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AB SCIEX (Framingham, Massachusetts), and Phenomenex (Torrance, California) are collaborating to improve food testing.
AB SCIEX (Framingham, Massachusetts), and Phenomenex (Torrance, California) are collaborating to improve food testing. The creation of a joint rapid response team responsible for developing highest-quality, most cost-effective methods is a key component of the collaboration. The partnership is expected to support efforts to prevent the spread of tainted food and help increase safety of the global food supply.
To address the worldwide demand in the food testing community for methods for faster response, higher quality results, and less expensive tests, scientists from both companies will work closely with food industry experts in applications such as pesticides, antibiotics, allergens, and natural toxins.
The companies will combine expertise and resources to form a global rapid response unit comprised of personnel from Phenomenex’s method development research team, and AB SCIEX’s total solutions group. Food testing scientists and analysts will be able to access the resource via the Internet.
Among the food testing application-specific experts who are part of the joint network of independent scientists working with these companies to help shape new method development is Dr. Michael Quilliam at the National Research Council of Canada in Halifax. He is a recognized expert on shellfish toxin analysis.