inc. (Horizon) based in New Hampshire, US, at a purchase price of approx. USD 18.4 million, corresponding to approx. SEK 153 million, based on an enterprise value of ...

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Eurofins acquires food testing laboratory Institut Nehring

16-Oct-2017

Eurofins Scientific, the world leader in food testing services announces that it has acquired Institut Nehring GmbH, a food testing laboratory in the German market. Institut Nehring was established in 1905; today the company is well-known in the German market thanks to its long-history and ...

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analytica China 2018: Bigger and new layout

14-Aug-2017

Asia’s leading trade show for analysis, lab technology and biotechnology, analytica China, will open again at Hall E1 to E4, Shanghai New International Expo Center from October 31 to November 2, 2018. The exhibition is a spin-off of analytica in Germany—the leading international fair for ...

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New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases

23-Jun-2017

When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated. Now, one team reports in ACS Sensors that portable pressure-based detectors coupled with ...

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Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish

24-Feb-2017

Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another Spanish study, mercury ...

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Merck Acquires BioControl to Strengthen Position in Food Safety Testing

05-Jan-2017

Merck announced it has acquired BioControl Systems Inc., a global leader in food safety testing. The acquisition opens growth opportunities for Merck in the food and beverage space; particularly in the U.S. Confidentiality has been agreed on the financial details of the transaction. BioControl’s ...

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