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Life Technologies (California, USA) has announced the signing of a five-year collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (USA).
Life Technologies (California, USA) has announced the signing of a five-year collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (USA). The collaboration will see Life Technologies working with the FDA to develop food safety testing of two foodborne pathogens, E.coli and Salmonella. This follows the announced acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher Scientific (California, USA) in April.
Nir Nimrodi, Vice President and General Manager for Food Safety and Animal Health at Life Technologies, said: "We are excited to be entering this cooperative research and development agreement with the FDA as we have been working alongside them in one capacity or the other for over 10 years." He added: “The FDA will call on us, particularly when it comes to developing rapid detection kits. This agreement allows them to have new rapid track and trace products for rapid identification of foodborne contaminants."
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