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NBTY introduces Nature's Origin, a complete line of nutritional supplements

NBTY introduces Nature's Origin, a complete line of nutritional supplements

NBTY, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, introduces Nature's Origin, its first complete line of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements that are free from ingredients made with GMOs, preservatives, gluten and irradiation. [More]
Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. [More]
Bio-Rad Laboratories buys GnuBIO

Bio-Rad Laboratories buys GnuBIO

GnuBIO, a privately-held life sciences company that has developed a droplet-based DNA sequencing technology, today announced that it was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. With this acquisition, Bio-Rad will expand its Digital Biology Center and establish a research and development site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [More]

New research report investigates health benefits of Beta- Carotene and its regulatory status

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Beta-Carotene Industry - Market Trends and Insights [More]

Food safety experts to deliver presentations at Food Integrity and Traceability Conference

Food safety experts from around the world will be at Queen's University Belfast this week (8-10 April) to highlight current and emerging threats to the integrity of the food chain. [More]

Restaurant managers who buy local foods currently are more likely to keep purchasing locally

Restaurant chefs and food purchasing managers who have bought local foods in the past are more likely to continue adding them to menus and store shelves, according to a team of researchers. [More]

Researchers demonstrate power of Droplet Digital PCR at 2014 AACR annual meeting

Helping doctors monitor their melanoma patients' progress in response to treatment is just one of the many exciting applications of Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR-) technology being showcased at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting taking place in San Diego, CA from April 5-9. [More]
QIAGEN launches new products for next-generation sequencing applications

QIAGEN launches new products for next-generation sequencing applications

QIAGEN N.V. today announced two important new product launches which address workflow challenges in next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications. [More]
New research reveals that immunization can trigger distinct change in body odor

New research reveals that immunization can trigger distinct change in body odor

​Our understanding of the role of body odor in conveying personal information continues to grow. New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that immunization can trigger a distinct change in body odor. This is the first demonstration of a bodily odor change due to immune activation. [More]

Waters unveils new data analysis software packages for proteomics and metabolomics/lipidomics analyses

Waters Corporation today unveiled two new data analysis software packages for proteomics and metabolomics/lipidomics analyses: Progenesis® QI and Progenesis QI for Proteomics. [More]

UM researchers awarded FDA contract to expand high-throughput sequencing database

Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have been awarded a research program contract from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sequence, assemble, and annotate a population of bacterial pathogens using two high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies in support of the expansion of a vetted public reference database. [More]

Nordion enters into definitive agreement to be acquired by Sterigenics

Nordion Inc., a leading provider of products and services to the global health science market, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") to be acquired by Sterigenics, a global leader in sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. [More]
Carbon nanotube paper offers potential to miniaturize mass spectrometers

Carbon nanotube paper offers potential to miniaturize mass spectrometers

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. [More]
Daylight Solutions launches world's first laser-based infrared microscopy platform

Daylight Solutions launches world's first laser-based infrared microscopy platform

Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of molecular detection and imaging solutions in the mid-infrared, today announced the launch of the world's first commercially available laser-based infrared microscopy platform. [More]
Food safety measures taken by hospital minimize risk to food handlers

Food safety measures taken by hospital minimize risk to food handlers

A new study found more than 80 percent of raw chicken used in hospitals in food for patients and staff was contaminated with a form of antibiotic resistant bacteria called extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli. While sufficient preparation eliminated the presence of bacteria, poultry meat delivered to hospital kitchens remains a potential point of entry for these dangerous bacteria into the hospital. [More]
QIAGEN launches careHPV Test in India for prevention of cervical cancer among women

QIAGEN launches careHPV Test in India for prevention of cervical cancer among women

QIAGEN N.V. today announced the commercial launch in India of its careHPV™ Test, the only molecular diagnostic for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) designed to screen women in settings with limited healthcare infrastructure, such as areas lacking electricity, water or laboratories. [More]

Rep. John Dingell announces retirement

The Michigan Democrat, who was often at the center of health care debates as he sought universal health care benefits, says he will not seek a 30th term in Congress. [More]
iCOMOS conference to explore science behind ‘One Health’ in complex environments

iCOMOS conference to explore science behind ‘One Health’ in complex environments

The University of Minnesota will present an international conference on the science behind One Health this spring in Minneapolis. [More]

BioFire Diagnostics submits FilmArray GI Panel to FDA for 510(k) clearance

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC today announced that it has submitted the FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 510(k) clearance. The comprehensive FilmArray GI Panel tests for over 20 common bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea. [More]
New online resource centre helps to create better strategies for food risks and benefits

New online resource centre helps to create better strategies for food risks and benefits

Food scare make authorities uneasy. In previous cases, national food safety agencies have not always known how to react, making the public wary. For example, in 2011, the German health authorities incorrectly linked the deadly E. coli outbreak to cucumbers from Spanish greenhouses. [More]